Birth is a healthy, normal process to be embraced and cherished in a personalized, nurturing, caring environment with low-interventionist ways. We know that giving birth is a spiritual, joyous and life-affirming moment! To experience it in privacy and peace allows you and your family to participate in the wonder and mystery of it, making it all the more extraordinary.
You'll be pleasantly surprised to discover how many options you do have when you birth with us! You get to choose the location that is best for you and your family (home or birth center), who you'd like to support and celebrate with you and utilize labor-enhancing measures such as water, walking, massage, and aromatherapy. You wear what you like, eat if your hungry, sing, dance, move - it's YOUR birth! We'll provide you with an informed consent packet to choose such things as the Vitamin K injection or eye treatment for your baby as well as a Birth Choice Worksheet. This is similar to a birth plan but includes all the things that will help us make your birth special. We don't have one specific "way" we do birth because things unfold in their own way and each family makes individualized choices. Some Mothers love to catch their own babies, other have Daddy catch, and some choose to have the midwives do it. Some Daddy's want to cut the cord, others don't. Some cut the cord once the placenta is delivered while others choose to delay until later. These are just a few of the things we help you think about before the birth.
Through the time spent during prenatal visits, you will become familiar with both the midwifery staff and the facility, which feels more like a nice bed & breakfast than a hospital. The women you see during your prenatal appointments are the ones who will be at your birth. All our practices, including privacy, quiet, low-lighting and minimal interventions, are geared to promote the physiological processes of birth. You won’t have to fight to get the things you want or worry that we’ll do things you don’t want. No hassles - just loving support of the midwives to guide you through the process.