How To Deliver A Baby At Home
If you are about to deliver a baby at home, first thing you do is to
Hi, I'm Laura Campbell from Baby Ladies, and I'm going to be giving you some tips on how to look after your newborn, and how to achieve the birth that you want. How to deliver a baby at home. Now, you may be in the situation when baby wants to come a little more quickly than you anticipated, and you might want to learn a bit more about how to deliver your baby at home. So, the main thing is, relax, okay? Babies are born everyday, every second, and people have babies. All you need to do, first and foremost, is phone the ambulance, phone your midwife, and get with whoever's having the baby. Reassure them, make sure that they're comfortable, and open your front door. Make sure it's unlocked so that the doctor, the midwife, the ambulance, whoever may come in whilst you are busy helping to deliver the baby. So, baby's going to come, and baby's coming too fast, so there are some things that you can do if it's beginning to be a bit of a panic situation. You can lie down, mum, and you can talk to her, reassuring her, calming her; fear needs to be eliminated from the birth, it's a really positive experience, and how exciting that you can deliver the baby. So, keep reassuring mum, keep her warm, do whatever mum needs you to do - if she wants to be in a certain position, help facilitate that position! And, you're going to be looking for baby's head, and guiding baby's head down, and if mummy's standing up, or if mum wants to lie down, whatever position she wants to be in, just help guide baby down and baby will be delivered with the cord still attached. Don't worry, just place baby onto mummy's tummy, if she wants to breastfeed, that's fantastic, if she just kind of wants to hold the baby there, that's also fantastic. Cover mum up with baby, in a blanket, in a towel, in a shower curtain, whatever you've got on hand, and just wait for the ambulance, midwife or doctor to come. You don't need to worry about cutting umbilical cords, you don't need to worry about any of that, you've got a medical team that's on the way. Just relax, enjoy and support. Placenta's going to come naturally, it's probably going to come in a few pushes and you can wrap that in an old towel, in a newspaper, again whatever's at hand, again, just wait, there's no need to get that placenta or the cord off the baby, just wait for medical help. .