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The demand for homebirth is increasing – meet the women choosing to do it alone


by Mairead Heffron
26th Nov 2021

Read time: 10 minutes

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In early labour with her second baby, playing down the surges she was feeling, Lisa attended the hospital antenatal clinic to confirm that the baby’s head was down. The midwife reminded her to return to hospital as things progressed, though Lisa says, “I think she knew I wasn’t coming into hospital”. Instead, Lisa went home and did many of the usual things advised in early labour. She had a bath, watched TV, and listened to...

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