"A competent home birth midwife" will be able to cope with complications during labour and will have the equipment to care for mother and baby, an independent midwife told Good Morning Britain.
Virginia Howes explained: "We carry the equipment and we're highly trained. We have drugs, we have resuscitation for both mother and baby."
More top news
An Indian soldier has been found alive six days after an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier in the Himalayas.
A cruise ship had to abandon its voyage to the Bahamas after being caught up in hurricane-like conditions off the US coast at the weekend.
A cold and perhaps frosty start, with a risk of wintry showers in the south west. Sunny spells and showers for the rest of today.