baby delivered by stork

Birth Center – New Delivery Option For Mama And Baby

We all know the old legend of a stork that comes to deliver the baby. Well, if it only where that easy.  Nowadays many decisions and planning go into delivering a healthy happy baby. Many women love the idea of a home birth and have the baby naturally. Ones home is the ideal situation for those that want a natural, familiar surrounding, comfortable experience, cheaper financially.

The family can bring in a midwife, set up the home as desired, and ensure that their child enters the world precisely where they need to be. In some cases, this could be … Read More

Birth Environment

Top 5 Current Trends in Birth Environments

Most experts recommend vaginal births for women with low-risk pregnancies.  And indeed research shows that vaginal births may have a positive impact on a child’s health and particularly in developing the child’s immune system. In cases of high-risk pregnancies, however, cesarean sections (c-sections) can have life-saving results.

The World Health Organization recommends a c-section rate of between 10% and 15%. According to WHO, there is limited evidence showing that c-section rates above 15% have positive birth outcomes.

Various surveys indicate that cesarean section (c-section) rates in the United States have risen drastically over the years. In 1965 for example, the … Read More

Birth Environment

8 Steps to Creating The Perfect Home Birth Environment

Home Birth Preparations

Pregnant women are often told about the benefits of a home birth environment. Knowing where to begin can be confusing. Here is what ladies need to know if they are interested in a natural home birth experience. Included are eight steps to simplify the process:

1. Do Your Research

Although home birthing today is safer than ever, it isn’t right for everyone. Higher risk pregnancy may be a reason a woman might opt for a hospital birth. A good candidate for home delivery is typically healthy, under age 35  and  carrying only one child.

If a … Read More

Birth Environment At the Hospital

5 Steps To Creating The Ideal Environment For Delivery

The Right Birth Environment For Delivery

Midwives and doulas are experts in creating the ideal environment for giving birth for expectant mothers. It’s typically the father’s job to get everything set up while midwife prepares for the task ahead. She will need to guide her client on her journey through labor and delivery.

Midwives strongly promote a peaceful environment, because it will help bring about two essential hormones.

One of these is oxytocin, “the cuddle hormone.” This is the hormone necessary to bring on labor. Endorphins are the “happy hormones” released during pain, to insulate the brain from … Read More