Home birth: Weighing the risks

Baby joy: Shuba Jay and husband Paul welcomed their baby girl after an unassisted home birth.

The case of two women who died during unassisted home birth here recently highlights issues like the safety of delivering babies in a non-hospital setting and the support services available.

I’m a mum, just that my son’s not with us now…” writes Lily Lai (not her real name) in her blog where she shares her birthing experience. What started as a joyous first pregnancy turned into a nightmare for the first-time mother when an unassisted home birth went awry.

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Women , Health , unassisted home births , doctors


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