Having watched Rob and Helen’s new play, Funny in Real Life, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sophie caught up with the husband and wife team to chat about home birth and why it can be so difficult discussing joyful birth experiences with other women and families. Prepare for laughter, some chaos and occasional appearances by other members of the Rouse family!
Click here to find out more about Funny in Real Life, on at the Gilded Balloon Teviot at 11.15am until 18th August during the Edinburgh festival.
Rob and Helen talk about why birthing at home felt so safe and the right choice for them – in this blog Sophie talks about home birth and physiology – why it makes sense that we would feel relaxed in a familiar environment.
Click here to read comedian James Mullinger’s account of doula support at the birth of his children