No place like home

Exploring the choice of some women to give birth at home, and the midwives who support them – despite Health Ministry obstacles.

June 26, 2016 13:59
Giving birth at home

Ella and Harel Tehorlev at home with newborn Shaya. (photo credit: WENDY BLUMFIELD)

Sitting with Ella Tehorlev and her husband, Harel, in the spring sunshine on the terrace of her parents’ home in Haifa while she breastfed her newborn, Shaya, the atmosphere was calm and tranquil.

Two days earlier, Ella had given birth in a water-pool there, assisted by one of the few obstetricians who are prepared to attend home births.


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