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Home Birth Step #4: Appointments

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 07:45
 So you have decided on your care provider, Congratulations! Now you arrange your prenatal appointments. Up to 28 weeks you will probably see your provider once a month. Then at 28 to 34 weeks you will more than likely see your provider every two weeks. At the 34 week visit…

Introduction to Home Birth

Sunday, 29 April 2012 07:00
Birthing at home is one of those choices that will baffle, amaze, and confuse people, but for those who choose it as their birth place, it will be a life changing event. In some states in the USA, only Family Practitioners or OB/GYN’s are legally allowed to attend home births.…
Finding a provider can be hard. You can ask friends, family, google or other search engines, and social media. You need to find someone who is not afraid of homebirth. Who will support you and comfort you the way you need. If there is any gut feeling of tension or…
There are many personal opinions on home birth, but in this case the only ones that matter are yours and your partner’s. Often your care provider may tell you that home birth is a dangerous option, especially if you every had a cesarean or other difficulties in past births but…

Hospital Birth Step #4: Developing a Birth Plan

Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:46
Creating a birth plan is, in my opinion, an essential step towards planning the hospital birth you want. As I’ve previously discussed, there are many options and considerations regarding birth that you should familiarize yourself with so that you can feel confident that you have made the choices you want…
When you come home with baby, it is good to be prepared as possible and enable things to taken care of as the first few weeks with baby will consuming, exciting and tiring. A few things to do to prepare is: Have meals ready in the freezer Have the baby…
 Finally the day has coming near so you need to make arrangements for what to bring to the birthing center and care for any children or pets not coming. What to bring to the Birthing Center Your provider may have already given you a list of things to bring with…
Creating a Birth Plan is a great idea no matter where you are birthing. This makes sure that you and your care provider are on the same page in terms of what you want for and from your birth. This is a great place to write whether you want interventions…
So you have decided on your provider. Congratulations! Now you arrange your appointments. Up to 28 you will probably see your provider once a month. Then at 28 to 34 weeks you will probably seeing your provider every two weeks. At the 34 week visit you will start seeing your…
 Most Free Standing Birth Centers will offer a meet and greet free of charge. This will include a tour of the facilities and possibly a video about births in birth centers. Just to give you an idea as to what to expect. Hospital Birth Centers may ask for a co-pay…
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