Category: Home Birth

Common Misconceptions About Natural Home Births

A healthy newborn baby delivered at home with the help of New Birth Experiences

Home births were the norm for women throughout most of history. In recent times, they’ve seen a resurgence in popularity as many women are seeking a more personal and natural experience to complete their birthing journey. But with this resurgence comes a fair share of myths and misconceptions. Today, let’s debunk a few of the… Read more »

Benefits of a Natural Home Birth

A newborn baby sleeps peacefully

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

An animated man and woman in a small pool while the woman gives birth

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 »

How to Prepare for a Home Birth

Pregnant woman taking notes in a notebook

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 »

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

Home Birthing Tips

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 »

Support for your home birth

Often during prenatal visits my clients and I discuss who they’d like to have at their home the day of their birth.  Some will have a doula, some family and/or friends.  Many choose to have their children with them, with a caretaker there specifically for the child.  Whoever my clients choose to have with them,… Read more »

Violet Skye’s Birth Story, Written by Doula, Jessica Koester

The Birth of Violet Skye: November 3rd, 2014 It was 4:30am, 5 days before her EDD, when Laura woke to a contraction. Could this be the day? She let Michael sleep while she timed a few. They seemed to be about 5minutes apart, a minute long but very mild. She ate some breakfast and took… Read more »

Home Water Birth of Orion Giovanni Solazzo

I woke up to mild cramping Sunday morning September 30th around 3am; it was one day before my due date. It was a full moon, the harvest moon. I had been preparing myself for this day for 9 months and here it was there was no turning back. I was ready; I wanted to meet… Read more »

A long awaited postpartum visit….

Yesterday one of my very dear clients came for her postpartum visit. Her baby was 6 months old already, and this was the first time I was seeing her since her 2 week postpartum visit! She is a busy mama, now having 3 babies! When we first met, she was in her 5th month of… Read more »