Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a client?
Become a client in 3 easy steps:
Contact Us and complete the Consultation form. A midwife will contact you to schedule a 30minute consultation. You may schedule before seeing your OB.
See your prefered OB and complete your initial prenatal exam, labs, and ultrasound.
Schedule and complete your initial visit.
Is an Out of Hospital Birth even possible?
Midwives specialize in the care of low-risk, healthy pregnancies and assist in the delivery of babies in the home setting or in birth centers. The number of out-of-hospital births in the US has increased by 75% since 2004 according to AAFP.
There are certain conditions which would require a physician to attend your birth in the hospital. A midwife will do a risk assessment to evaluate for these conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) or any condition that requires a c-section.
Medication controlled diabetes, epilepsy, asthma.
Certain heart conditions,
Infectious disease (HIV, Hepatitis, etc.)
Pregnancy with Twins or Multiples
Is it safe to deliver out of hospital ?
Feel free to check out the links below on the statistics:
" Planned home birth for low-risk women in North America using certified professional midwives was associated with lower rates of medical intervention but similar intrapartum and neonatal mortality to that of low-risk hospital births in the United States." -BMJ
Trials show that midwife-led care is associated with fewer intrapartum interventions. When compared with planned hospital births, planned home births are associated with fewer maternal interventions, including:
Labor induction or augmentation
Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring
Episiotomy, operative vaginal delivery
Planned home births also are associated with fewer vaginal, perineal, and third-degree or fourth-degree lacerations and less maternal infectious morbidity.
Several factors are critical to reducing perinatal mortality rates and achieving favorable home birth outcomes.
Availability of a certified nurse–midwife, certified midwife or midwife whose education and licensure meet International Confederation of Midwives’ Global Standards for Midwifery Education
Access to consultation
Access to safe and timely transport to nearby hospitals.