~Homebirth is safe!~
Why should you choose homebirth?
Homebirth is the ideal place for having a baby.
1-The hospital is for sick people! Why would a perfectly healthy woman go there to deliver her baby? Why expose your sweet little baby to all those germs if you don’t need to?
2-Your baby was conceived at home why not birth her at home?
3-Birth is an intimate private matter that should not be among a bunch of strangers!
4-Your wishes are more likely to be honored at home with a skilled midwife who does not have hospital protocol dictating what she does. We midwives are servants to you the mom, not bureaucracy.
5- Birth is safer at home with a skilled attendant!
6- We midwives WANT to get to know you and what is important to you! We spend TIME with you at every prenatal, LISTENING to your concerns, careful to get you all the information you seek.
We believe in the woman’s ability to birth her child! Rather than pushing drugs we will empower you with natural ways to take care of yourself and manage the intensity of labor.
7-Homebirth is Cheaper!
Shall I go on?
Check out my pinterest board titled: Homebirth is safer than hospital!
This is where I have gathered several articles with facts to back up the truth that, for low risk moms, a planned home is safer!
I am someone who, years ago, believed home birth was an unwise and foolish choice. This was back when I believed I would have died in childbirth had I not had a life saving surgical delivery(c-section). It was not until after my fourth child that I discovered the truth about midwifery care vs. the medical model of birth. I read many sweet stories of women who had births in which they were respected and honored and I wanted that for myself. I was determined my next births would be different. As soon as I had my 5th child with midwives and a wonderful homebirth Dr. I decided one day I would serve women in the same way.
I had 3 beautiful births (they were all scary VBAC’s…lol) and learned first hand that it is possible and safe to be honored and respected in birth. I learned that I can ride the waves of birth and not die of pain. I became empowered and from that point on I have had a passion to tell other women about this wonderful secret!.
Sadly, I cannot give this to others. All I can do is share my experience and encourage and support moms. I can help them and assist them but it is they who must have the determination to be in charge and go for the birth they want!
Obviously, this takes a bit of humility as we do need to realize what is wise and what is foolish. This is why it is important to hire a midwife who has managed different things and knows when there are reasons a hospital may be needed. Mothers Embrace is that safe place where you can have your baby gently and with respect, knowing that if you need to be in the hospital we are going to get you there! I am able to see the signs of danger and know what to do to help you. There is a time and place for hospital assisted birth, however for most women it is not necessary. I really feel strongly that if you really want a great birth you should do it at home with a trained midwife(if you do not have any risk factors). A well trained midwife is able to handle most problems at home and if something is arising that may need medical attention we can see this and transfer mom to the hospital.
A study was recently released that exposed the truth on home birth vs. hospital birth. Here is the summary of findings:
“For women who had previously given birth, the risk of severe outcomes for home births was one per 1,000; for hospital births, it was 2.3 per 1,000. This represented a reduction in risk of 58.3 percent. The rate per 1,000 for postpartum hemorrhage was 19.6 for home births, compared to 37.6 for hospitals, a 47.9 percent reduction. The rates per 1,000 for manual removal of the placenta were 8.5 and 19.6, respectively, representing a risk reduction of 56.9 percent.”
This is the study: Primary source: BMJ
de Jonge A et al “Severe adverse maternal outcomes among low risk women with planned home versus hospital births in the Netherlands: nationwide cohort study” BMJ 2013; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f3263.
My care will help you to find the power with in yourself to bring your child into the world on your own, following your own God given instincts. I will help you to embrace your birth experience in all it is. You will be in charge of your birth and your desires will be respected, not ignored. We will work as a team to have the safest birth possible. Please also understand that if something comes up and you really do need to be in the hospital, I will be the first to tell you this and get you where you need to be.
Finally I need to mention the money. Midwifery Care & Home Birth offer substantial savings over medical models of care and hospital birth. This is largely due to the elimination of an expensive hospitalization but is also because of the midwifery focus on prevention & wellness without an over reliance on technology that has not proven to be of value for the low risk pregnancy. Most of our clients will pay cash out of pocket. Many will be reimbursed by their insurance company as we do file a claim with them for you after your birth. Regardless, it will cost you much less than going the traditional medical route.