Benefits of Homebirth

Discover the empowering and nurturing benefits of homebirth midwifery care, where personalized attention and a holistic approach transform your birthing experience into a journey of strength and confidence.

Benefits of Homebirth Midwifery Care

Excellent Quality of Care

With a holistic midwifery approach, clients enjoy longer prenatal visits, individualized and personalized care, one-on-one attention at birth, and continuity of care by having the same attendant for prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences. This comprehensive midwifery care of pregnancy and birth ensures that every family receives the attention and care they deserve.

The extra time midwives spend with you and your family helps build a relationship of trust and safety. As birth professionals, midwives are highly trained and compassionate partners in your journey from pregnancy to parenthood, helping you create a natural birth experience that aligns with your values and desires.

Midwives can handle emergency situations and carry equipment including oxygen and resuscitation equipment, anti-hemorrhagic medications, and IVs, ensuring the safety and well-being of both mother and baby during a home birth, if a complication occurs.

Clients report much higher satisfaction with midwifery care. They often experience greater feelings of positivity and empowerment during birth, and a sense of control over their birth experience, hallmarks of a truly holistic and client-centered approach.

Decreased Interventions and Complications

The midwifery model of care supports physiologic birth with minimal to no intervention. Routine interventions involving IVs, continuous electronic monitoring, pitocin, epidurals, episiotomies, and similar procedures introduce extra risks to the normal birth process. The midwifery approach significantly decreases the rate of complications due to fewer interventions and support of the physiological birth process.

Midwifery care boasts a cesarean rate of less than 5%, compared to over 30% in typical hospital settings. Being experts in vaginal birth and minimizing unnecessary interventions, midwifery care significantly reduces the risk of complications and mortality for both baby and mother.

Opportunity for Choice

With midwifery care, the mother and partner are more involved in pregnancy choices and the birth process. Full informed consent is offered for all standard tests and procedures, ensuring that every decision is made with comprehensive knowledge and understanding. Your questions will be answered and your values and choices will be heard.

Comfortable Birth Environment

When birthing at home, the environment is familiar, comfortable, quiet, and calm. A low level of interference and disruption helps increase maternal relaxation and confidence, reduce stress and fear, facilitate greater levels of natural hormonal pain relief, and supports the natural, physiologic process of birth.

Family Centered Care, Bonding and Postpartum Well-Being

Midwives honor the “Golden Hour” after birth, prioritize immediate bonding with the baby and continuous contact, supporting early breastfeeding success and attachment. This approach leads to greater long-term breastfeeding success, easier sibling adjustment, and decreased postpartum depression. Midwifery care is family-centered, individualized care that ensures every family’s needs are met with compassion and expertise.

To read studies that support these statements, please see our Homebirth Research page.

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