Why Home Birth?
Home birth allows for a woman to have the 5 pillars of birth:
Privacy. Silence. Safety. Darkness. Warmth.
These pillars are key! A woman that feels all of these at her birth is set up to have a positive, empowering and amazing birth. Giving birth is a personal experience and the privacy that is offered in the comfort of your home can provide the perfect environment to be vulnerable, open and accepting of the challenge that labor and birth bring.
The number one question we hear from people who haven’t experienced home birth and want to learn more is
Is it safe?
Yes! Home birth is safe for women who are low risk and healthy. Your health history and prenatal care help your midwife decide if home birth is a safe option for you. Research and years of experience show that home birth is safe.
Another reason women choose home birth is to avoid interventions. That means
No Pitocin. No Epidural. No Episiotomy. No Surgery.
Midwives BELIEVE in women’s ability to birth! Women can give birth and often there is very little a midwife has to do to help that happen. We trust the process of pregnancy, labor and birth. We have no timeline or expectations for women. We know how a positive birth experience can change the entire being of a woman for the rest of her life. Similarly, a bad birth experience can do the same, in a negative way. Less interventions in the birth process reduces trauma, birth injury and cesarean sections.
Women deserve to be heard and respected.
You have a choice and a voice.
Its your body, pregnancy, baby and birth and you get to decide what you want to do. Lab work, ultrasounds, exams, water birth, newborn care. We give you the information, tell you what the standard of care is and then you decide what care you want to receive. Midwives spend an average of an hour with you at every prenatal appointment to ensure there is ample time to discuss each stage of your pregnancy. We make sure you’re healthy and as prepared as possible for your birth and for your baby.
The Midwives Model of Care:
The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:
monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
minimizing technological interventions and
identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
(Midwives Model of Care definition is Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved)
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