Unassisted Home Birth

The goal of this research is to document Canadian women’s experiences of, and motivations for planned unassisted home births. Objectives include documenting:

1) the reasons for research participants’ decisions to have an unassisted home birth;

2) participants’ experiences leading up to, during, and after the birthing process;

3) the response of their families and their community and

4) retrospective assessments of their decisions.

This study is currently underway. If you have had an unassisted home birth and want to take part, please visit our study recruitment page.