Home Birth FAQs for partners

All the facts, stats, and practicalities you need to know about home birth.

Why would anyone have a home birth when we have all these wonderful modern hospitals with their machines that go ping? Planning a home birth can seem daunting when our culture is so convinced that hospitals are safer. It can be worrying when home birth is mentioned. Or you could be totally behind the idea but just want to get clued up to fend off the nay-sayers.

Home birth is a sensible option. Find out why.


1. The safety stats
2. Transfer rates and reasons
3. Midwife's kit
4. Emergencies - what could happen and how would it be dealt with.
5. What you need to prepare.
6. Common hurdles and hiccups
7. What happens on the day.
8. What other dads say about home birth.


In this course there is a 90 min video plus documents and useful links so you can check I'm not making all this up!

Home birth is great for dads. After our first home birth with our second baby my husband said he'd wished we'd had the first at home. Here's a video of the comedian Jim Gaffigan talking about home birth (about 1.30 mins in - though it's all hilarious, and true!).

I am an antenatal teacher and doula (paid birth companion). I have had four of my five babies at home.


Your Instructor


Cathy Williams
Cathy Williams

I help pregnant people and new parents find and follow their own path to being Chilled Mamas and Papas.

I am a woman who likes to make her own mind up. I like facts and logic, which is why I like to go behind the guidelines and recommendations, to look at the research and get a better understanding. I will go off the beaten path if that is right for me and my family. I home educate my two youngest. I think everybody makes different choices with the same information because we all bring the perspective of our experience and upbringing.

I am a doula, an antenatal teacher, pregnancy relaxation teacher, baby massage teacher, baby wearing adviser, parenting practitioner and ex-breastfeeding peer supporter.

I'm also a home birthing, co-sleeping, washable nappy using, baby wearing, full term breastfeeding, gentle parenting, autism mama. I have stepped off the standard path and found my own way ~ and I'd like to help you find yours.

I live in Bedfordshire. I love walking in the woods, labyrinths, and snuggling up on the sofa to watch films and tv series. I am a tea lover, a beach lover, and chocolate lover. I have five children, aged 10, 16, 18, 23, & 25. Only three still live at home.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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