Frequently Asked Questions
- What happens if I go past my due date? Most women do go past their due date.
You can stay in the birth house on The Farm until you deliver.
- How long do I stay after my baby is born?
We like for people to stay at least 48 hours, however, longer is even better. If you have a great distance to go to get back home, then you should stay a week or more. We really figure it out on an individual basis depending on your needs.
- What is your cesarean rate?
Our cesarean rate is less than two percent. Statistics for over 3000 births have been excellent, with low rates of anesthesia use, forceps deliveries and episiotomies. Please see our statistics.
- Can I bring my other children to stay with me? To the delivery?
People bring their other children all the time. We require that you make arrangements for a care provider to be present for the birth.
Sometimes people have a friend or relative that comes along to assist them. If this is not possible, we may be able to assist you in finding someone to provide childcare.
We try to put you in accommodations that will be appropriate for your needs.
- If I live too far away to come to The Farm Midwifery Center for regular prenatal care, should I receive prenatal care before I arrive for the birth?
Yes, we want you to get prenatal care where you live and send or bring all records and lab reports with you.
However, we will be doing prenatal care after you arrive as well.
- What happens if you reserve a spot to birth on The Farm but you deliver before you get to The Farm?
If you deliver before you come to The Farm then we will refund your money minis the deposit.
- What is the policy of pets?
Sorry. We are unable to accommodate pets.