Giving birth to a child
in the comfort of your own home is a wonderful experience. Surrounded by the people and environment a woman enjoys most in her life helps maintain a positive outcome and keeps anxiety and fears to a minimum. During this time a woman can enjoy the comforts that she surrounds herself with on a daily basis.
Preparing for a Home Birth is surprisingly easy, clean, safe and enjoyable. We visit you before your due date to answer any final questions and ensure that everyone is well prepared for the birth. Use this link to see our suggestion for what you need to have on hand at home for your home birth . Learn More»
Why A Home Birth? For many women, homebirth is the natural choice. Here are some reasons why...
Personal, individualized prenatal care by midwives.
Midwives are women who respect women, women's bodies, and the process of having babies. Homebirth midwives take the time to know you, listen to you, and support your healthy pregnancy. Spirit of Life FAQ - Is home birth safe?...Learn More»
Natural birth on your terms
Natural birth is a safe birth. When midwives don't interfere with the process, it works the best. When you are in your own home there are no "routines", shift changes, call-schedules and protocols that are designed for care of the masses, instead of your individual care. At home, you and your midwives are working together for your best birth, natural and safe. What to expect with your midwifery services...Learn More»
Babies prefer natural births
as there are no drugs to interfere with the hormones that act as natural pain killers or the hormones that cause them to immediately be alert and aware when they are born ready to fall in love with you!
Real support during your labor and birth.
When you birth at home, your midwives are there to support you throughout your labor and birth, not just for a few minutes at a time every few hours, as in a hospital setting. Midwives have lots of ways to get labor moving along if it needs help, but most of the time support and encouragement are enough to birth the baby safely and efficiently.
The Midwives at Spirit of Life Midwifery work under the tenet of Informed Choice. You are a partner in your care. It is the midwife's job to give you information on available tests, treatments, and procedures, refer you to resources for further research, and then allow you to make the decision that best fits your particular situation. Except in the rare case of an emergency, where midwives make the decisions to act as necessary, you always will be an informed decision-maker in your care. Sheila Simms Watson's Birth Philosophy...Learn More»
Family Unity and the Environment of Home
Birth at home is a normal, natural and sacred event. Your partner and your children are encouraged to be as much a part of the experience as you wish. Children, with some preparation beforehand, do great at births--- especially when it is in their familiar environment with familiar people. There is a different level of bonding and closeness that older siblings feel when they watch their new baby come into the world. Many families are choosing to birth at home so they don't have to "disappear" to the hospital and then come home with a new baby.
Who Is Eligible for a Homebirth?
Healthy, low-risk women with no pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, or certain blood-clotting disorders. Most women are eligible; your age is generally not a factor. Contact a midwife for more information.