Deciding Where to Give Birth | The Humbled Homemaker


Choosing the most appropriate place for you to give birth depends on your individual life circumstances, and each place comes with its own unique benefits. A birth center is one of the more common choices in America, and they can either be located within a hospital, or independent facilities. Since some birthing centers do not accept insurance, it is important to see how much their fees are beforehand. For those who are looking for a much more intimate setting, home births are often a viable option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Birth centers combine features of homes and hospitals, but their costs may not be covered by insurance.
  • Natural childbirth advocates champion giving birth at home, which allows the mother to be in a familiar space.
  • Epidurals are part of the reason why nearly US mothers choose to give birth in a hospital.

“One big thing to consider when looking into a birth center is if you are comfortable with the people that are working there.”

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Chrissi Long

Chrissi is the founder of which helps mamas-to-be tap into their body’s innate wisdom and divine feminine power to birth naturally.

With 6 natural childbirths Chrissi’s mission is to rewrite the societal story that it has become “normal” to see birth as a medical condition.

One that’s excruciating and completely out of a woman’s control and not the beautiful biological process that it truly is.

She’s helped hundreds of women go from petrified of the pain and disempowered to embracing the experience and having a fully natural and blissful birth that they cherish the memory of forever more.