You may have seen me use that phrase on this website or on my social media. You may have seen it somewhere else and are wondering what exactly is family centered care. I have shared before about how we involve fathers in prenatal care and birth here at Comforts of Home Midwifery. You can view that post here. Dads aren’t the only ones. We get the children involved whether it is using a stethoscope or Doppler to listen to baby, giving kids a set of gloves to wear during the prenatal or birth, help them to feel what position baby is in, and more.
We have also tried to make our office a kid friendly atmosphere. The office is decorated in bright, kid approved colors. There are plenty of toys to play with. The Lincoln Log train set is the big favorite around here. We have coloring books and a kid sized table.
Were your children involved in your pregnancy or birth? How so? Are you interested in family centered care? Find out more by contacting us to set up a free consultation.