Home birth is a wonderful opportunity for families to start a new chapter of life in a place that is safe, comfortable and meaningful for them.
For the safety of you and your baby, I attend low-risk women in labor at their home between 37-42 weeks gestation.
At your 36 week visit, we will set up your home for your birth experience. We will organize your birth kit, ensure all supplies are ready, and review setting up the birth pool, if chosen.
We will stay in regular communication throughout your labor, so we can decide together when you would like me to come to your home. Once I’m there, I regularly assess you and baby, offer recommendations to ease or encourage labor, explain any possible interventions, and offer emotional support. I encourage partners to be involved and catch the baby if they’d like. For families who prefer privacy, I’m happy to give you space as long as I can regularly assess mother and baby’s safety throughout labor.
Safety is my first priority and will guide my decisions throughout your labor and birth. For this reason, I have a relationship with a backup physician that allows me to provide medications at your birth, should medication be needed. With the option to have antibiotics, IV fluids, and emergency medications, you can find a balance between a non-medicalized home birth experience and the safety of modern medicine.