Paulette Efimenko is a midwife who works with women who gave made the choice to have home births. She is a midwife working in an obstetrical desert, allowing her mothers to avoid having to travel 100 miles to a hospital.
And that is so important for moms to be able to relax in labor and know that they’re going to have just the people that they want there with them. It’s not going to be any strangers or any interventions that they don’t want. They don’t have to argue about whether they’re going to be in this position or that position. They have the freedom to make the choices that is their right to make in labor and birth.
For a low-risk pregnancy, the outcomes for hospital births and home births are about the same.
Transcript of the interview with Paulette Efimenko is available.