what is your general philosophy about birth?

it’s pretty simple! You know how most of our bodies work really well throughout our lives and we rarely stop to think about how high-functioning we are? Pregnancy and birth work that way, too. For low-risk laboring individuals, staying out of the way of the birth process frequently results in the best outcome. On the other hand, all humans, including pregnant humans, are vulnerable to illness, injury, and pathology, and we welcome the resources of Western medicine when it’s needed. My job is to practice preventative, holistic care for you and your baby to maximize your chances of having a healthy, safe, vaginal birth at home. But if you need the resources of the hospital, off we go, in the spirit of teamwork and a healthy family.