Why Midwifery Care?
Midwifery care is personal. I want to know you, and to understand what's important to you. Midwifery care is committed to truly informed choice. Midwifery care is holistic, acknowledging that you are not a machine: you are your body, your experiences, your emotions, your community, your beliefs, and so much more. And, midwifery care is about way more than pregnancy and birth. I support you through all of your reproductive experiences, offering you the information that you need to make the best choices for you, your body, and your family. You're in control of the process.
Why Home Birth?
Because you feel confident in your ability to birth. Because you're healthy, not sick. Because birth is normal. Because you want to know exactly who will attend your birth. Because you feel safe at home. Because you want a female provider. Because you don't want surgery. Because you want more than one or two people present at the birth, and your kids, too. Because maybe you've done it before and you know you can do it. Because you've done it before and know that you deserved better care. Because you want care that doesn't trigger past trauma and supports your healing. Because you want to birth in water. Because your partner wants to catch the baby. Because your dog is a great doula.
Home birth midwifery follows the midwives model of care, which emphasizes birth as a normal physiological event, and sees the midwife's role as supporting and maintaining that normalcy. Midwives work with people who take personal responsibility for their wellness, including eating nourishing foods, moving their bodies, and managing stress. Home birthing parents expect exceptional care, but they don't expect their provider to make all the choices. They are well informed about the options available to them and seek out care that minimizes technological interventions, recognizing the negative impact of routine intervention on childbirth in America
Contact me to discuss whether home birth is right for you. I expect to meet the requirements of midwifery certification through the National Association of Registered Midwives, and New Hampshire state licensure in 2018. If you're looking for a midwife in New Hampshire, I recommend The Concord Birth Center (Concord), and Paige St. Cyr (Seacoast), and can work with them as an assistant midwife or doula to support you.