Celebs, Ordinary Women Embracing Home Birth With Help of Midwives


"For a certain population, hospitals are certainly safer, (for) high-risk women or pregnancies that have medical issues, then the hospital is a better place for their birth. For (a) low-risk woman, it is not necessarily safer for her or the baby in the hospital," Karen Jefferson, a midwife, told "GMA."

Lake added: "I think that most women feel safer in the hospital … I felt safer for my body at home. I'm not advocating that people do what I did. I'm simply sharing my story. I had one at home one at the hospital and I happen to prefer the home birth. Because I felt like I was able to be more responsible for my body."

Guzman, too, has the advantage of having both experiences. And for her, the choice was just as clear.

"I always tell everyone who wants to know how it's an amazing experience to be able to birth at home, in your own environment, if you want your children there they can be there. It's peaceful and beautiful. Exactly how any birth should be," she said.

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