The term “homebirth cesarean” has only recently entered the birth world’s lexicon. The phrase, which refers to a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room, now represents new understanding and healing pathways for mothers, families, and birth professionals. In capturing more than 250 voices from across the birth world—from mothers and partners, to midwives, OB/GYNs, birth visionaries and more—Homebirth Cesarean sets a new benchmark for conversations, tools, and shared healing.
Homebirth Cesarean is designed to follow a mother’s journey from pregnancy, through birth, beyond the postpartum year, and continues with the possibility and birth of another child. This book shows the raw power of birth trauma from home to operating room to back home again, and reveals hopeful resolution pieces for mothers, partners, and birth professionals. This book brings deeper understanding to these unrecognized births, celebrates those transformed by them, and provides childbirth professionals with tools and information they need to support families along their parenting journeys.
Homebirth Cesarean is an ideal companion for birth professionals, educators, and therapists, in addition to mothers, partners, family members, or anyone affected by these births.