The Miracle

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  • Few Interventions – When your body is working well, it does not need any help! Interventions such as IV’s, constant fetal monitoring, being attached to a blood pressure cuff, not being able to move around can slow your labor.
  • More choices are offered – You don’t have to ask permission to eat, drink or go to the bathroom. There are no machines to unhook or move around.
  • Pain can be lessened – When a woman feels safe and secure, her body works more efficiently. Endorphins (the body’s own “morphine-like” substance) , flows readily, helping the mother to relax, decreasing the overall pain and time she is in labor.
  • Family can be as involved as you’d like – They can be present throughout labor and birth or just close by. They can cut the cord or actually catch the baby (with a little coaching) Many siblings “help” with the newborn exam and dressing the baby for the first time.
  • Satisfaction is higher – Over 99% of women who have had a home birth or birth center birth will choose to do one or the other with the next pregnancy.
  • Less risk of a c-section – Nationally, the c-section rate is over 32%. Birth center and home birth c-section rates are less than 10%.
  • Less risk of tearing – We assist you in gently controlled pushing thereby reducing the risk of tearing or needing to be cut.
  • Continuity of Care – We will be with you throughout the entire process. No shift changes!

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 8.01.59 PM Please don’t get the idea that we are anti-hospital, because that could not be any further from the truth. If you have a complicated pregnancy, you don’t tolerate labor well, your baby doesn’t tolerate labor well, your baby is mal-positioned or you want to be in the hospital, then that is absolutely the place for you to be and we support you 100%. If a transport during labor or birth is necessary, we will go with you and act as labor support so that you have that continuity of care that you deserve. We strive to have an excellent relationship with the hospital staff. Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 8.02.42 PM Read more from real women who have enjoyed the benefits of a natural birth!