If you’re pregnant for the first time, you’re likely already planning how the birth is going to take place. It’s an important experience and there are many variables to consider. This is not a decision to make lightly. The most important question you’ll ask yourself during this time is where the birth should take place…. Read more »
How To Know if a Natural Home Birth is Right for You
Giving birth is a seminal experience in a woman’s life. It’s a daunting task, of course, but one a mother will look back with pride for the rest of her life. Considering how rare and special the experience is and the fact that you’ll be bringing a life into the world, you will have a… Read more »
Is a Water Birth Right for You?
You’ve spent nine months preparing for your baby. You want to ensure that the delivery is as safe for you and the baby as possible. One option that many women consider is a water birth. But what exactly is a water birth, and is it right for you? Read on to learn more: What is… Read more »
How to Prepare for a Home Birth
If you feel that a home birth is right for you, then it’s time to take steps to ensure you, your family, and the little one you’re welcoming into the world are ready. A natural homebirth can be quite different from birthing in a hospital. Plus, even if you’ve done a home birth before, each… Read more »
Birthing at home for the first time…..
These past few months have brought quite a few new babies into the world! Most of these births were to mothers who had birthed their older children in the hospital. A few of the women were having their last baby, and wanted to have the experience of giving birth at home. Some had good hospital… Read more »
Bringing home birth to the Birth Center
It’s been a long time in the works, but CPM’s are now able to attend births at Birth Centers in New Jersey! I am so excited to offer this option for clients! Maybe you are considering a home birth rather than a hospital delivery but still aren’t entirely certain which is right for you. The… Read more »
4 Tips on Having a Natural Birth
Over the past few years, more expecting mothers have been interested in giving birth naturally. Giving birth is a beautiful process and many mothers are making the switch to natural births because they want to be fully present in their experience, without the use of pain relievers and other drugs. Whether you’re planning to get… Read more »
Using Water to Manage Labor Pain
Many woman get uncomfortable thinking of the pain associated with childbirth. Although epidurals do a great job reducing the pain, there are still many risks attached to receiving an epidural during delivery. If you’re looking for a natural, unmedicated alternative for pain relief, consider water immersion. Most hospitals avoid using any form of water therapy… Read more »
The first few weeks after giving birth…..
I have had more than a few discussions this week with first time parents about the first few weeks after giving birth and what that should really look like. I have pretty stringent “rules” for my home birth mama’s about what they should be doing postpartum. Staying in bed and only getting up to use… Read more »
A midwife-mama relationship
I have been thinking a lot lately of the relationship between a midwife and her clients. When a woman is looking for a midwife to attend her birth at home, I believe she has the expectation that this person she is looking for will help to educate her about her choices and empower her through her… Read more »