Start At Home: Positive Portrayals of Homebirth on TV sign now

We, the undersigned, are interested and pledge to watch an HGTV show on homebirth.

The current slogan for HGTV is "Start at Home." If there ever were to be slogans and taglines for homebirthing families, that would be it. Home is the best place to start out a new life: it is truly a place for new beginnings and celebrations.

There are alot of birth shows on TV, all of which are centered around highly medicalized births. There are a growing number of families in the United States who are considering, planning and having at home birth (sometimes called DIY births).HGTV has a unique opportunity to show how homes can be the best place to start life and a place where that new beginning can be celebrated.

We pledge to wach a show like this portraying birth as a "normal" event that families can celebrate within their homes, as opposed to the unnaturalness of hospital birthing. The homebirthing community and supporters are looking for the media to portray birth in the way it ideally can be for the majority of families.

The show could portray a homebirthing expert (typically a midwife) consulting with families planning a homebirth to make the necessary preparations for their homes: including up to date information on birth tubs, birth kits, bedding and bathroom essentials for expectant families, new moms and newborn babies.

Below are the signatures of homebirthers and homebirth supporters who are interested in a positive portrayal of homebirth as the best way to start life at home.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 2015100. Michelle Vanb
    yay! Please do it!!
  • 17 October 201599. Elizabeth Torres
    Homebirths are beautiful, peaceful and natural. I would rather see homebirths than hospital births any day.
  • 18 September 201598. Natalia L
    I support this petition
  • 13 August 201597. Carly Cruz
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 201596. Margie Dackom
    I have attended more than 2200 home births as a midwife over 30 years. I would love to see childbirth on TV as I know it to be.
  • 27 June 201595. Kaelene C
    I recen;ty had an INCREDIBLE home birth and would love for women to be able to see how amazing it is!!!
  • 26 June 201594. Annie W
    I support this petition
  • 12 March 201593. Elisabeth Mcclain
    I support this petition
  • 22 February 201592. John B
    A positive show on home birthing could educate and enable fathers to recognize their important role as birth partners, and inspire couples to plan for a family birthing experience that they will treasure for a lifetime.
  • 18 December 201491. Patricia M
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 201490. Lorissa H
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 201489. Carolyn D
    Mothers start off with the best possible health and bonding experience with home birth. Home birth brings families together. There is continuity of care that includes the whole family - and it starts at home.
  • 14 September 201488. Wendy R
    I would love to have real NORMAL birth portrayed on a show that society can turn to rather than all the scary, birth is an emergency shows that are out there.
  • 14 August 201487. Christa B
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 201486. Meghan W
  • 11 July 201485. Elizabeth V
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 201484. Kerry T
    PLEASE portray homebirthers as the intelligent, educated people they are and not as "trendy" or "dangerous" or any other negative way. Thank you from Kerry at
  • 14 June 201483. Jenni B
    I support this petition
  • 26 May 201482. Paula K
    I support this petition
  • 21 May 201481. Brenda D
    I support this petition
  • 28 April 201480. Angel D
    I support this petition
  • 20 March 201479. Jennifer Clark
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 201478. Morgan B
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 201477. Marcie H
    What a wonderful idea. Homebirth is a wonderful option for bringing a baby into this world and should be represented on TV along with all the other options we see.
  • 08 January 201476. Tracie M
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 201475. Glenda T
    Just wanted to note, many Canadian parents feel the same way.
  • 06 October 201374. Kimberly Webster
    I support this petition

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Fannie GuerreroBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
Petition target:
Home and Garden Television (HGTV)


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