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Rise of Requests For Home Birth During COVID-19

Posted by Frank Spector | Apr 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent news articles discuss the rise in women seeking home births in light of fears associated with COVID-19. There are legitimate reasons why there would be concerns about going to a hospital to deliver a baby in these times.  Home birth can provide a more comfortable stress free experience. However, there are considerations to keep in mind and questions to ask.

First, a home birth is typically done by a midwife. Midwives are trained professionals, but they do work under the supervision of an ob/gyn. Midwives cannot perform C-sections.  Some home births do not use equipment found in hospitals, like baby monitors which provide real time evaluation.

In these times, hospitals and doctors are focused on COVID. Bed space is limited. So things are not the same as they once were. So if a problem at home arises, it may not be as easy to get to a doctor or a hospital.

Finally, check to make sure that your home birth provider has insurance in case injuries to you or your baby do happen. Many midwives only have lower amounts of insurance.

At Frank Spector Law, I handle birth injury cases and have experience in handling cases where there was a home birth. Call me toll free at 1-800-299-HURT. Contact forms on my website can be filled out with the case information. No matter how you contact me, you will talk personally to Frank.

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