Why women shouldn’t fear home birth by Mayim Bialik

Home births increased 20 percent over four years, according to new government statistics. Less than one percent of women give birth at home, but clearly there’s a trend toward natural births at home — even though doctors’ groups warn against it. Former “Blossom” star and “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik has given birth at home, loved it, and thinks people need to know more about it.

My second son was born at our house, in the middle of our living room, just under three hours after my labor began in the darkness of dawn. I would like to speak to the most commonly cited reasons not to have a home birth to try to illustrate why we chose and advocate home birth for women eligible for and interested in this experience.