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More and more women are giving birth at home. Here's why...

09 February, 03:45 PM

We sit down Homebirth SA's Lana Petersen as she breaks who tells us everything we need to know about homebirthing. 

Ahead of the upcoming Homebirthing gathering to be held in Cape Town, Petersen speaks to the importance of having the right information when it comes to making birthing choices. 

What is Home birthing:

Co-founder of Home Birth SA, Lana Petersen explains what homebirthing and how expectant parents can prepare to give birth at home: 

The process of home birth 

Described as a spiritual and intimate procedure, we take you through the homebirthing step-by-step.

Watch to find out everything you need to know about the regular visits homebirthing parents will receive from their midwives:


The upcoming homebirth gathering

Founded in 2010, the home was conceptualised out of a lack of information relating to homebirths in South Africa. The organisers of the event found the need to provide resources for women in SA in order to consider homebirthing as a viable option.

Find out more about the upcoming gathering that will be held 1 March in Muizenburg, Cape Town: 

Birthing centres to give expecting mothers more choice

We tackle the frequently asked questions regarding home birth. From concerns regarding hygiene to the stigma relating to home birth, Petersen shares the her knowledge with us.

Watch : As we show how you can keep your hombirthing experience as stress free as possible:

Homebirthing: A doula and the role of the father

Petersen takes some time to break down the role of the doula. The doula works in a supporting role for both the mother and father during the birthing process.

Find out more as Petersen shares her own experiences and insights after practicing as a doula for 11 years:

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