This is my first post :)
My husband and I recently became foster parents and currently have our first placement (a sibling set). My question is about home birthing. While I am not currently pregnant we do hope to get pregnant (hopefully sooner then later, we've been trying for a while). My question is how does Social Services feel about home birthing. I live in MD and home birthing is legal but only with a CNM. With that in mind I will plan to hire the one CNM in our state for our home birth. I am not willing to birth in a hospital unless it was medically necessary. Do you think I will encounter problems with CPS over this? My second question is my very best friend wants a home birth but does not feel comfortable doing it at her house due to the neighbors. She asked if she could home birth at my house (again using the CNM in our state). Would this be a problem? My inlaws live very close and could babysit whatever children were in the house or I would have a person who does respite on speed dial. What is the best way to handle all of this?