Birth is a normal process. We know that giving birth is a spiritual and life-affirming moment!
You'll be pleasantly surprised with all of the comforts you can experience during your birth. You have comfort option measures such as water, walking, free movement, and aromatherapy. You wear what you like, eat if you're hungry, sing, dance, move - it's YOUR birth! We'll provide you with an informed consent packet to choose such things as the Vitamin K or eye treatment for your baby as well as a personalized Birth plan. We don't have one specific "way" to do birth since things unfold in their own way. We will walk you through the different variations of your delivery such as delivering your own baby, having your partner assist you or have the midwives do it. Have you though about who will "cut the cord?", it can be dad or YOU maybe even both of you. These are just a few of the things we help you think about before the birth.
Through the time spent during prenatal visits, you will become familiar with both the midwifery staff and the facility. All our practices are geared to promote the physiological processes of birth.
Birth Package include the following:
Comprehensive prenatal care with nutritional counseling, risk screening and evaluation
Informed Consent and Birth Planning
Complete newborn assessment
Foot printing, placenta art and keepsake birth certificate
Six weeks of postpartum care for mother and baby
Water has always provided comfort. Warm water envelops the body creating buoyancy and a weightless feeling and can diminishes the sensation of the contractions.
When your body relaxes, adrenaline levels decrease and oxytocin and endorphins are released. These hormonal painkillers reduce stress and lessen pain. This encourages the progression of labor, making it easier, shorter and even enjoyable.
The relief from the warm water is so good that it is worth bearing in mind that it can be used as pain relief even if you don't want or plan to have a water birth.