This seems to be the biggest question everyone has. Medical researchers and statisticians have studied the safety of homebirth for almost 35 years. It is thoroughly documented in studies conducted throughout the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands that homebirth is safe for well-screened, carefully attended women. Homebirths result in lower rates of surgical […]
Month / May 2016
Homebirth is, by definition, woman-centered birth. It takes place in the woman’s own territory, and she makes the important decisions about who will attend her, whose advice she will follow, in what positions she will labor, what interventions she will accept, what she will eat, and what she will wear. Pregnant women and their families […]
Familiar surroundings help the mother feel comfortable and safe during labor and birth, minimizing stress and fear. The mother determines the birth atmosphere. Birth attendants are considered invited guests. No encounters with strangers or unfamiliar places. Less chance of illness due to exposure to hospital-borne infection. No awkward moves from room to room. Few or […]
Homebirth is considerably less expensive then delivering in the hospital because you do not have to pay for the cost of the hospital. My fee for midwifery service includes all prenatal care through 6 weeks postpartum, labor and delivery, a birth assistant at your delivery, placenta encapsulation if you desire, a birth pool for your […]
More and more insurance companies are recognizing homebirth as a reasonable and cost effective option. Many insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of your delivery. You will receive my billers information at your first appointment.