The study examines the lived experience of women who have given birth at home with the help of midwives. According to Janssen, Henderson & Vedam (2009), the practice of home-births is controversial in the United States. Research on home-births in the U.S. has revealed both positive and negative outcomes - the experiences of women are generally positive, but providers feel that home-births are a safety/health risk. The purpose of this study was to explore the feelings of women who have given birth at home and describe their experience with home-births. Six women were interviewed, the interviews were transcribed and the responses were organized in a thematic structure.
|Presenter:||Jessica Muller (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||2:30 pm Session IV|