When pregnancy, labor, and birthing are supported in a way that does not interfere with the woman’s natural instincts, it can be one of the most empowering and fulfilling experiences in her life. When birthing in a natural setting, such as a birthing suite or in your own home, it feels more relaxed and comfortable for the entire family unit.
This experience has the potential to impact everyone present in the deepest of ways. Delivering your baby at a birthing center that most feels at home or at your home gives you the choice of who you want to attend your birth and who cares for you. You can choose what foods you feel like eating and what you want to drink during the time of childbirth.
During your labor, you can walk, dance or rest following your body’s natural instincts. Feeling safe and supported at the time of childbirth helps your labor progress normally. If you desire, you can give birth in water and then move to your own cozy bed.
The Art of Birthing Center provides families with a comfortable community setting for pre-natal and postpartum care, education for natural childbirth and baby care, baby-led breastfeeding and infant handling, and conscious parenting. Our beautiful and safe birth rooms are available for families wanting an intimate supportive environment for birth child.
A birth center can be a good option for people who would prefer a homebirth but live a long distance from a hospital should we need to transport in the rare case of an emergency at the time of labor pain or delivery. A birth center child birth may also be a great option for you if you live with other people, have a lot of indoor animals, or live in an older apartment building with thin walls and limited elevator access where the baby delivery does not seem to be a safe option.
Our birthing environment is designed to support the grounding of the nervous system, enhancing the deep relaxation of pregnant mother, necessary for birthing. It is widely understood that calm mothers birth better. Our birth suites have portable tubs for water birthing options. Our private and fully equipped rooms are equipped with all the birth toys we may need, ranging from birth stools to things to hang from, a large shower, soft lighting for the newborn, etc. which are required for the newly born baby immediately.
The Art of Birthing Center offers other holistic wellness care, besides Midwife care, including naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutritional classes and counseling, trauma and fear processing, Family counseling, post-partum return to wellness coaching, and scar-tissue remediation for the expecting mother.
Many women feel most comfortable in their own space, immersed in their own familiar sights, smells, and sounds. If a woman feels safe emotionally, labor is more likely to proceed normally, the cervix opens as it should, and baby navigates the birth canal in a normal fashion.
As mammals, when we are uncomfortable or scared, our bodies release chemicals and hormones that halt or slow labor; the more comfortable we are, the more normal the progress of labor. Many women love that they do not have to be in the car during labor.
Our fundamental belief is that women are powerful and that birth is a normal event in the life of a family. As each mother and baby are unique, each birth is unique. Together, pregnancy, labor, and birth can be a powerful rite of passage for a family. During this precious transformation, we midwives serve to hold a circle of safety, allowing labor and birth to unfold naturally.
A Monitrice is a licensed midwife who provides doula and medical services for a mother who wants to deliver at the hospital but labor at home as long as possible. A monitrice can support the woman throughout pregnancy, during birth, postpartum, and with family life. During early labor, we meet with the mom in the comfort of their home and go with them to the hospital for the remainder of the labor and delivery. As a Monitrice we are trained to do vaginal examinations and monitor mom and baby vital signs while in the home setting. When we go to the hospital the medical professionals in that facility are then responsible for your medical care.