Homebirth, you say?
The first intervention in birth, that a healthy woman takes, is when she walks out the front door of her home, in labour. From that first intervention, all others will follow". Dr. Michael Rosenthal – Obstetrician
o Care during pregnancy, labour/birth and postnatally by the same midwife
o All appointments are in your own home
o Antenatal appointments are individualised
o Additional support via text or phone calls or e-mail
o Midwife will liaise with any health care professional if review/ referral is required.
o If your homebirth is booked with Private Midwives or an SECM, you will
have the same midwife during the labour/birth
o Birth in your own home (unless a transfer to hospital is indicated)
o Care during birth is based on your Individual needs
o Labour and/or birth in a pool, if you wish
o Involvement of your chosen family members in your birth, if you wish
o All care in your own home with additional support via phone, text or email
o Advice and support during the postnatal period
o Assistance with breastfeeding
o Physical and emotional support for you as you adjust to your life with a new baby
ALL homebirth midwives are registered with NMBI (Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board), covered by insurance, and are up to date on all mandatory training.
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