Birthing adventures MIDWIFERY is A PRIVATE NURSE-midwifery practice SERVING THE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVe HEALTH NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES in the san francisco bay area. We navigate birthing adventures on your terms - AT HOME OR IN THE HOSPITAL.
the following tenets GUIDE BIRTHING ADVENTURES MIDWIFERY practice:
Birth as ritual - the birth experience Is a rite of passage for parents and I feel honored to explore the uncharted territory OF birth with MY clients and their families.
Birth as normal - pregnancy and birth are normal life events for human mammals. I therefore support the humanistic model of maternity care that holds paramount:
inseparability of mother & babY
sound nutrition to prevent the most common complicationS
education, counseling & prenatal care for every Parent
freedom of movement and nourishmenT during labor
no arbitrary time limits PLaced on physiologic BIRTH
labor has its own rhythms it can start, stop, speed up or sloW down
companionship and encouragement during labor
postpartum support As CRITICAL to childbearing
medical intervention when desired OR necessarY
Birth as reproductive JUSTICE - supportING the ability of people to make decisions regarding whether to have a child, when to have a child, where to have a child, with whom to have a child and in what manner. Informed consent in all health care decisions is paramount to this process. This ALSO means ensuring that WE have access to health care that is not racist or sexist, to sex POSITIVE education, contraception, menstrual supplies, abortion, midwives, OB/GYNs, doulas, healthy food, and the freedom to safely express OUR gender and sexuality in a manner that feels joyous.