Home Birth: Is It Safe? – Podcast Ep 30 - Baby Chick
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Home Birth: Is It Safe? – Podcast Ep 30

Home birth can be a controversial topic. Today, I'm chatting with Sherry Oldfield, CNM who's attended 1000’s of births all about it.

Published April 17, 2020

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

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Home birth. This topic can evoke so many feelings and emotions in people. It can also bring up a lot of questions. Is home birth safe? What are the risks? What are the benefits?

Thankfully, I’m discussing this controversial topic with Sherry Oldfield, a certified nurse-midwife, lactation consultant, and master life coach. Sherry has attended thousands of births in every setting — county hospitals, private hospitals, birth centers, and homes. She has been assisting women in labor and delivery since 1987, and because she has seen it all, I knew she would be an excellent person to discuss this important topic.

During our episode, Sherry mentioned Henci Goer as an author to consider when researching reading materials during your pregnancy. Here is one of Goer’s books: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

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