Homebirth midwives are very precious. When you become a skilled birthing woman and birth-coach dad/other, you support their efforts to keep home births safe and legal.
You see lots of births. You don’t see many skilled birthing moms and coaching dads. It should be normal all expectant families self-learn/use skills to do activity of birthing in all births. Goal? Pride.
Many midwives hold a strong philosophical view about birth. Birth is natural so women don’t need skills. Birth is an activity every woman does with her baby. We birth better with skills.