Our Most Often Ask Questions About Birth Answered Below
What is your philosophy regarding pregnancy and birth and your role in it?
Our goal is to help you to have the birth experience you desire. We believe that God made the woman’s body to give birth, and that it is a normal and natural process. We also believe that interference usually starts a cascading effect that leads to interventions and even emergencies.
How many births have you attended?
Our midwives have delivered with over 1200 births in the last 20 years.
What percentage of women successfully have a natural birth under your care?
Our percentage rate of successfully natural births are 90 percent, with a 10 percent transfer rate.
Do you have hospital privileges? At what hospitals?
We have a wonderful working relationship with the doctors at the area hospitals. If the need to transfer care arises. we will go with you and hand off care and records to the on call physician. We will either stay with you as an advocate or step back and give space to your doula or family member who may be there to support you.
What usually happens at prenatal appointments? How many? When? How long are they?
During your initial visit we will review your health history, your pregnancy up to that point and set out a plan for your care. We will be able to hear your baby’s heart beat, take your vitals and urine test. At this appointment we will also spend time in education so you may participate in shared decision making.
Each visit after this will last about 45 minutes. We will spend time getting to know one another, discuss events since your last visit and what you can expect in the coming days or weeks.
You will see your midwife every 4 weeks until week 32, every 2 weeks until week 36, and then every week until delivery.