When Augustine used to practice in Mainland, she was blessed to 'discover' and hire the talented Melissa Cate to attend births with her documenting the magic and power of birth. Here are several collections of her captures and our time together!
We love supporting women to birth in their own home - their familiar environment! There's enough changes and challenges to face when your are in labor, why force yourself to be in a foreign environment with strangers?
Here are a collection of homebirth videos from past clients of ours. A lot of moms worry about when they are due and when they will go in labor. Evidence-Based Birth created a wonderful researched flier on this. And don't worry, all our clients have their Midwives personal cell phones, so you can call anytime you have a question!
We support families to make true informed-decisions about their birth choices, which includes the option of informed-consent right next to the option for informed-refusal. While the mainstream medical model still holds cesarean as the 'only' way to birth a breech baby - we disagree. We believe that with providers skilled in assisting breech birth (we are), proper risk assessment, thorough prenatal care, and a supportive home environment, that educated, informed parents should be supported in making the best choice for their family, which may include a vaginal birth at home. Sometimes our babies have other plans, and sometimes medical issues preclude this possibility, but if mom is healthy and baby a normal size and positioned in a frank position, we believe that a cesarean isn't always the best choice.