Anne Scott sits on the couch while her midwife, Delphine Silvermoon, shows her husband, John McCarthy, how to feel the position of Scott’s baby while in the womb. From Athens, Ohio, the couple has chosen to do the untraditional homebirth.
“Some of the benefits are privacy and intimacy in your own home. You have control over who comes and goes. You don’t have a plethora of strangers coming in and out of your birth experience, which is a very private, intimate thing,” said Silvermoon, who is a certified nurse-midwife.