It looks like Ricki Lake started a trend with showing those fabulous home births in The Business of Being Born.
As a home birth mama myself, I support the midwifery model of care and women who choose to birth where they feel safe; whether that be hospital, birth center, or staying at home.
The New York Times wrote an article describing the increase of home births in NY.
But local midwives say they have been swamped with calls and requests in recent months, in some cases increasing their workload from two, three or four deliveries a month to as many as 10. (New York health department statistics for this year will not be available until 2010.) Several certified nurse midwives who have home-birth-only practices said they had gotten so many more requests in recent months that they have begun referring pregnant women to midwives in Rockland County, Long Island and New Jersey.
Home birth professionals in New York City have been struck, several said, by the fact that the increase is coming not so much from the dyed-in-the-wool back-to-nature types as from professionals like lawyers and bankers.
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This is what is going to happen with the use of placenta for postpartum recovery. It is happening already – the demand for placenta encapsulation services is increasing around the country. It really will be the next revolution in natural birth.
Be a part of it! Join our community of Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®s. We’d love to have another convert; a dedicated professional helping women in her own community have a better postpartum experience.