What is involved with a home birth?

We recommend a team of qualified midwives called Equipe Hanami.  They all speak English and work in private or public hospitals in Florianópolis. They have successfully delivered hundreds of babies at home.

When you arrive in Florianópolis, we will connect you with the team from Hanami, so you can ask questions and they can talk you through what you can expect.

Once you go into labour, the team from Hanami will come to your home. They will bring an inflatable pool, which will be filled with warm water. Pain relief is available should you need it. If there are any complications, you will be taken to the public hospital, Hospital Universitário, to complete the birth. There are no extra fees to pay to the public hospital.

If you prefer, you can ask to be taken to the private hospital, Hospital Ilha, however this will incur further fees. You will need to pay your full fees to Hanami, as well as to Hospital Ilha.

Current fees for Hanami can be found here.

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