The most important qualification, besides being in good health, is for you and your support persons to have a commitment to the concept of having the baby at home. Those who choose homebirth must be committed to being partners in their healthcare. This means you choose a healthy life-style in terms of diet and exercise, and are interested in learning about the process of normal pregnancy. My role is to serve as an expert consultant regarding the normal process and to be responsible for monitoring the well-being of you and your baby throughout the pregnancy. You and I will work together to assure a healthy pregnancy and I will work with you throughout the pregnancy to provide the type of pregnancy, birth, and post-partum experience you and your family want.