With your help, we can make homebirth an accessible option
to more birthing families across Massachusetts.
Homebirth offers birthing parents compassionate prenatal care, a safe and respectful birth environment, and postpartum support that the current medical system often fails to provide.
Despite the desire to birth at home, many families opt for hospital or birth center births because of cost. Homebirth for All exists to help more birthing parents in Massachusetts afford home birth.
Long before our founder Stephanie Connor and her husband Nick got pregnant, Stephanie had been interested in the idea of homebirth. When expecting their son, they reached out to a homebirth midwife. While enthusiastic about the support, they were shocked by the price. The couple discovered that in Massachusetts, most insurances don't cover homebirth. Nick and Stephanie were fortunate to be able to invest in safe, supported, respectful care throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Their birth experience was transformational and 100% worth it.
Stephanie wanted any birthing parent who desired a homebirth to have this level of care. She created Homebirth for All to give more people a choice in where they birth.
Homebirth isn't right for everyone, but it can be an empowering option that leads to a peaceful, joyful, and rewarding experience for most low-risk pregnancies.
Some reasons families choose to birth at home include:
A trusting relationship with their midwife
Less pressure, more choices
The comfort of familiar surroundings
The desire to avoid unnecessary medical interventions
Continuity of care and knowing who will attend their birth
Cultural or religious considerations
Dissatisfaction with previous hospital experiences
Postpartum care for their body, heart, and mind
If you believe parents deserve to birth at home without the cost being a barrier, we hope you will consider supporting our mission.
We believe in...
We believe that birthing parents, their partners, and their babies deserve respectful, compassionate care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Birthing parents need access to evidence-based information that helps them make decisions about their reproductive health and maternal care. We also believe in expanding access to homebirth across the state of Massachusetts.
Birthing parents of all gender identities, relationship statuses, races, and abilities should be supported and celebrated.