To ensure you feel supported and safe during the birth, it’s also important to consider the opinions of your partner and other loved ones that will be present. “Homebirth is not something that couples can disagree on,” says Tanya Wills, CNM, IBCLC, a certified nurse midwife and founder of Manhattan Birth. “Everyone present at the birth must agree this is the best choice for this family.”Tanya Wills
Tanya talks about the current state of lactation. This is a system that has left birthing people out in the cold, with woefully inadequate training for birth professionals, the hierarchy of care that undermines them, and the constant blaming of the milk owners. We need to talk about nurses, midwives, and pediatricians who believe they have training because they nursed their own babies. Learn more about Manhattan Birth’s Integrative Lactation + Feeding Specialist training.
Building your birth team is an important step in creating the birth space you want. How do you know who should be present at your birth? Tune into this informative video from Sarah Lovell, RN, CLC, student midwife and one of our amazing childbirth educators.
One of the biggest decisions a birthing person will make is: choosing their provider. How can you ensure that you have the birth you choose and that you are heard? Sarah Lovell, RN, CLC and student midwife (and amazing educator at Manhattan Birth) shares some key things to look out for and how to know you’re making the best choice for you and your family.