One thing I wondered about before I had my home birth - was it going to be better than my hospital births?
Midwives are the specialists in pregnancy and birth!
We believe that the midwife’s role is to assist and care for women; to understand the birth process emotionally, mentally and physically and to support and educate women to be able to make informed choices.
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.
It is so important when it comes to birth that you feel safe and relaxed with your midwife, because of the way your hormones operate.
The first week after your baby is born is often busy with family members wanting to meet the new baby. However try to stagger this out as you and your partner need time to adjust to being home as a new family.
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.
Wouldn’t it be great if you were asked “Would you like to have your own midwife to attend you birth?”
This woman emerged from her birth a triumphant Mother. She was healed from her previous trauma and felt restored and empowered!
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!
Here at UK Birth Centres we are experts in preparing women for birth and would love the opportunity to help you get ready for your birth. On Saturday 20th of June two of our very experienced midwives will be offering a free Natural Birth Preparation Day.