1. Striving to find a good support system for after the baby is born dovetails perfectly with arranging a homebirth.
    By staying out of the hospital, you may be avoiding some terrible nurses, but you’ll miss the great ones, too, the ones that will teach you the perfect swaddle or drop a great breastfeeding tip. Hiring a doula to help you through labor, delivery and beyond is a good partner to homebirth.
  1. You are counting on having your partner and your mom and your sister in the birthing room.
    And your brother’s wife. And your mother-in-law. You actually don’t mind if your dad and brother are there, too, and your best friend, and if this sounds like you, you would be much happier birthing at home than at a hospital.