Choosing homebirth--the women's perspective.

@article{Jouhki2012ChoosingHW,
  title={Choosing homebirth--the women's perspective.},
  author={Maija-Riitta Jouhki},
  journal={Women and birth : journal of the Australian College of Midwives},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          e56-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the decision-making process and birth experience of ten women in Finland who had planned to have a home birth. METHOD The data were collected by means of in-depth interviews in 2008 and were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS Several reasons led to a decision to give birth at home. The main reasons were: previous birth experience, considering birth to be a natural process, increased autonomy, the home environment, intuition, the desire to choose the… CONTINUE READING
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