It's About Your Baby
When babies are born, they are able to see, hear, taste,and smell. They are ready to be loved and nurtured. In your own home, your baby will be in your arms from the moment of birth. Surrounded by the family that love and care for him/her. Your baby will be handled with love and respect by your midwives.
It's About Love
Birth is about love. A woman who is supported by midwives in the privacy of her own home is able to form a deep bond with her baby, birth partner, and other family members. These bonds will last a lifetime.
It's About Home
When you are at home, you are in the comfort of familiar surroundings , allowing the privacy necessary to to experience your own birth process. At home, you are the center of gentle nuturing care. Your midwives come to you. You do not have to travel anywhere when you are in labor.
It's About Value
Value yourself and baby enough to find out if homebirth is right for you. Most insurance companies cover certified or licensed midwives . Midwifery fees are typically 1/3 to 1/5 less than the fees for services provided by physicians and the hospital, without sacrificing quality or safety.
It's About Safety
A study published in the British Medical Journal (July 2005) of the outcomes of 5,418 planned home births concluded that homebirth is a reasonable and safe choice for healthy women. Decades of research in the US and abroad document that planned homebirth with a skilled attendant is as safe or safer than a planned hospital birth for low risk women.
More Links to studies on the safety of homebirth:
- Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America
- Safety of Alternative Approaches to Childbirth
- 6 Myths About Childbirth Exposed
- How safe is midwifery care and home birth?
Planned Home Birth
is Safe for Most Mothers and Babies
- The Safety of Home Birth
- Trust in the natural process
- Trust in you to know what you need
- Trust in a woman's mind and body to open
- time for you in prenatal visits: 30-60 minutes
- Time for your labor to unfold at it's own pace, without unnecessary interventions
- Time for continuous attendance by your midwives during active labor. We stay with you until you have given birth and are settled in with your baby.
- Time to find your strength and power, to give birth with loving support and attentive care.
Midwives provide full prenatal care and skilled monitoring during labor. If a complication arises during your pregnancy or labor, your midwifes will consult with the appropriate care providers and transfer your care if needed. If you need to go to the hospital, your midwife will go with you to assist you, provide continuity of care and act as your advocate.
Midwives have special training in obstetric emergencies and carry equipment and medications, to handle problems at the time of delivery, should hey occur.