Tanya Wills featured in Parents

How the Pandemic Is Changing the Conversation Around Home Birth

The stigma is from a variety of assumptions and the lack of experience most people have with home births, explains Tanya Wills, LM, CNM, WHNP-BC, licensed midwife and certified nurse practitioner. “Where birth is concerned, this stems from the fact that most people become pregnant knowing precious little about birth and their reproductive bodies, and so they turn to a more paternalistic model,” she says. “So someone will tell them how to have the baby. But the more people are talking about birth, the more information is out there about the truth, the more progress we make.”

-Kelly Glass for Parents

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