Five myths about homebirth

Homebirths in Ireland are rare. For most people it seems to be accepted that giving birth is a medical concern, best occurring in a hospital with machines, drugs and a football-team-worth of people to gaze at the machines, administer the drugs and coach you through the excruciating experience that is bringing life into the world.…

A homebirth in Dublin

A Friday evening above the rooftops of the North Inner City.  My son is being born. Rushing into the world, surprising us all with his haste. His head born as the midwife rushes in the door and is at my side. Calm, firm instruction. "Place your foot flat on the floor". With that, our baby…