Contrary to what you may have heard, home births are still very uncommon. In fact, in the United States, the rate by which mothers opt for a planned home birth is only 2%.
Perhaps it's a preference mothers have for wanting to birth their child in a hospital as opposed to the comforting confines of their homes. Or, there's simply a lack of awareness of what a home birth is like.
A picture says a thousand words. Maybe that's why The Huffington Post reached out to the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers in order to share the emotional experience that a home birth offers. Take a look at these intimate, and stunning photos of mothers and their home birth experiences and get a better understanding of the wondrous spectacle of child birth from home.