During your home birth, there should be two midwives present. One of these midwives should be the one that you’ve seen during each stage of your pregnancy. Once you think that active labor is approaching, it is important to call your midwife immediately and alert her. Both your primary and secondary midwife will then come to your home, and they will both take active roles in caring for you throughout the birthing process. Your children can also be present if you deem it appropriate.
- If you have decided on a home birth, two midwives are necessary for a safe and successful delivery.
- The first thing to do is you think you are going into labor is to call your midwife right away.
- If you want your other children present during the birth, make sure you have arranged to have other adults on-call to tend to them during the time of labor.
“Two midwives should be present at your home during birth. One will be the midwife you’ve seen throughout your pregnancy.”