Congratulations! You are planning a homebirth! By doing so you may already realize that you are on an extraordinary journey! We will be working closely with you to develop a plan of care that meets your individual wishes and needs.
Please read the handbook carefully and do not hesitate to request explanation or clarification on a topic. We look forward to your birth day! Homebirth is designed so that the expectant parents and their children or family can be involved in and enjoy the events of pregnancy and childbirth in the safe, personalized setting of the family home.
Homebirth is maternity care for mothers who can expect a normal pregnancy and birth. The mother’s health status is followed closely during scheduled prenatal visits with a midwife. Parents are expected and instructed on how to assume a full share of responsibility for their own good health. This program is designed for those who wish to be actively involved in every phase of the childbirth experience.
Parents are encouraged to participate in childbirth and breastfeeding classes offered in the community. This handbook is from Marina’s practice in Florida and we are working on the revisions now. So please bare with us while it is under construction, but for now this is all important information you need no matter where you live.