Vancouver Home Birth Doula
Bring Birth Home!
Bring Birth Home!
Benefits and harms of planned hospital birth compared with planned home birth for low-risk pregnant women
'It seems increasingly clear that impatience and easy access to many medical procedures at hospital may lead to increased levels of intervention which in turn may lead to new interventions and finally to unnecessary complications. In a planned home birth assisted by an experienced midwife with collaborative medical back up in case transfer should be necessary these drawbacks are avoided while the benefit of access to medical intervention when needed is maintained.
Increasingly better observational studies suggest that planned hospital birth is not any safer than planned home birth assisted by an experienced midwife with collaborative medical back up, but may lead to more interventions and more complications.'
From the 2012 Cochrane Collaboration review, the most authoritative source for a summary of medical studies.
Imagine birthing in the comfort & privacy of your own home surrounded by loved ones, trusted midwife and doula.
Imagine the freedom to move throughout your space and rest in bed with your partner...
...take a walk outside, in the back yard or nearby park
...share in a home cooked meal
...ease the birthing surges in the pool, float buoyantly & relax
...letting the process unfold without unnecessary interventions or time constraints
FREE TO BE
...roar like a lioness or be still and focused
...birth your child into your hands
This is what home birth can look like.
This can be your birth experience.
“Birth was and will always be the most commonplace of miracles, an event at once familiar and phenomenal, timeless and immediate, briefly making angels of us all.”
Why Birth at Home?
Three key elements that optimize normal physiologic birth are being where you are undisturbed, feel safe and have personal privacy. Your home provides this birth ambiance.
"Giving birth at home meant giving birth on my terms, being able to naturally, calmly go through my birthing waves the way I planned. Getting to try different ways to move my baby down and have no restrictions on where I went. Being able to hold my baby and not rush the process." Carly
"Peace on Earth begins with birth." Jeanine Parvati Baker
“A doula is like a trail guide. Familiar with the path, she keeps you hiking through the hard parts, knowing the view at the end is incredible.”
Mother Strong Doula
Aside from birth and babies, other passions include my spiritual practice, spending time with my family, including my new grandson, enjoying games night with friends, gardening and adventures in exotic destinations (temporarily on hold!).