We offer high-touch, low-tech care for your labor. We help you follow your instincts for labor, pushing and birth. Partners play a very important role in supporting you during labor and we will help them during that role as part of your team. We use a Doppler to assess fetal well-being. Other interventions are kept to a necessary minimum. We will be as hands-on or as hands-off as you need for labor support. Our team comes with vast experience in natural labor relief support. We encourage the use of movement, massage and water for your comfort.
Birth is raw and powerful. It is an incredible, momentous time in a family's life. It is a private time. It is a time of wonder and awe. Birth is when a woman's strength and determination are at their greatest. We believe that birth is a natural, wonderful, fulfilling, empowering process. We support women that chose to have this experience in a homelike setting. We have the equipment, supplies and training to help when needed. We bring a birth assistant and/or a student midwife to every birth.
Your postpartum period is a time of rest, reflection and recovery. Your discharge is in a few hours when you are ready. We will see you again at your home in 24-48 hours. Follow up appointments are at 1-2 weeks at the birth center and a final check at 4-6 weeks. We strongly encourage at least 10 days of very low activity to allow for proper healing, bonding and establishing breastfeeding.