Here are some other useful resources for you:

AIMS… at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than forty years.

The Birth Resource Centre in Edinburgh provides a resource for women and their partners before and after childbirth.

The Independent Midwives Association was founded by a group of independent midwives in July 1985. The Association exists for the dissemination of information about, and support for, independent midwives.


Birthrights is dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. All women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

The aim of is not to persuade you to choose home birth. It’s not for everybody, but perhaps it’s right for your family. provides information and opinions about home birth, for parents who think that it might be the right choice for them, and for health professionals looking for resources.

The home birth option in the UK is backed by the midwives’ and obstetricians’ professional colleges, which issued the following statement in 2007:

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) support home birth for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. There is no reason why home birth should not be offered to women at low risk of complications and it may confer considerable benefits for them and their families. There is ample evidence showing that labouring at home increases a woman’s likelihood of a birth that is both satisfying and safe, with implications for her health and that of her baby.

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