BEFORE YOUR BIRTH:
We meet all of our clients for an in-person consultation. At this consultation we start to get to know one another a little, and it’s your opportunity to ask us any questions or voice concerns you may still have. We’ll go over your birth plan, our birth questionnaire, and eventually we’ll go through our contract as well.
DURING YOUR BIRTH:
We generally strive to be a calming but quiet presence. We are usually not an active participant in the birth – while we do hope to contribute to the caring, supportive energy surrounding the laboring family, and we will step in and offer to help if needed (we will of course fill your water bottles, microwave your heat pad and fetch the nurse/ midwife).
It’s not our role to be a stated presence. Instead, we will be there to document what unfolds as it unfolds, in an unobtrusive way.