Home birthHHome birthHome birthEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000050.0000000000000558.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of home birth. Home birth is natural and drug-free, but riskier in the event of complications.</p><p>Pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events. About 85% of all pregnancies and deliveries have normal outcomes. Because of this, home birth is a reasonable and safe option for women wh​o want to experience a natural way of bringing their babies into the world. However, there are still several things you should consider when planning for a home birth.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Home birth is for low-risk women only; high-risk women should have their labour and delivery in a hospital where appropriate facilities such as caesarean section are available if needed.</li> <li>Home births have been found to be just as safe as hospital births for women with low-risk pregnancies.</li> <li>Certified midwives are trained to identify complications and determine if a woman or her baby is changing from low-risk to high-risk.</li></ul>
Naissance à la maisonNNaissance à la maisonHome birthFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000050.0000000000000558.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les avantages et les désavantages associés aux accouchements à la maison. Les accouchements à la maison sont naturels et se font sans médicaments, mais comportent des risques plus élevés en cas de complications.</p><p>La grossesse et l’accouchement sont des événements qui font normalement partie de la vie. Environ 85 % de toutes les grossesses et de tous les accouchements se passent normalement. Pour cette raison, les naissances à la maison sont une option raisonnable et sécuritaire pour les femmes qui préfèrent essayer une façon naturelle de mettre leur bébé au monde. Cependant, il y a plusieurs choses à considérer lorsque vous planifiez une naissance à la maison.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les naissances à la maison sont pour les femmes dont la grossesse est à faible risque seulement; les femmes qui présentent une grossesse à haut risque doivent accoucher dans un hôpital offrant toutes les installations requises, comme celles de la césarienne, si nécessaire.</li> <li>Il a été démontré que les naissances à la maison sont aussi sécuritaires que celles se déroulant à l’hôpital pour les femmes présentant une grossesse à faible risque.</li> <li>Les sages-femmes certifiées sont formées et savent identifier les complications. Elles sont en mesure de déterminer si l’état d’une femme ou de son bébé change de risque faible à risque élevé. </li></ul>

 

 

Home birth395.000000000000Home birthHome birthHEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC11.000000000000050.0000000000000558.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of home birth. Home birth is natural and drug-free, but riskier in the event of complications.</p><p>Pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events. About 85% of all pregnancies and deliveries have normal outcomes. Because of this, home birth is a reasonable and safe option for women wh​o want to experience a natural way of bringing their babies into the world. However, there are still several things you should consider when planning for a home birth.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Home birth is for low-risk women only; high-risk women should have their labour and delivery in a hospital where appropriate facilities such as caesarean section are available if needed.</li> <li>Home births have been found to be just as safe as hospital births for women with low-risk pregnancies.</li> <li>Certified midwives are trained to identify complications and determine if a woman or her baby is changing from low-risk to high-risk.</li></ul><p>Some women prefer the idea of having a birth at home instead of at the hospital because they do not want to be treated as if they are sick. They want to be surrounded by friends and family in a warm and loving atmosphere.</p><p>Home birth is for low-risk women only. High-risk women should have their labour and delivery in a hospital, where appropriate facilities such as caesarean section are readily available if they are needed. </p><p>If you plan to have a home birth, you will need to have a certified midwife to oversee your pregnancy and childbirth. Your midwife will stay with you throughout your entire labour and delivery. Midwives provide a natural approach to childbirth. They use methods of relaxation and positioning to help ease the pain. </p><h2>Advantages of home birth</h2><p>Although planned home births are not yet mainstream in North America, they are quite common in Europe. Women are becoming more interested in this form of birth. Home birth is increasingly being seen as a safe, natural, and satisfying way for low-risk women to bring their babies into the world. Ninety per cent of women who have had a home birth say they would choose to have their next baby at home too. </p><p>Studies have shown that planned home births for low-risk women with certified midwives are just as safe as hospital birth for both mother and baby. Home births do not appear to affect the rates of complications or deaths in mothers or their babies. An added bonus of home births is that they are associated with the use of fewer medical interventions, such as induction of labour, fetal monitoring, vacuum extraction, or caesarean section, when compared with hospital births. </p><p>If you have a home birth, you may feel more "in charge" of your labour. You might feel more comfortable moving around and adopting alternative positions to help move your labour along. You may feel a sense of strength and empowerment in your body, and you may have a sense of trust in your body’s ability to carry out this very natural event. </p><h2>Disadvantages of home birth</h2><p>If you are keen on obtaining local pain medication during childbirth, giving birth in a hospital is a more suitable option for you. There is nothing wrong with wanting pain medication or realizing that you need it during your labour when you didn’t originally intend to take it. </p><p>One obvious risk of giving birth at home is that, if an emergency caesarean is required, the facilities to do so will not be readily available. However, certified midwives are trained to identify complications and determine if a woman or her baby is changing from low-risk to high-risk. Certified midwives are also trained in rescusitation techniques and have the necessary equipment for rescusitation if needed. If you or your baby develop complications during or after a home birth, the midwife will transfer you to a hospital right away, and the obstetrician on call at the hospital will take over your care. If you are considering home birth, make sure that you are seen by a certified midwife, and that emergency transportation to a nearby hospital will be immediately available if necessary. You should also discuss your plans with your family physician and determine their availability in the case of an emergency. </p><br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/homebirth.jpgHome birth

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