Home Birth Midwives Serve The Upstate of SC
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Giving birth at home is rapidly becoming a more popular birthing option for families in the United States. Women are choosing to birth at home for all kinds of reasons, including lower rates of intervention and more personalized, holistic care.
Midwives bring medical supplies
Our Certified professional midwives, provide everything you will need to have a safe home birth.
The standard of care for midwives for emergencies includes pharmaceuticals—such as Pitocin, or synthetic oxytocin for use in case of hemorrhage, oxygen, they also have the equipment necessary to monitor and record vitals on both mother and baby, and other first aid type equipment. Midwives also carry instruments and have the ability/training to handle normal births and administer medications to the newborn, such as eye ointment and vitamin K, or to the mother, such as Rhogam.
Essentially, midwives are trained in the use of standard birth supplies.
It’s not that messy
The ick factor can be a source of hesitation for families interested in home birth. You might have visions of your partner fainting at the sight of bloody sheets or be panicked you’ll lose oodles of amniotic fluid on your brand new couch. Yes, giving birth in your home will likely involve some cleanup—but the good news is you won’t be involved in any of it! “When we arrive to someone’s home, we ‘set up.’ We make their beds using plastic and have all the medical and comfort items out, as well as sort all the supplies,” Farrell says. “This way, when mom births, we are ready! I often say, when I leave a house, ‘looks like nothing happened here!’ because we also clean up and do laundry and make the house presentable again before we leave.”