With so much preparation and excitement for the birth of your baby, it's easy to forget about the postpartum recovery period. Pregnancy and childbirth is quite the transformation both physically and emotionally. In a typical hospital birth, most women receive just 48hrs of marginal Postpartum support and are sent on their way. As your midwives, we provide you with much more intimate and prolonged care after birth. We do a home visit at 24-36 hours. During this visit we will screen the baby for congenital heart defects, as well as a metabolic screening. After this visit we send all newborn exam records to your pediatrician of choice. This visit is also an examination of mom, including breastfeeding support, and continual monitoring of maternal emotional wellbeing.
We will also see mom and baby at home between days 3 and 5, and at the clinic at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks.
Receiving multiple visits after birth, our role as your midwives is to offer support and expertise as you adjust to life after birth. Monitoring your child's first weeks of life outside the womb can be vital for preventing complications and making sure that mother and baby are thriving. We're also here to provide breastfeeding support and guidance as we know this can be a sometimes stressful experience, and having an experienced and familiar professional to answer questions and provide insight can make the experience much more enjoyable and comfortable.
Our goal is to support you during the postpartum period emotionally as well. Our expertise in aiding both parents and siblings in stepping into their new lives with baby. After supporting you through pregnancy and childbirth we value the strong bond forms between us. Having someone who has been so intimately involved in these steps can give you the extra support needed to charge into your new life with full confidence!
The most significant decision that any pregnant woman has to make is where she would like to give birth. Birth centers are an incredibly safe, low-risk and empowering option available. Haven Birth Center was created to give you choices in your birth journey! Our center is warm and inviting without the clinical environment of a hospital.
Birth centers are regulated strictly for their safety, and studies have been released to show that in 15,000 women of varying backgrounds, 94% of them had a vaginal birth, with 84% of them being able to do so in a birth center. The surroundings in which a woman gives birth lead directly to whether she is stressed during labor. Care for women in labor is often debated, but the only person you need to worry about in labor is the mother and her wellbeing, not unnecessary interventions or standard general policies. The safer the mother feels, the more relaxed her birth becomes - with little to no stress during labor.
Women are often told that their labor needs to be managed, with a strap around the bump and constant monitoring. Research shows that a hands-off approach allows you to give birth in your own time. After all, giving birth is one of the most natural things your body can do.
Birth centers are a positive, safe and healthy option for low-risk women. Your birth will be in a relaxed setting with a midwife to help you through it, and the care that you receive is family-centered, from the moment you arrive. Safety measures in a birth center are a top priority and we have the capacity to serve your family’s need throughout your journey. Our midwives and staff are highly trained experts. Mother’s in Anchorage can feel confidently in our care.
What Our Clients Are Saying:
“Having you for midwives has been a divine intervention in
our lives. You are some of the most caring and loving
people we have ever met. This entire journey has been
wonderful and we thank you for always being there to help
us! This birth was perfect and there is no one I could
trust more.” Mariann