Is homebirth safe?
What are the risks of birthing at home?
Then obviously a woman's body can birth safely on its own in her home, on her deck, in the woods, in a car, beneath a table, behind a bed, or anywhere else Dr.Seuss would list with rhyme and reason.
So, that would mean undisturbed birth is safest, and home would be the most undisturbed place.
And so choosing a skilled midwife is important.
This is very important, actually.
You will be trusting us to guide you in decisions, monitor your wellbeing, and respond to emergencies.
Don't shop for midwives to find that one that accepts your risk factors when others have declined you. Don't skip routine screening tests. Do the glucose screening- it's super important to not grow babies in high blood sugar, y'all. Exercise and eat well, because unhealthy placentas are not safe. That also means you high-stress mommas need to get your chill on, because cortisol is equally harmful to growing babies and placentas. Dont' skip the anatomy ultrasound, because babies with problems deserve extra help. And if you measure small or large, or go past 41 weeks, get that extra monitoring . BTW, have that baby before 42 weeks- accept our tricks to get that labor rolling, because risks due legitimately increase after 41 weeks, ok? It's not a myth, but we can certainly discuss that reasonably instead of scaring you like "pitocin at 40 weeks is the only safe way!" No dear, we will not just throw one study at you, but give you a large data of information, which includes legitimate points from all sides.
Isn't that kinda a lot? Oh, but there is so much more.
Don't you think it'd be nice to be guided through this?
Please don't "freebirth," okay? Thanks.
Want to know more about safety standards?
Safety of a mother and baby is the most important thing.
Homebirth and Midwife Model of Care aims to accomplish all of these levels.
We aim for the top!
But we keep grounded in the bottom needs.
If you have read the information I have provided, but feel you need a better understanding of whether homebirth is a safe option for you, contact me.
Learn about how birthing at home can be not only a Safe, but the safest option.