LABOUR AND BIRTH
Research shows that continuous support and care through labour, 1 woman – 1 midwife, results better for mother and baby. Women feel more satisfied about their labouring process. Midwives are the best indicated professional care providers to attend normal labour and support women. You might want to take a look at this: Midwife led care is the safest, Supporting women in labour and the Nice Guideliness for normal labour.
💜 DILATING AT HOME SUPPORT / HOSPITAL BIRTH SUPPORT
Some women do not wish to home birth but they would like to go to the hospital once all, or almost all the dilating process has been done. Or, they would like to have a personal midwifwe with them at the hospital during labour.
Dilating at home has the advantage of beeing in your own space. A well known and safe space where I can support you through dilating with all the available tools we have to keep birth physiological and straight forward. Freely moving, and upright standing positions are the most essential tools a woman can count on for a physiological birth. Your body and your baby will let you know how you need to move as labour goes on. But we ccan try to make it better by also using massaging, aromatherapy, warm seed bags, and specially warm water showers and tub baths to help you cope through your labour process. This is specially useful for a first birth, wich usually takes longer. You can eat and specially drink as you wish. Drinking is very important during labour.
Emotional support for you and your birth companion is also a main aspect of dilating at home. Through dilation we will listen to your baby’s heartbeat to make sure she is coping well. When time comes, I will go with you to the hospital and continue supporting you until 2 hours after birth. Or we can directly meet at the hospital if you prefer. In some hospitals there can only be one person with you, that is why it is very important to choose where to give birth, send your Birth Plan and let them know you will be having your own midwife along your main companion with you. However, the hospital midwife will be the one that assists your birth. I would be there to keep supporting you on a more physical and emotional way.
I will be on call 24/7 from week 37 to week 42. I will visit you at home to check how you are doing on weeks 37, 39, 40 and 41. Postpartum visitis are included in this service, through out the first month after birth. I will check on mother’s physical and emotional well beeing, breastfeeding support, and baby’s weight gain and health condition, along pediatrician care at your health center. I provide physical and emotional care for mother’s recovery. I will be available on the phone also through out the whole month.