Why a Midwife

Homebirth: What Are the Issues?

by Sara Wickham, RM, BA (Hons)
© 1999 Midwifery Today, Inc. All rights reserved

There is no shortage of evidence to support the fact that homebirth is safe, satisfying and empowering for women and their families. It is also a much-neglected option for childbearing women in Western society today. This article seeks to discuss modern-day attitudes about birth and present the arguments for midwifery care and homebirth in an accessible format. Read More

Recommended Reading


  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Support Groups


For Babies Sake Breastfeeding Support Group
Based in Arlington, TX

HAND – Homebirth Association of North Dallas
A monthly meeting and resource group for pro-homebirth moms.