Home Birth Understood – Midwives and Physicians Discuss!

What birth settings offer the best safety, comfort, and birth experience for women? Why?

This Cafe will explore current evidence about home birth safety, potential advantages and disadvantages of home birth on individual and population levels, and barriers to and societal perceptions of home birth in Canada. The speakers will invite participants to examine the evidence, the politics, and public discourse surrounding birth place.

Dr. Patricia Janssen, Dr. Karen Buhler, Dr. Brenda Wagner and Saraswathi Vedam, RM discuss home birth and hospital birth. MUST-WATCH for anyone wanting to make an informed choice about birth location!

Home Birth Understood: Tales and Truths:

Absolute Risks of Home Birth?:


Home Birth Controversy:

Family Physicians and Home Birth:

Environment and Labour/Delivery:

Carley’s Home Birth, June 2014

I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, but “thank you” doesn’t feel like strong enough words. It was so amazing to have you present at our birth and I can’t imagine how differently things would have felt if you weren’t there. When becoming pregnant, although I deeply respect and suggest doulas to other women, I… Read more →

Joanna, Alfredo and Matteo

“Hiring Jessica as our doula was hands down the best investment we could have made for the birth of our son, Matteo. He is our first child, so I really appreciated the knowledge and experience Jessica brought to the table as we felt we were in very capable hands. She seemed to intuitively know exactly how to support us in… Read more →

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Jialia Kimoto, June 2014

“Jessica is THE best! She is a wonder woman, and worked her hardest to make sure that we have a safe, secure and positive birth environment…and most importantly she is always on and by your side! My partner and I could not have done it without Jessica – best money you can spend. She is amazing at what she does,… Read more →