Finding the right match with your birth attendant is crucial for optimal outcomes during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. A professional’s training, experience and references are not enough to assure you will be cared for in the way that would be most helpful and satisfying. Please be encouraged to read, make a list of questions, and interview prospective attendants so that this special and needful time ahead will be safe and filled with memories that will be cherished for the rest of your life.
I am first a Christian and that is a very important part of my service and life. If you choose to have me attend your birth, I will pray for you and your baby and the whole birth process. As it behooves me to not offer services for which I have not diligently trained and practiced, neither do I find it responsible as a believer to involve myself in this very special time without going to the Lord in prayer.
If we decide to work together, following is a list of some of the services you would receive:
- regularly scheduled prenatal check ups, which include monitoring mom and baby and discussing upcoming birth possibilities as well as blood pressure, urine checks, fundal growth, baby’s heart tones and various other needs
- counseling and education, if needed, for nutrition, childbirth process and newborn care
- birth chair and other positional and comfort helps/training/suggestions for the birth
- postpartum care and follow-up
- filing for your birth certificate (and getting your baby’s social security number)
- administering the newborn screening test
- access to my lending library and a wide variety of birth preparation materials
- 24/7 phone number for needs or questions
You can find some more info on my facebook page at Storm Births: https://www.facebook.com/stormbirths
If you are wondering why women would even consider a birth outside of a hospital without an OB, watch this current statistical proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6KkTUzyh4
Another excellent resource for statistics on safety of homebirth can be found here: http://www.gentlebirth.org/format/myths.html