Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis.
Australia has the third lowest rate of planned home births among a group of developed nations at 0.4 per cent.
Most mums-to-be have only a few people see them in active labour, but not Sarah Cantwell.
US mum, Natalie, had a hunch that her baby was going to be a little on the larger side - but not this large!
Ella Kurtz gave birth to her second child surrounded by textures, sounds and items she loves.
Midwife associations and home birth advocates have criticised the ACT's first publicly funded home birth trial as too restrictive, causing women who initially welcomed the program to withdraw interest.
"I understood finally that this was the child that was meant for me to hold in my arms and to raise."
A leading obstetrician has warned the ACT's first publicly-funded home birth trial will put women and unborn children at risk.
Expectant mothers in Canberra will soon have the option of giving birth at home as part of the first publicly-funded trial in the ACT.
Losing my daughter after a highly traumatic hospital birth left me open to anything that might result in a different outcome.
Am I a home birth advocate? No. I am an advocate for women choosing the birth they want.