How to Create an Effective Birth Plan with a Midwife
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Hearth and Home Midwifery
4M ago
A birth plan is a powerful tool that can help expectant parents navigate the process of childbirth and achieve the desired birth experience. It documents the parents' wishes regarding various aspects of labor, delivery, and postpartum care so everyone is on the same page. By carefully considering and documenting your needs and preferences in a birth plan, you're helping to ensure that the birthing journey meets your expectations. Birth planning can also foster a sense of control during an inherently unpredictable time and allow more loved ones to participate in this exciting life event. I ..read more
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Reasons to Consider Home Birth Over a Hospital Birth
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Charli Zarosinski CPM, LDM, LM
4M ago
There are so many reasons to consider a home natural birth — probably ones you never thought of before. As such, we've rounded up a whole list of "whys" to help you discern if a home birthing experience might be right for you and your child. Let's dive into the world of home birth versus hospital birth. We'll explore the benefits and considerations of natural home birth and provide valuable insights for those who are contemplating this path. What Is a Home Birth? When it comes to bringing new life into the world, expecting parents have two main options: home birth and hospital birth. Home ..read more
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How to Start the Home Birth Conversation With Your Partner
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Hearth and Home Midwifery
10M ago
  You want a home birth for your baby, but your partner has some reservations. This is a completely normal scenario. It’s important to remember that your partner may be coming from a place of concern, and not necessarily a lack of support. Having a home birth is a big decision, and your partner may have valid questions about the risks associated with forgoing a hospital birth. If you're in this situation, it can be difficult to discuss the pros and cons of home birth and make a detailed plan that works for both of you. That's why we've put together some suggestions on how to start th ..read more
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7 Benefits of Taking an Online Childbirth Course
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by Hearth and Home Midwifery
1y ago
Having a baby is a natural life process. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple or easy. Enrolling in a childbirth course is a great way to pull back the veil of the unknown. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and insights about labor and delivery. And who wouldn’t want a better understanding of the birthing experience?   1. Be More Prepared for Labor, Delivery & Postpartum There are so many ways that this plays out. The knowledge and confidence you acquire by taking a birthing course can: Give you the facts, figures, and other information you need Help you set expectations and sl ..read more
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9 Common Myths About Home Birth | Hearth & Home Midwifery
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Hearth and Home Midwifery
1y ago
The thing about myths — including home birth myths — is that they seem to have sticking power.  In this post, we’ll: Touch on some of the most prevalent and persistent home birth myths Discuss why these myths are wrong or misleading Provide proper context, correct information, etc. Explain why getting myths about home birth debunked is important Tell you how to get the details and answers you need to make educated choices for yourself and your baby Home Birth Statistics Let’s set the scene with a few figures about home births in America. According to the CDC: There are ..read more
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Home Birth Pros and Cons
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Charli Zarosinski CPM, LDM, LM
1y ago
Did you know that recent studies have shown that homebirth outcomes for low-risk moms and babies are comparable to that of hospital birth outcomes?  Homebirth can be a safe and wonderful option for many people giving birth!  Let’s take a look at the home birth pros and cons. An Introduction to Home Birth Pros and Cons You just found out that you’re pregnant!  How exciting!  One of the first things you need to decide is what type of pregnancy and birth experience you want to have.  The first step to making this decision is often to decide between having a home birth ..read more
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How Long After Giving Birth Can You Have Sex?
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Sarah McClure CPM, LDM, LM
1y ago
It can be intimidating to even think about having sex after giving birth.  The postpartum time period is filled with so many changes, adaptations, and new experiences in your body and with your baby.  We aren’t typically talking about sex with our clients until they’ve reached the four-week postpartum mark, at a minimum.  That being said, we know that having sex is an important part of being human and it can also be really important for many relationships to know when you’ll be able to have sex with your partner again. An Introduction to Sex After Birth Sex after birth can ta ..read more
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Having a Second Baby with a Toddler
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Charli Zarosinski CPM, LDM, LM
1y ago
An Introduction to Having a Second Baby with a Toddler Many people know that they want to have at least two babies- they want a sibling for their oldest, they love their baby and want to increase their family size, or they just always had a sense of having at least two kids. That means that at some point, you’ve got to have that second baby! Many families will choose to have a second baby with a toddler because they want their kids closely spaced in age. Having a second baby with a toddler can be daunting and overwhelming, and it is certainly a big transition for the whole family. As experien ..read more
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How to Find a Midwife for a Home Birth
Hearth and Home Midwifery Blog
by Sarah McClure CPM, LDM, LM
1y ago
How to Find a Midwife for a Home Birth  You’ve done your research. You know all the benefits of home birth, including less interventions; lower rates of infection; lower cesarean rates; and better rates of breastfeeding. You know that your body is strong and healthy, and that you can have a baby at home if you have the right support. You’re ready to start looking for the right midwife for your home birth- but how do you find a midwife for a home birth? Not to worry, we’ve laid it all out here for you. Follow along to get your exciting journey started! Start with a Google Search. Googl ..read more
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What to Do When You Find Out You're Pregnant
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by Charli Zarosinski CPM, LDM, LM
1y ago
What to Do When You Find Out You're Pregnant You’ve been taking your prenatals, charting your ovulation, and doing astrological charts to figure out the best time to conceive. Or, you and your partner had decided that you would give up trying- it’s too much work, too stressful to continue to try. Or, you’ve just been skating along, focused on your work and other interests in your life, but something gives you this funny feeling you ought to check… no matter what your circumstance when you find out that you’re pregnant, it’s a big surprise, and there are a lot of feelings that come along with i ..read more
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