How do women who plan home birth prepare for childbirth?
Journal of Perinatal Education. 19(3), 62-67, November 2010
Judith A. Lothian, Ph.D., R.N.
College of Nursing
The findings provide support for the idea of birth preparation and education occurring throughout pregnancy and describe the ways in which women planning to give birth at home develop confidence, plan for support, and make decisions related to the particulars of the labor and birth. Implications of these findings for childbirth education are explored.