Project Description

Planned Home Birth

We hope that the following information will help as you consider whether a planned homebirth is right for you and your family. Please contact us for more information.

We specialize in planned home birth services.

Planned Home Birth

Why homebirth?

Homebirth offers a woman a great sense of empowerment. Surrounded by supportive people of her own choosing in a comfortable, familiar environment, a woman may express her natural and individual responses to labor. In addition, when labor and birth occur in the home, there is less interruption of family routines. Laboring women can choose how to involve their children in the birth experience. Children, making their adjustments to new roles in the family, are not challenged with a lengthy absence of their mothers. Staying home to birth eliminates the difficult decision about when to go to the hospital or birth center during labor. Breastfeeding and family bonding are uninterrupted in their most natural setting.

Is homebirth safe?

We have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure your safety, and comfort. The midwives bring emergency equipment, such as oxygen and medications, to the home. In any birth setting, whether at home or in the hospital, emergencies can arise. Some unforeseen events may result in an unexpected outcome. However, most studies on home birth safety have shown that home birth is at least as safe as hospital birth for healthy, low risk women. Women who give birth at home experience far fewer interventions and express greater satisfaction with their birth experience than comparable low risk women who choose obstetrical and hospital care for pregnancy and birth.

What if I need to transfer care?

At any time, based on approved client care criteria, it may be better for you and your baby to have your care provided in another setting. Physicians are available for consultation and/or transfer of care. If transfer to a physician or hospital becomes necessary, this will be discussed with you and your records will be made available to the consulting physician and/or hospital. In an emergency, transfer to the most appropriate or nearest hospital will be made. Our midwife will go with you. K. Michelle Doyle has admitting privileges at Bellevue and can provide hospital midwifery there. At other hospitals, she will no longer be medically responsible for your care but she will continue to offer supportive care including advocacy. If transport occurs during labor, the midwives will resume postpartum care following hospital birth and discharge.

SERVICES

Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member

OUR CLIENTS SAY

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Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius
2019-10-28T17:29:57+0000
Super knowledgeable, warm & down to earth, very available goddess/midwife/medical professional--that's K Michelle Doyle. Thank you for your expert and soulful care over the years.
Jillian B Carter
Jillian B Carter
2019-09-23T16:05:42+0000
Michelle was the perfect balance between crunchy and practical that I needed for a safe, happy, healthy delivery!
Pegjamin Magarethe
Pegjamin Magarethe
2019-05-05T09:08:12+0000
I loved the care we received with Local Care Midwifery. It has been already more than five years but I have very fond memories and it influenced my live in a positive way. We can’t support the midwives enough!
Crystal Burnham
Crystal Burnham
2019-03-17T14:14:59+0000
Super qualified midwife, Michelle Doyle also does female check-ups. I totally trust her. You can ask her really tough questions and she has the scientific low-down. At the same time she is emotionally present and solid.
Raeanne Wright-Emory
Raeanne Wright-Emory
2019-01-30T13:50:22+0000
I am SO happy that I chose to work with Michelle for the birth of our first child last fall. I felt supported through my entire pregnancy and it brought such comfort to know Michelle was always a phone call away. She always answered questions thoroughly, presenting research and statistics so that we could make the best decisions for ourselves. The birth was everything I had hoped it would be, and I am so grateful to now think of Michelle as more than a midwife but also a friend. The way she lights up when she greets any baby or child says it all! Thank you, Michelle. 🙏read more
Emily Dean
Emily Dean
2014-07-23T19:47:48+0000
Gennelle Jones-Miles
Gennelle Jones-Miles
2014-01-23T06:58:09+0000
Best Midwife Ever!!!!!
Chrissy Hotaling
Chrissy Hotaling
2013-12-19T17:38:38+0000
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