Praire Love Midwifery

My philosophy about Homebirth

I believe that the birth of your child is an empowering experience. I provide woman centered care, treating each woman as an individual whose care is tailored to her particular needs. I feel that it’s my honor as a midwife to be your guide through this life changing journey of pregnancy, labor, delivery and beyond.  You will be an active participant in your care. I let you make the choices regarding your care/testing and give you the information from both sides so that you can further research and make the decisions that are best for you and your baby.

Why choose Homebirth

Choosing to have a homebirth is a very personal choice. Some choose to have their babies at home because that’s where one of the parents were born, and that is the most normal place in the world for them to think of delivering their own child. Some choose homebirth after having a hospital birth that they were not happy about and want a different experience the next time. Some find that homebirth is the choice for them after they have been reading, researching and watching birth videos.

Parents choose homebirth for lots of the following reasons:

  • They want to make informed choices about their care.
  • The want to have a relationship established with the person that will be attending them during their labor and birth as well as postpartum.
  • They don’t want strangers coming into the room unannounced, they want to choose who will be in their space, when they are the most vulnerable.
  • They want to minimize interventions that occur during their labor and be fully informed so they can make the best choices for themselves.
  • They feel safe at home.
  • The baby will not have interventions or procedures after the birth that are unwanted, the baby never leaves their side!
  • Siblings can be a part of the birth if the family desires that.
  • They have the freedom to eat, drink, move and birth in any position that works for them.
  • They never have to leave the house, and the midwife comes to them.

I provide full, comprehensive prenatal care including, but not limited to:

  • In office visits and a home visit at 36 weeks, the average client receives 14 visits

  • Postnatal care in your home at 24 hours, 3 days, 7 days and 2 weeks after birth and a 6 week office visit

  • On call for your delivery from 37-42 weeks

  • Blood work

  • Prenatal testing

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies

  • Breast feeding support

  • Problem Solving

  • Contraceptive counseling

  • Family planning

  • Water birth

  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)