Please choose birth at home because you desire and trust a physiologic, "natural" birth
You must meet the criteria for "low risk" in Colorado, which omits people with high blood pressure, diabetes, pulmonary disease, coagulation disorders, HIV, Hepatitis B, uncontrolled seizure disorder, substance abuse; or a history of uncontrolled bleeding,
You must provide your records of prior prenatal care when we meet for a consultation or arrange that I may review them as soon as possible.
Be motivated. Please complete all preparations in a timely manner including getting lab work done, ordering a birth kit, gathering supplies, and keeping all of our appointments. If there are other children in the house, another adult must be available to tend to them during birth.
I realize this is a challenging time on many levels, including financial. Sliding scale payment arrangements are available on a case-by-case basis.
Here are 3 links to peruse and ponder:
Fact sheet from Elephant Circle
New York Homebirth Collective Letter
Waterbirth International Opinion Piece