As midwives, we feel that relationship is just as important as good medical care. Our services reflect our commitment to making sure your heart-felt feelings are expressed at each visit. We want this to beyour birth... your way.
Is Home Birth Safe?
This is one of the most common and important questions we like to answer. Are out-of-hospital births reasonably safe?
Studies show that home or birth center births achieve similar safety statistics as hospitals when 3 criteria are met:
1. Home birth is planned
2. A skilled attendant is present; and
3. Medical back-up is available.
Statistics show that a Certified Professional Midwife can achieve the same safety statistics similar in low risk populations as in the hospital. In the state of Montana, the Board of Alternative Health gives a licensed midwife specific guidelines. We can only help mothers give birth that are low risk. By following these guidelines, the safety of home or birth center births are virtually the same as hospital births.
Click on the links below. Get answers to your specific questions.
Here are some “what if’s” ….
What if you want pain relief?
What if you have a postpartum hemorrhage?
What if you needed an assisted delivery - forceps?
What if you need a caesarean?
What if the cord is around the baby's neck?
What if there is a cord prolapse?
What if baby’s shoulder’s get stuck?
What if your baby needs resuscitation?
These are some resources below with answer we feel will be helpful.