have a home or birth center birth?
A calm, familiar environment is the most natural setting
for a birth.
There are no strangers, no “shift changes”,
no arbitrary time limits,
no routine technological procedures, and no medical
Being more relaxed contributes to shorter, easier
labors, increased maternal confidence, and improved
outcomes for both mother and child.
birth (your home or someone else's) provides far more control and many more choices
for a birthing woman, choices which are designed for
the woman’s well-being and comfort, not for
the convenience of a doctor or obstetrical staff.
has been well-documented that home birth is a safe
choice for healthy, low-risk women. There is significantly
less risk of infection and hemorrhage. Assisting the
mother to birth without injury or trauma is a priority;
routine episiotomy is never performed, thus eliminating
a great deal of post-delivery discomfort.
are significantly lower (some insurance companies
cover midwifery costs). Many midwives offer a sliding fee scale for those paying by cash, credit card or PayPal - ask!
and babies are not separated at home births.
Birth at home is an intimate, peaceful and joyous
affirmation of family.