My wife wants to give birth at home, is it safe?

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It isn’t unusual for dads to feel a bit uneasy at the idea of a homebirth, especially as the vast majority of births in the UK take place in hospital. However, researching where to have your baby is time well spent, as the evidence shows that birthing at home is as safe as in hospital births and has lower rates of interventions. Where should we give birth?

You might also find it useful to see if your local hospital has a homebirth team, or whether there is a homebirth group which meets in your area, as this would give you the opportunity to find out more and ask any questions. Where you choose to give birth forms a key part of your birth plan Birth Plans What are they?

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