Our apologies for the mismatch format - website currently under construction (in-between births)! Our Homebirth/Waterbirth Midwifery Practice
We generally also have 2 or more apprentices in the practice, allowing our strong birth team to provide comprehensive 24/7 care and support to the families we serve. We cover an area extending out 1 to 2 hours around the Greater Atlanta and North Georgia area and into Tennessee.
Our home-birth midwifery practice is firmly based on informed choice. We believe women and families have the right to determine their own care in pregnancy and birth. With each 1-2 hour prenatal appointment we provide ample time and opportunity for education, discussion and relationship–building allowing for and nurturing confidence and trust.
We believe that a woman’s body is designed to give birth and that pregnancy and birth are normal processes. Beyond that, we also believe that birth is meant to a be key event in a woman’s life and a joyful and celebratory family event.
Studies continue to consistently affirm that planned, attended homebirth is as safe or safer than hospital birth. We believe in and practice, the Midwifery Model of Care, which allows issues of safety to be appropriately addressed, while uplifting and honoring the wonderfully human and spiritual aspects of birth.
The Midwives Model of Care
The MMoC is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
- Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
- Minimizing technological interventions
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
- The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
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Safety of Homebirth Links
- Ted Talk: Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam
- The Assault on Normal Birth: The OB Disinformation Campaign
- Birth by the Numbers
- Birth Misconceptions - Myth or Fact
- BMJ No 7068 General Practice Paper
- Childbearing year: Making informed decisions
- Citizens for Midwifery - Information on newly published study on safety of homebirth with CPM's.
- Corroborating Citations on the Safety of Homebirth
- Giving Birth at Home - Sarah Buckley
- A good midwife makes giving birth at home as safe as in hospital
- Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask
- Home Birth and Out-of-Hospital Birth: Is it Safe?
- Homebirth: Is it really a safe option?
- How Childbirth Went Industrial: A Deconstruction by Henci Goer
- Questions to ask your Care Provider
- Questions to ask a homebirth midwife
- Ten Things to Love About Homebirth - Sarah Buckley
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