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Why Choose Home Birth?

Home birth provides a safe, familiar and private surrounding for labor and birth. It allows for individualized care with a midwife whom the family knows and trusts. Women who choose to birth at home are supported to discover their own strengths and trust their intuition in becoming a mother. Being at home allows for the family, particularly other children, to be involved in the birth of a new baby.

At home, immediate bonding occurs easily as the baby remains with the parents at all times. Breastfeeding rates are among the highest in the nation when a mother births at home with midwives. Home birth affirms that birth is a natural and profound life event. Birthing at home reduces unnecessary interventions and significantly reduces the risk of infection.

Birth is Empowering

As midwives, we strive to nurture a woman’s sense of personal strength and self-confidence, so she may realize birth as an empowering experience. At a time when birth has become a medical experience and women are becoming more and more fearful, birthing at home encourages women to claim their power in pregnancy and birth.

Sometimes birth leads us to the very edge of ourselves and then asks us to take a leap of faith. What we learn about ourselves in that leap will always be a part of who we are and guides us into motherhood. A woman births a baby from deep within herself, calling upon those around her, her heart and spirit to complete the journey.