Labor and Birth Care
Imagine continuous hands-on support, with the ability to move freely and listen to your body.
Once you are in active labor, your midwife will meet you at your home or the birth center. She will stay with you throughout labor and birth to offer support and monitor both you and your baby. Helena Birth Studio employs evidence-based practices which include allowing you to eat and drink in labor and monitoring your baby’s heartbeat with a hand-held doppler. This enables you the freedom to move, soak in a warm bath, and labor in a position that is most comfortable for you.
Your midwife will offer careful support in the pushing position of your choice. Your baby will be placed immediately on your abdomen for skin to skin contact, and you will be assisted with breastfeeding. After your new family has had adequate bonding time, the initial newborn exam will be performed next to your side. You will not be separated from your baby.