Labor & Birth When you think you are in labor, you get to call us directly! We don't use a message service, we give our cell phone numbers, so you can reach us individually- no go-between is needed nor involved in your personal and direct care!
After establishing active labor, your birth team arrives at your house with a big tub of equipment and together, with the birth kit you ordered, create 3 portable trays that go anywhere you go. Natural labor demands mobility - you are free to birth anywhere in (or outside) your house that you desire!
When your baby is born, your baby goes right to you!
We love teaching papas to catch their babies, so dads involvement is welcome in the tub, cutting the cord and/or catching their babies if they want - we're right there if you need us or if papa changes his mind in the moment! We don't cut the cord until you're ready- usually waiting for the cord to stop pulsating and/or the placenta to be born, or if desired, supporting moms in a lotus birth (never cutting the cord).
Your midwives are also lactation consultants - we help you get off to the right latch and will see you many times in the first couple weeks helping and answering any questions that arise.
Even though less than 5% of the births we attend develop complications that can't be handled at home, we efficiently and effectively transport mom to the hospital for the the surgical or pharmaceutical support she needs to stay safe and healthy. In the rare event that we transport you to the hospital, part of the midwifery team will stay with you until your baby is in your arms and you begin breastfeeding!