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Is Homebirth Safe?

Check this study out here, which confirms that not only is homebirth safe for low risk clients who choose to birth at home with midwives, but there are also positive health benefits both for the birthing client & their baby.

“At every step of the way, midwives are providing excellent care. This study enables families, providers and policymakers to have a transparent look at the risks and benefits of planned home birth as well as the health benefits of normal physiologic birth.”- Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN

Here is another great study to check out, which was done in the Netherlands. The conclusion of that study: “We found no increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes for planned home births among low-risk women. Our results may only apply to regions where home births are well integrated into the maternity care system.”

I encourage you to do all of the research on the safety of homebirth in order to make a truly informed choice.

what is the midwives model of care?

The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • minimizing technological interventions and

  • identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. 

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“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”–Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn