You might choose a planned home birth for many reasons, including:
When you are in labor, one of our CNMs will come to your home and assess your and your baby’s wellbeing. As labor progresses, your birth team will be there with you every step of the way! You will be able to labor and birth wherever you are most comfortable, in your own environment, including waterbirth. After birth, you will relax and begin bonding with your baby in the comfort of your own bed.
Your baby will be in excellent hands and receive top notch care. Your midwife and nurse will assure he/she is healthy and eating well. All well newborn care can be done in the comfort of your own home!
Planned home birth with educated, skilled attendants can be a safe, satisfying, cost‐effective care option for healthy, low‐risk women who want to give birth at home.
At Heart to Heart Homebirth, we use Certified Nurse-Midwives and Registered Nurses to attend your birth. You will also see our Medical Director, Dr. Brian Gosser, MD at your first prenatal appointment.
In healthy pregnant women, emergent complications arising during birth are rare, and life-threatening emergencies are even more rare. We value you and your family’s safety while respecting your birth experience. We carry emergency medications and equipment to each birth, to assure the safest possible care. All of our providers are trained and skilled in emergency management.
A midwife is a person that is trained in pregnancy and childbirth. Midwife literally means “with women.” Midwifery is one of the most ancient of professions, and at Heart to Heart Homebirth, we have great respect for the history of Midwifery, as well as a desire to make Midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth accessible to women again.
Midwifery as practiced by Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence to menopause. These services include the independent provision of primary care, gynecologic services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and care of the normal newborn during the first 28 days of life.
CNMs are educated in two disciplines: midwifery and nursing. They earn graduate degrees, complete a midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to receive the professional designation of CNM (ACNM, 2012). The Certified Nurse-Midwives at Heart to Heart Homebirth are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in the State of Missouri.
We take excellent care of our clients and their growing families! Prenatal care in the midwifery model is an opportunity to increase health, well-being, and grow our client-provider relationship. We take time to get to know our clients, and strive to make your appointments comfortable and enjoyable!
Our Certified-Nurse Midwives are experts in low-intervention physiologic birth. We have both worked as Doulas and Labor and Delivery Nurses, and have will support you throughout your labor and birth journey. We are ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) certified and NRP (Neonatal Resusitation Program) certified, so you can rest assured you and your precious baby will be in good hands.
You can receive all of your well women's care with your midwives after your baby is born.
Why home birth with Heart to Heart?