Birth is a Natural Process
We believe that birth is a natural process, and we trust the wisdom of women’s bodies to birth their babies in their own unique ways. Our goal is to support mothers and their families throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We hope to facilitate a birth experience that is fulfilling, empowering, and meets the unique needs of individual women and families.
We are on-call for your labor and birth and will be ready when you are. While facilitating a safe environment we will also be providing labor support and comfort measures. Our role is to follow your lead, as we believe you instinctively know what is needed for your baby’s birth. Understanding and respecting the importance of your partner’s role, we provide support and privacy to you both as needed.
Our labor support varies with each individual client and family and typically includes encouragement, physical support, massage, hydrotherapy, position changes, movement, nutrition and hydration. In our experience, labor unfolds best when interventions are kept to a minimum. Trusting in women’s bodies and abilities to give birth, we facilitate this process with guidance, assurance and support while responding to the individual needs of the birthing mom. As midwives we believe that mothers deliver their babies, and our role as midwives is assisting them in this powerful process. When it is time for your baby to be born, we may catch your baby or assist you and/or your partner in catching.