For women with normal, low-risk pregnancies, research shows that a planned home birth with a midwife is as safe as a hospital birth. In fact, recent studies show that women under the care of CNMs have substantially lower rates of intervention, including epidural, episiotomy, vacuum extraction, forceps-assisted delivery and cesarean sections. Throughout a woman’s pregnancy her midwife evaluates her well-being and determines if home birth is right for her and during labor, the midwife monitors the mother and baby closely and respond promptly to any deviations from normal. With careful attention, many complications can be avoided. Of course, birth is dynamic and complications can arise without warning. For this reason, midwives maintain training in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), as well as other skills to manage out-of-hospital complications should they arise. And if a situation requires hospital transfer, our care and attention remains while including the help of additional healthcare providers as our goal is for you to have a safe and satisfying experience.