Do I Need a

Doctor's Permission

for a Homebirth?

   No. Midwives are the specialists in normal maternity care. If difficulties arise, they refer to Obstetricians - experts in abnormal pregnancy and birth. Midwives, however, are trained to deal with emergencies in the absence of medical care or until medical help becomes available. Some General Practitioners may attend homebirths - it is worth asking them if you would like them there.