Samantha (from On Being a Mama) is currently helping out with The Normalizing Homebirth Project by doing some research on the ways in which women get information and support for home birth.
The mission of Normalizing Home Birth Project’s is to support families who desire a home birth with financial assistance and home birth mentoring. Find assistance in the form of one-on-one mentoring, nationwide home birth circles and more.
She came up with a questionnaire for birth professionals. Please post your responses in the comments, or email them to Samantha if you’d rather they be anonymous (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’d like to help and have agreed to share this quick survey. Thank you for your time and participation!
Here it the five question survey for Birth Professionals:
1. How many births have you attended? How many were homebirths?
2.When you meet a client who is interested in homebirth but doesn’t know much
about it, where do you direct her?
3. Do you know of any homebirth information and support groups/gatherings in your
area? If so, who runs these groups (i.e., doulas, midwives, moms, etc.)?
4. How are these groups “advertised”? Would a searchable database be helpful? Is
this something you might direct interested clients to?
5. Do you think it would be of use to your clients for a group such as the Normalizing
Home Birth Project to train mentors to attend such gatherings as representatives/