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Midwifery & Home Birth FAQs

What is Holistic Midwifery New York?

At Holistic Midwifery New York, we believe in empowering women and honoring the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth. We believe that birth is a natural process that works best when the mother is in control, and we consider it a transformative and precious life event. Our midwifery practice provides a safe haven for those seeking a holistic approach to their care.

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Homebirth Supplies & Checklist: What You’ll Need & How To Prepare

One of the many benefits of choosing home birth is the ability to set up your birthing environment exactly how you want it.

While the more fun part of preparing your birth space is decorating and making it cozy, you’ll also need to collect the necessary supplies for a home birth. Below is a checklist of home birth essentials. Consult with your midwife as she may have other specific recommendations, too!

Your midwife will want you to have these supplies gathered by the time you are 36 weeks pregnant so you will be prepared for whenever your baby is ready. Simply follow this home birth preparation checklist and you’ll be set!

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Home Birth: What It Is, How Safe It Is & Who It’s For​

Since the beginning of time, women have been giving birth at home under the haven of midwifery. Yet alongside the advent of modern medicine, childbirth gradually transitioned to medical hospitals. Women sought a safer, pain-free path toward giving birth.

Western medicine promised just that.

But a new issue evolved along with our medical philosophies. While medical doctors extinguished the pain of childbirth and could prevent perinatal death in certain circumstances, unnecessary interventions increased.

These interventions opened the door for infections and other unintended consequences, including maternal death.