I am in Vancouver, BC and am planning a home birth and was really happy to see this article a friend posted to facebook this morning. http://www.timescolonist.com/touch/health/story.html?id=7481232 Midwife attended births, at home and the hospital, have been covered for a while here, but to have someone in the government officially recognize HB as a reasonable and viable option is just fantastic.
That is awesome!!! Yay Canada!
Regarding the squat bar, I guess I never had that on my radar, but I can imagine it would be a nice tool for birthing. The more tools, the better, I think. I have been wanting to get a pull up bar anyhow, so I think we may find one before our birth.