Advantages of Homebirth
Numerous studies have proven the safety of home birth. See those studies here.
Your body labors best where you feel safe, calm and loved - at home! Homebirth midwives are skilled in natural comfort measures that work with your body and mind.
When you choose homebirth, you know exactly who will attend your birth. You don't get "whoever is on call." You get your midwife - the midwife who has spent hours listening to you, talking with you, getting to know you and your family throughout your pregnancy. Friendship and trust are built during leisurely prenatal visits. And your midwife stays with you throughout your labor. There are no "shift changes" in homebirth.
At home, you are free to labor your way. You can wear your own clothes, eat, drink, take a walk outside, spend hours in the shower, take a nap, make noise and you will be loved and supported. The only people at your birth will be the people whom you invite to be there.
At home, your family bond is honored and guarded. We respect your right- and trust your ability- to make the best decisions for yourself and your baby. You will not be coerced into procedures or interventions. You will not be separated from your partner or your baby. Your baby will remain with you from the moment of birth and you will be involved in every element of his or her care. We will help you get started with breastfeeding as soon as you are ready.
The peace and intimacy of homebirth create an environment of joy and pride. The day you give birth should be one of the most joyful days of your life, a celebration!