Beliefs and Philosophy

 

 

 

  • Birth is inherently a normal, natural and healthy life event, not a disease process.
  • Labor, childbirth and breastfeeding are the usual and expected extension of pregnancy for both the mother and baby.
  • Women and babies are designed for the work of labor, childbirth and breastfeeding.
  • Women and babies are strong.
  • Labor and childbirth can be transforming and joyful.
  • Labor and childbirth is a sacred and intimate dance to be honored.
  • A mother and baby are a unique pair and deserve individualized, supportive, respectful care free from routine interventions and coercion.
  • Every woman should have the option to choose the birth location and care provider that best suit her philosophy, desires and birth needs.
  • Women are well capable of making informed decisions surrounding all care for her and her baby prenatally through postpartum.
  • Birthing women can be confident and equipped for their own journey from pregnancy into motherhood.
  • Women give birth.