Reckless or just naive? The mothers who insist on giving birth on their own

Reckless or just naive The mothers who insist on giving birth on their own

In charge: Cher Sievey, with her three children (from left) Wilde, Ophelia and Aurora, chose to have a

In charge: Cher Sievey, with her three children (from left) Wilde, Ophelia and Aurora, chose to have a “solo” birth at home following problems with during a midwife during the birth of Aurora

Controversial: Solo births are rare in the UK, but around 7,000 women in the U.S. choose the option each year (stock picture)

Controversial: Solo births are rare in the UK, but around 7,000 women in the U.S. choose the option each year (stock picture)

Cher said her decision to not cut the cord after birth meant she did not get many visitors in the first few days - but it gave her the chance to bond with her daughter

Cher said her decision to not cut the cord after birth meant she did not get many visitors in the first few days – but it gave her the chance to bond with her daughter

Cher was so confident her body would tell her if something was wrong during her third pregnancy that she refused to attend a single antenatal check-up or scan

Cher was so confident her body would tell her if something was wrong during her third pregnancy that she refused to attend a single antenatal check-up or scan