Originally Posted by mamamilkers
Out of curiosity, what is a home visit for? Is this for mamas having a homebirth? I'm having a hb and I don't think they ever mentioned a home visit before the actual birth. That sounds nice!
Well, with our homevisits, it's usually a regular appointment plus a chance to meet any birth assistant who might accompany the midwife, make sure she knows where your home is and where the birth supplies are located. Also it's a chance to meet the rest of the family (if they haven't been coming to regular appointments), and to just get a feel for the atmosphere of your home I suppose, so that everything goes the way you want it.
AND it's the time when most midwives require payment for the birth!