Through 4/2020

93 planned homebirths

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

93  families  chose  to  pursue  homebirth  with  us  -  several  had  had  hospital  births  with  us  previously,  and  one  had  even  already  had  a  homebirth  with  us!   

Facts:    2  moms with  membranes  ruptured  for  3  days  -  no  infection.

-0%  infection  rate  in  our  moms  and  babies

-0%  c/s  rate  for  all  moms  except  previous  c/s  (see  below).  

Fun  fact:   our smallest  baby  was  5  lbs  9  oz  and  our  biggest  baby  was  10  lbs  8  oz.

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

22  first-time  moms  chose  homebirth!  Of  these,  one  was  transferred for  exhaustion  and  pain  relief;  two  had  to  be  induced  for  medical  reasons  at  Research  where  Kara  managed  their  labors;  and  one  was  transferred  to  Research  for  prolonged  2nd  stage  and  exhaustion.    All  were  able  to deliver  vaginally.

7 previous homebirth families

22 First-time moms, 0% c/s rate!!

7 previous homebirth families

Seven  families  were  fortunate  to  already  have  experienced the  beauty  of  homebirth.

16 attempted vbacs

16 attempted vbacs

7 previous homebirth families

There  were  13  moms  who  successfully  achieved a  vaginal  birth  after  cesarean  section  (VBAC),  of  which  6  had  already  successfully delivered  vaginally (one  of  these moms  had  even  had  two  prior  c/s),  and  6  were  successful   first-timers.    Of  the  3  moms  who  underwent  repeat  c/s,  one  endured  an  abruption  before  labor;  one  had  to  be  transferred  to  a  hospital  that  did  not  allow  VBAC  (so  was  unable  to get an  epidural  and  pitocin);  and  one  was  allowed  to  receive  an  epidural  but was  not  given  pitocin.    Thus,  the  successful  VBAC  rate  for  our  practice is  81%.        

8 (5) transfers

16 attempted vbacs

Know your rights

The  following  are  the  reasons  for  transfers:

-  pre-labor abruption

-  3  for  prolonged  2nd  stage  (2  VBAC,  1  first-time  mom)

-  2  exhaustion/  pain  relief

-  2  first-time  moms  for  medical induction  

Thus,  5  transfers  during  labor  for  hospital  delivery.    

Know your rights

16 attempted vbacs

Know your rights

Normal pregnancy does not need more than 1-2 ultrasounds. Normal pregnancy does not need interventions. You do NOT need your cervix checked in the office or numerous times in labor. You do NOT need to be induced before 42 weeks. You do NOT need to be induced for a big baby.  You do NOT have to be induced if your water breaks (clear, negative GBS).  Any intervention can lead you down the path to a c/s,  or  just  a  traumatic  experience.   Educate  yourself  and  know  your  rights.