A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Masden means "mother's den". Birth is best where mothers feel safe. We strive for a peaceful environment where you are empowered and can labor with support and encouragement.
Feeling supported is so important during labor and birth. We highly recommend hiring a doula. We offer many resources so that you can find the right doula for you.
Hydrotherapy is amazing and we support your choice for water labor and birth.
Position changes and movement help with comfort and we encourage it! You can birth in whatever position you feel best!
Nourishing your body and staying hydrated is crucial to experiencing a great birth. We encourage you to eat, drink and move!
Mother's need to be heard during birth. We offer emotional support and encourage mothers to be empowered by their birth.
Other comfort measures include music, aromatherapy, bio-feedback, and much more.
Oh sweet baby!
When baby arrives, we encourage immediate skin-to-skin. We honor the "golden hour" for baby and immediate family. It is a special time for bonding and soaking in the joys of the new arrival. We monitor baby closely with your sweet gift in your arms. Breastfeeding is a priority and we ensure that baby is able to nurse without difficulty. We do a full newborn exam at your side.
SKILLS, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT
We believe birth works. We also know that we must be prepared for any unexpected events, especially emergencies. You can feel safe knowing, in addition to midwifery training, your midwife is also a registered nurse who has years experience and various skills in handling emergencies. Plans are in place to handle these situations. In addition, ongoing up-to-date education in emergency including Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Neonatal Resuscitation is a must. Midwives carry equipment, medication, and skills necessary to address emergencies should they arise.
Masden Midwifery believes in teamwork. That's why we provide education and connect you with a variety of resources for all your birth needs, including:
Doulas and Montrice Services