I get lots and lots of referrals from the Family Birth Centre here in Perth because the midwives there really get the Hypnobirthing Australia™ method.
As this first time mums says, she didn’t even need to produce her birth plan.
Continuity of care with your own midwife has many benefits as reported in the 2016 Cochrane Review (Midwife-led continuity models of care compared with other models of care for women during pregnancy, birth and early parenting ).
Benefits for Women
A woman who receives care from a known midwife is more likely to:
- have a normal birth
- have a more positive experience of labour and birth
- be satisfied with her maternity care
- successfully breastfeed her baby
Benefits for Babies
A baby whose mother received care from a known midwife is more likely to:
- be born at term
- be born healthy
When you add a Hypnobirthing Australia™ course to this model of care you are really winning 🙂
Because just as awesome as your midwife will be, she can’t birth for you.
That’s you job and you need to make sure you have the knowledge, tools and confidence to do your job to the best for your ability.