In the comfort of your home is where you may feel the most free and relaxed. In the event of a home birth, there is more self and home preparation that may be necessary, but you will be fully prepared by our midwife. When labor comes, our midwife will come to you. You and your baby’s safety is our priority. However, it is important that a hospital be within a safe distance from your home.
Water births are also an option at home by purchasing or renting a portable pool. Afterwards, you are able to snuggle in bed with your newborn, rest, and wake-up to familiar sights and sounds. We stay with you during the first postpartum hours to assist in breastfeeding, monitor your transition to motherhood, and ready your house for your new addition to the family.
Embraced by warm water, your pregnant body will float, relax, and open. Birthing in water has the added benefits of acting as a pain reliever, promoting relaxation, inhibiting anxiety, and reducing the severity and incidence of tearing. Water birth is one of the most gentle and peaceful forms of births for both mom and baby.
If you long for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) you have picked the right midwife. Our midwives know and trust that VBAC is a safe option for mom and baby, and will support and educate you in order to avoid an unnecessary repeat cesarean section. You will be provided complete information about the benefits and risks of vaginal birth and elective cesarean so you can make the choice that is right for you and your baby. Women who go into labor naturally, progress without complications, and are surrounded by love, and experienced midwives.
Here at NBC & WW we have a great working relationship with our physician colleagues. We refer to our collaborating Obstetrician-Gynecologists when something deviates from normal and is considered more high-risk during pregnancy. We will also consult with the physician if anything is abnormal during the course of the birth or immediately afterwards. In some cases, our collaborating obstetricians and midwives will co-manage your care.
A sub-specialty of obstetrics; Perinatologists are concerned with the care of the fetus and complicated high-risk pregnancies. Our CNM’s will refer you to our collaborating perinatologist if consultation is needed. Furthermore, perinatologists are also who you will visit to complete the 20 week anatomy ultrasound and any follow-up ultrasounds as needed.
Within hours of birth, we will perform a newborn exam right by your side. We also work with Pediatricians and recommend that you take your newborn to be examined within 24-48 hours after the birth.