Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth

We believe childbirth should be a celebration of new life and view pregnancy as a normal, healthy process not a medical event or surgical procedure.

Your care will be delivered in a warm, caring, family-centered environment designed to achieve a normal, natural, empowering and joyful birth. We use the time-tested and proven midwifery model of care with a sensible reliance on modern medicine.

Our approach to natural childbirth is designed to eliminate unnecessary medical interventions.

iStock_000003032321_LargeWe particularly don’t promote the use of anesthetic medications and surgical interventions such as episiotomies, forceps, vacuum extractor deliveries and cesarean sections.¬† We do, however, use such interventions when medically indicated.

Many women consider natural birth empowering.

A woman who is supported through labor, as she instinctively wants to birth, is a woman who will likely feel positive about her birth experience and future parenting skills. Her baby is more alert and placed on her skin (promoting maternal bonding) and breastfeeding is more likely to be enjoyable and successful.

Proponents of natural childbirth note that anesthetics can increase the likelihood of complications.

 Labor may be slowed and the naturally occurring hormones of birth are not passed on to the baby. We stay with our clients and give them the time and attention they need to have a healthy and natural labor and birth.

1456764_618147401562262_1548380460_nYour Birth Plan

Planning has become a very empowering way for families to get involved and feel a true connection to the big event. Learn more about how we can support you in achieving the birth you have envisioned.

Prenatal CareiStock_000003587020_Large

We provide comprehensive prenatal care, physical examinations, and help you prepare for labor, delivery and early parenthood in the warm, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere.

iStock_000013188397_XXXLargePostpartum Support

Your care does not end with the birth of your baby. We follow up with you at one week, then at four to five weeks to ensure you and your baby are doing well.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Also know as VBAC, this means that you may be able to deliver your next baby vaginally even if you have previously had a cesarean section.

iStock_000005185786_MediumGentle Cesarean Section

If you are a special case and may require a Cesarean Section you may still experience a beautiful birth. We can help you make your birth as personal and supportive as a vaginal birth.

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