Dealing with home birth complications

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Dealing with home birth complications

Home birth midwives are trained to handle routine, simple complications such as vaginal lacerations, perennial lacerations, post partum hemorrhage and the need for oxygen that the mother and baby may have. Most people don’t realize that home birth midwives carry medications for hemorrhage and are able to start IVs if necessary. And some can even give IV antibiotics if the woman is Group B Strep positive, can give medications through an intramuscular injection and carries oxygen for the baby. And most home birth midwives are trained in resuscitation of the newborn, so that if a hospital transfer is necessary, that there is a continuity there between the midwife and the care team that will be receiving the baby at the hospital.

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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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