“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever.  Passing through these powerful gates – in her own way – remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She is never alone.” – Suzanne Arms

Pregnancy and childbirth are normal, healthy physiological processes and BAHC midwives see ourselves as caregivers in normal pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Home is the ideal environment for birth to unfold naturally, allowing women and their families to gain strength from the process. In the homebirth model of care, the midwife serves as a guide, but the pregnant woman is the decision-maker and it is her right to fully understand, choose, and take responsibility for the kinds of procedures used throughout her care. Our guiding principles of informed choice, continuity of care, appropriate technology, integrated education and counseling are the foundation for a trusting relationship between client and midwife.

Comprehensive midwifery care includes:

  • Physical assessment of well-being during prenatal, birth and postpartum
  • Risk assessment and screening
  • Referrals to complementary/alternative and allopathic practitioners
  • Emotional support
  • Lab work
  • Nutritional and herbal counseling
  • Support for family involvement in the birth process

 

Every year, the number of families choosing homebirth in the United States grows, and more research becomes available highlighting homebirth as a safe and viable choice. Here are some of the resources you might find valuable when exploring homebirth as an option.

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Photo Credit: Hala Hyatt Photography

Photo Credit: Hala Hyatt Photography