A recent study analyzed the births attended by Certified Professional Midwives in the US and Canada in 2000. The results show that out of hospital birth is just as safe as birthing in the hospital for low risk women. And the rate of intervention is much lower.
I have personally experienced these same results. As your midwife, I am careful to assess your and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum period. If anything comes up that indicates a need for more testing or a possible transfer of care, I do not hesitate to make that decision with your informed consent.
If you would like more information about my personal birth statistics, please do not hesitate to ask.