Requirements for a safe home birth

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Requirements for a safe home birth

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Home birth is proven safe for low-risk pregnancies. Some things might make you ineligible for a home birth, but if you are over 40 and you have collaborative care with a physician, you may be able to have a home birth if your pregnancy stays low-risk throughout. If your blood pressure remains in the normal range, you have a healthy diet, and you don't have gestational diabetes, a home birth is a viable option. It is also important if you start off looking like a home birth candidate and as your pregnancy continues and complications arise that you continue to have an open mind about where you give birth and know that the most important thing is that you are comfortable with your provider and that you are love with the whole process and can greet your baby with happiness and not disappointment.

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Naomi Hannah, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Naomi Hannah is a midwife who has worked in several birth settings: she has been a Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife, a labor and delivery nurse, and is now a Certified Nurse Midwife. Naomi has approached the many facets of birthing from various angles; a birth center, a home birth practice, and currently a hospital-based practice. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her partner of 13 years and their two children, Eden who is 10 and Ezra, seven, both born with the help of known donors. Her personal experience and professional skills have made it possible to help other women conceive at home with alternative insemination.  She is also a singer-songwriter who has taught preschool music classes. She enjoys sharing music with her children and watching their musical language unfold. 

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