Though childbirth moved into the hospital system in the early 1900s, many people continue to choose to give birth at home. Home births are attended by certified professional midwives and allow for the freedom and comfort of birthing in a familiar space. Research shows that home birth is a safe option for healthy, low risk pregnancies and can result in fewer interventions.
There is not a practicing home birth midwife on Martha’s Vineyard at this time. We hope that will change in the future and encourage you to contact us if you know of a midwife willing to travel to the Island for births.