You are pregnant! Congratulations! How exciting is the thought of your new baby? Your perfect, precious bundle that you’ve created. What a cool experience! It can also be nerve-racking, though, right? Everyone has an opinion for you, suggestions, advice. Their life experiences have lead them to a parenting way that has worked best for them. They want to share that with you. It’s kind, but all the experiences have been different! Which is right for you?
Babycenter suggests one piece of parenting advice. Your Facebook parenting group suggests another. Your mom has an idea that sounds good, but your best friend tells you it will never work. How are you supposed to know what is going to work for you, the individual?
There are so many choices, too! Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? A stroller, a baby carrier, or both? Do you need a bassinet? What kind of car seat is best? And that’s just for baby! What about the birth? Natural or vaginal birth? Epidurals or narcotics? VBAC or cesarean section? Home birth or hospital birth? And what about all the interventions?? It’s easy to feel out of control. And sometimes you, as the individual, get lost in the focus on baby.
We don’t let that happen. We work with you to understand your choices, to put you back in control. We provide education based on evidence (because who wants outdated car seat advice, right?). Our support is based on you. Your life experiences. Your choices. Our support.
“I do not care what kind of birth you have…a homebirth, scheduled cesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth alone in the woods next to baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected.” – January Harshe
Supporting new families is our passion at Freya Birthing Services. We make sure we stay up to date on latest parenting styles, recommendations, and care providers for the area. But the difference with us is we don’t just assume we know what is best for you, and start talking. We’ll listen to you and your needs, try to assess what you’re saying, and give suggestions from a non-biased place of information. We work to ease your anxieties and questions prenatally. We provide comfort and support during pregnancy and birth. We support you through the postpartum period with the same, non-judgmental care and support.