A midwife is a trained professional with special expertise in supporting and maintaining healthy pregnancy and birth. Midwives offer individualized care, education, counseling, and support through the entire childbearing cycle.
Yes. Having a baby at home is one of the safest places to give birth as long as everything remains normal, healthy, and low risk.
A strong desire to birth at home and a willingness to make that commitment to yourself. A respect for the power of transformation and a curiosity to discover your own transformative power. An understanding of the divine process of birth and the awareness that it will be nothing less than life changing. An innate belief that every challenge presents an opportunity to grow and the willingness to embrace that growth and the knowledge that lies within.
Our bodies are designed for birth. When you are in a safe familiar setting, your body is able to release endorphins. With this release of endorphins and other hormones, your body will open up to the natural process of birth and allow you to experience labor without the administration of pain medication.
If there is any concern about your safety or if the care required is outside the scope of midwifery care during pregnancy or birth, you will be referred to the appropriate healthcare provider or will be transferred to the nearest hospital.
I am available to attend your birth at a freestanding birth center.