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FREEBIRTH: any pregnant woman literally can birth in full power and sovereignty. This is sometimes called unassisted childbirth.
The concept itself is contrary to generations of programming otherwise. That's why it's radical.
You start out with the power and wisdom to birth undisturbed and alone. Your hormonal blueprint, cellular wisdom, and ancient mother-wit are all the guides you need.
Then, usually sub-consciously, you give away your power to outside "authorities." This is ritualized here to the extent that few people dare even consider what they've sacrificed, and fewer still reclaim the divine and earthly rights of birth and mothering.
This is an info. session. You take it from there.
When you sign as a birth or prenatal/postpartum client, all this gets covered during our prenatal meetings.
While childbirth education classes are helpful (I'm happy to recommend some and I have my own) to learn the medical model's "stages of labor," hospital interventions, what counts as a "risk," prepare a birth plan, hire a doula, and more: all those things are secondary.
What 's primary is this: You're subject to the dictates of medical protocol.
What actually happens during your pregnancy, induction or labor, and delivery is very often determined almost totally by medical protocol. At minimum, medical protocol is the primary factor in what happens to you and your baby.
I offer this session to guide you realistically on how pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum happen in the System around here.
This session covers the 3 general medical-obstetric models.
1-Midwife (CPM or RNM) care outside of the hospital at home or birth center.
2-Midwife (RNM) care in-hospital.
3-Medical doctor for in-hospital delivery.
I share with you specifics of :
-How the above options relate to your personal preferences
-Which options, per your situation, you're realistically "allowed."
-Things you may choose to clarify with a potential provider to support realistic expectations
-What goes down per protocol at a given hospital when you're admitted
-We look at what it means to be an in-hospital medical patient for your birth process and initial mothering.
-We look at what it means to be a newborn as an in-hospital medical patient.
I've attended over 100 births, and served about 180 clients in Southeast Wisc. I've accumulated information from this. I keep updated on changing policies.
I share my hands-on experience as it applies to you. For example, if you're OK with an induction or csection, then a given hospital/doctor may best serve you. If you want a minimal intervention birth, then another provider is probably best. If you absolutely need freedom of movement, then perhaps a medically managed homebirth is for you.