Nearly 1% of all childbirths in the United States are home childbirths. That’s approximately 35,000 births annually. The number is large and growing every year, because new parents are taking more control of their labor and delivery choices.
With offices in Passaic Park and Ridgewood, New Jersey, the skilled specialists at Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery understand the significance of being in charge of your own birth plan. We want you to feel heard, safe, and comfortable during such a valuable and emotional time in your life. Creating a home childbirth plan is one of the most rewarding experiences for new parents.
Why choose home childbirth?
According to one study, planned home childbirth provides new mothers with higher satisfaction rates, because they feel empowered in their choice to be at home in a comfortable environment they control. Home childbirth prevents hospital staff from interrupting the birth process. Instead, you allow only those you’ve invited into your home, creating an even more supportive and relaxing environment.
Home childbirth places an emphasis on developing the most loving environment for your new baby, while enabling you to make decisions about your childbirth experience. With noninvasive monitoring techniques and minimal interference, midwives offer individualized care and support that hospital staff can’t provide.
The midwives at Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery are specialists in providing in-home care for pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Their job is to enhance this beautiful experience for you and your family in a compassionate, holistic way, while ensuring patient-focused comprehensive care.
What are my home childbirth options?
There are many childbirth options, and home childbirth puts you in control of them all. Our midwives and the team of experts from Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery are with you from start to finish, while you simply focus on bringing a new baby into the world. Here are a few home childbirth options:
The Lamaze method is a program that encourages the woman and her partner to learn about the birth process to remove any negative preconceptions about pregnancy. And the program also teaches relaxation and breathing techniques that women can use to ease pain and discomfort during the delivery process.
The lesser-known Bradley method is a program that focuses on vaginal birth without medication. It also emphasizes natural birth methods with the coaching of a partner or labor coach. The Bradley method also focuses on nutrition and other holistic preparations before labor begins.
A water birth allows the expectant mom to experience labor and delivery in a portable tub of water, similar to a hot tub. The baby is delivered in the water, or the expectant mom can leave the water and give birth in a different position. Water birth is often thought to be less painful than other home childbirth options, allowing the mother to relax in whatever position feels the most comfortable. Her partner may also join her in the tub for additional support.
These aren’t the only home childbirth options, as there are many variables and choices to make during pregnancy. To discuss your options for home childbirth, book an appointment online or over the phone with Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery today.