Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy and birth. In order to be a good candidate for a homebirth, you must have an uncomplicated pregnancy and be in good overall health. Prenatal care is what you give yourself; I am with you throughout your pregnancy to provide support and guidance; we work as a team to keep you in optimal health. If, despite our best efforts, complications do arise, and the balance needed for a healthy homebirth cannot be restored, an individualized transfer of care plan is in place..
If, for health reasons, I need to transfer you out of my care during your pregnancy, I will be available to provide support through the remainder of your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. If a transfer of care is needed during labor, I will make the necessary arrangements and accompany you to the hospital where I can remain as labor support for the birth & immediate postpartum period.
My primary goal is a healthy mother and healthy baby. Thankfully, most planned homebirths, do happen at home! I come to births well-equipped to handle the rare unforeseen emergency, I carry emergency equipment, and I am trained and certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR.