The safest places to give birth, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), are hospitals and birthing facilities.
However, if your pregnancy is deemed low-risk, the birth is carefully planned and attended by a doctor or qualified nurse-midwife, and you are fully informed of the risks and advantages, home childbirth can still be a safe alternative.
At other words, if issues arise during labor or delivery, you and your baby are better protected in a hospital or birthing facility.
However, it still remains an option, and for some families, it may be the best one.
That still holds true now with COVID-19.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and ACOG maintain that the advantages of giving birth in a hospital or birthing center exceed any potential virus-related concerns.
Of course, whether or not there is a pandemic, it is always worthwhile to discuss your worries or concerns with your doctor or midwife regarding the location of your birth.
To have the best delivery experience possible, you can choose a course of action together that seems secure and comfortable.