Midwifery care is personal. Unlike typical medical care, with impersonal quickie appointments, I want to know you and to understand what's important to you. I want you to understand all of your options, and to make the best choice for your family. You are not a machine: you are your body, your experiences, your emotions, your identity, 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.
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 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. Because you want trauma-informed care. 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 midwifery 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 want information 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.