Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for midwifery care and a birth outside the hospital?
Our midwives care for those:
- With singleton pregnancies
- With no known history of primary conditions (for example: Type 1 or 2 Diabetes, High blood pressure with need for medication outside of pregnancy).
Can older siblings be involved?
Yes, they can accompany you to office visits and attend the birth as you desire. We spend time talking about how to help older kids transition to having a new baby in the house as well.
Isn’t home birth messy?
We have a high regard for keeping your home clean. We've been doing births in homes for years and have many tricks for keeping things clean. We also wash the laundry and take out the trash from the birth.
Do you provide medication for pain relief during labor?
We use non-pharmaceutical methods of helping women progress through labor such as homeopathy, massage, herbs, position changes, use of water and encouraging words.
And, although we do NOT offer epidural or other pain relief medication outside of the hospital, we do use a numbing medication if stitches are needed after birth.
What happens if you have two births at once?
Because we limit the number of families we care for, only planning for up to 6 births per month, this is unlikely to happen. But if it were to happen, we would split up and call other midwives that we trust to join us at each birth.