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I am a huge advocate of home birth and think it is fantastic. Both of my children were planned home births (neither were actually born at home though – that’s a whole other blog post!), but the more I work in the birth field, the more I am becoming convinced…

How I Chose my Birth Places

Monday, 21 April 2014 07:00
When I got pregnant with our first child, we decided to go the traditional way. I was nervous, scared and had many questions. My husband and I talked about it and decided it was, at that moment, the best choice. I was curious about midwives and talked to ''hubby'' about…

Conquering the Hospital

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:13
Picture your ideal birth, where do you envision it happening? Is it in a tub full of soothing warm water? Maybe it is in the comfort of your own home. Or is it at the hospital, possibly on an operating table? According to the Center for Disease Control in 2012…
1) Figure out what your health coverage insures. If it is slim or nothing for a home birth or midwifery care, go over your finances and consider what you can afford (keeping in mind that some midwives offer income based sliding scales as well as payment plans.). 2) Interview Midwives…
As your belly grows and the clock ticks away towards your EDD, you will begin to nest and start fine tuning all of your plans for when labor starts. Based on my experiences, I’ve compiled a list of things that may help you and your support team feel more comfortable…

Home Birth Step #12: Postpartum Care

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:53
 You will have a visit from your provider 24 hours after the birth and then 72 hours after the birth, and then once a week thereafter typically anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks postpartum. If you are having any issues make sure you are candid with your care provider. See…

Home Birth Step #11: Birthing Day

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:51
 Call your care provider, by this point you will have a great relationship with them and they will help you through it over the phone, putting your mind at ease until they arrive. Have your partner call whoever you were wanting to attend your birth (doula, friends, family, photographer) and…
Ambiance You will want to have a room that will comfortably fit everyone and your birthing tub (if using). A warm cozy area where light levels can be adjusted as needed is also very beneficial. If you are using candles look into having some flameless candles, as candles can heat…

Home Birth Step #9: Birth Support

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:48
 Birth support? Isn’t that what my care provider is for? Well yes, however in some instances they are there to make sure nothing bad happens and recognize when a labor is not going right. Additional birth support can be helpful; they can remind you of things you wanted and make…
 In having a home birth you will not have hospital protocol around you. Having the knowledge that a class can give you may be priceless in the end! Your care provider may be able to give you some insight during your appointments, about what to expect. However this does not…
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