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Friday, July 12, 2019

Three Tips to Consider for an At-Home Birth

If you're an expectant mother, there are a lot of decisions you have to make before the baby comes. It can be pretty overwhelming if you don't pace yourself. One of the most important decisions to consider involves how the baby will arrive. You can decide to go the traditional route by having the baby in a hospital. However, there are plenty of options to consider like a water birth. If you decide to choose an option where you're giving birth at home, consider these three tips. 

 1. Consider the risks and precautions. 

 It's always great to sit down to conduct your own research. Read lots of credible books and articles. Talk to a variety of professionals. Even if you chose to find a midwife tampa, it doesn't hurt to have an OB/GYN as well. There are plenty of OB/GYN doctors that will work in tandem with a doula and other support staff for a non-traditional route. They can point out the risks and precautions you'll want to consider based on factors like age, weight and health history. 

 2. Talk to moms who've been through the experience. 

 If you know of women who have been through the experience of a home birth, it's a great idea to talk to them. Get their perspective of the pros and cons they experienced. Also, the internet is such a great resource because many women share their experiences through videos on YouTube. If you do a simple search on the platform, you'll be able to find tons of reflection videos. If you don't know of anyone who's done the home birth, find meet-up groups of new moms who share their experiences online. 

 3. Trust your instincts. 

At the core, you have to trust yourself. You know what's best for your body. Once you've gathered the research, make a decision that's best for both you and your baby. If you chose to do a home birth and run into complications, it's always wise to have a back-up plan. It doesn't make you weak to put the right safety precautions in place. In fact, it makes you a smart mom.



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