Homebirth generally isn’t messy at all. Many women birth in a birth pool and any bodily fluids are easily contained. Towels and plastic sheeting come in handy and are strategically placed to catch any mess. And midwives are very good at leaving the house as it was found. Plastic bags collect any garbage, the placenta is collected in a bowl or container, and sheets and towels can be washed. All in all, a homebirth is nowhere near as messy as people think.
Melissa Maimann is an endorsed eligible midwife in private practice in Sydney. One of the first eligible midwives in Australia, Melissa now offers a range of care options for women including private midwifery care, antenatal shared care and birth support. Visit Melissa's website to learn more about her services.