The birth of your child is a sacred and blessed event. Your dreams and wishes should be honored. You should be surrounded by as few or as many people as you desire with you.
The Father, Your children, your Mother, sister, best friend… in all things…
the choice is yours!
Giving Birth at The Birth Nest
2 beautifully decorated and supplied birth rooms for you to choose from. Both are well insulated from sound and are on the opposite end of the building away from the prenatal exam room.
Sterile birth supplies are provided and included
The use of a birth pool
Use of Birth Ball
Use of Birth Stool
Use of private bathroom and shower during labor and postpartum
Refrigerator/freezer, Microwave and Coffee Maker in each room, and are for client and family use.
Each room is stocked with Water bottles, Coconut water, 100% juice, Snacks including “Kind Bars”, Coffee-condiments for the use of clients and their partners.
There are no restrictions placed on the number of people who may be present for the birth of your child. (We do retain the right to have abusive or dangerous individuals leave the premises)
Your children are welcome to be present for the birth. We do recommend having a dedicated support person to take care of their needs.
Still photography and video are permitted.
During labor, your care is custom fit for you. As different as every woman is and as different as every labor can be; so is the care and support you receive. Some women want us early and some don’t want us until later in their labors. Some women need and want hands on support and some want us to fade into the background only emerging to quietly assess both Mom and baby when needed, quickly fading away again. We are here to offer suggestions, give physical and emotional support to you in the way that you desire. Most importantly, we are here to help you achieve the birth that you want.
When the time comes for the birth of your child, providing that the baby is not in any distress, a slow and gentle birth is always the goal. Mother, Father or both may catch the baby. I have even knelt next to a Great-Grandmother catching her first Great Grandchild.
The clinical role during labor and delivery includes:
- Monitoring the baby’s well-being by intermittently monitoring fetal heart tones.
- Monitoring Maternal Vital Signs
- Assessment of the progressions of labor.
- Catching your baby or giving assistance to that you or someone of your choosing may “catch” the baby.
- Consultation with a physician as needed.
- Transport or Transfer of care to a hospital and physician if needed.