Home Birth in Georgia during Covid-19

Many of our clients are turning to home birth during this pandemic. This is a wonderful option for some but how do you know if it’s right for you?


First and foremost, you should be considered low-risk. If you have significant health issues, you may not be accepted by a home birth midwife.


Secondly, you must be dedicated to having an unmedicated birth. Home birth midwives do not carry pain medications. If you think you will want pain medicine or an epidural, then the Atlanta Birth Center or a hospital birth may be what you are looking for.


Thirdly, many home birth midwives encourage you to take a childbirth education class, hire a doula, and buy certain items to have on hand for the birth. Be prepared to pay for many of these things out of pocket. Insurance may reimburse certain expenditures but plan your budget accordingly.


Home birth midwives believe in and emphasize physiological birth. They view birth as a natural state and that allowing birth to unfold without intervention creates a low-risk environment in and of itself. If you are considering a home birth, start by reading this. It is a great start to determining if home birth is right for you. If you would like to move forward in searching for a home birth midwife, check out the Facebook page Home Birth in Georgia. There you can search for a midwife, get recommendations, and find fellow moms who are also planning a home birth. You can also ask your doula for recommendations and advice on how to move forward.



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We support clients who choose all options, including:

Medication Free Natural Birth, Vaginal birth with medication, Planned Cesarean Section, The Bradley MethodLamaze, Hypo-birth, VBAC, Induction, Twins, Hospital Birth, Homebirth, and High-Risk Birth.

 

Our Atlanta doulas serve Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Douglas, Dekalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding counties in the Atlanta, GA area.

We attend births at the following locations: Atlanta Birth Center, Atlanta Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center, Emory Decatur, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory John's Creek, Gwinnett Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Northside Hospital Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Northside Hospital Duluth, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Piedmont Hosptial, Piedmont Newton Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital 

 

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