The first hour is the most important hour after your baby is born…
Every woman all over the world is equipped with all that is needed to provide warmth, love, comfort and nutrition to her new baby. Where possible It is important that the first hour of your baby’s life is uninterrupted or not disturbed. In this way the built in instincts are ignited and nature starts to provide the baby with his/her first feed …Colostrum.
I've been trying and trying to think of a way to explain private midwifery care in a nutshell to someone who hasn't experienced it. And I think I've finally cracked it...when you have care with a designated midwife, it's all about you. Well, your baby as well, but you feel like the most important person in the room, always.
Ask any women planning a home birth and they will tell you that there seems to a universal response “You must be Crazy!” I was asked to speak at the Manchester Home Birth Conference recently where we found out that having a planned Home birth means the midwives come to you when you are in labour, they stay and support you and carry everything that is needed for a safe birth!