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A midwife’s job is to guide a family’s journey to and through childbirth and beyond. Midwifery believes in supporting families in their experience, helping them feel empowered, loved, and in control while providing low-intervention assistance. Birth and Biodynamic Midwifery in Charlottesville helps expecting families take control of their pregnancy and delivery for a positive and wholesome experience with the help of their birthing cottage.
Birth and Biodynamic Midwifery founder Dominique Clothiaux is a Biodynamic Midwife, Birth Consultant, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. According to their website, Biodynamic Midwifery “is about allowing the biological and physiological blueprint of birth to unfold without interference or intervention except to facilitate well-being.”
As a midwife, Dominique provides evidence-based information and education to each family. She helps empower them to make their own decisions. She also provides clinical expertise and consultation or referrals to other providers to assist the clients in their decision-making.
When you choose to work with Dominique, you trust her as a partner in your care. She allows you to make your own decisions, so your birth experience is as personal and individual as your family.
She brings her experience from attending nearly 500 births to every situation, including her unique focus on how to “subtly release deep tensions centered around the central nervous system,” with her presence “centered on Stillness while supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.”
Birth and Biodynamics Midwifery assists families in out-of-hospital home birth experiences, including home births and births at their Birthing Cottage. The Birthing Cottage is just adjacent to midwife Dominique’s home, so she will always be nearby.
In the Birthing Cottage, you will find a large bed with plenty of space, so you can labor in whichever position feels best to you at that moment. It is decorated in warm, cozy colors and fully stocked with a variety of birthing tools to help make your experience more comfortable. There is also a large, deep tub to help ease pain and alleviate muscle tension throughout your labor.
Birth and Biodynamics Midwifery offers a variety of specialty services, including placenta encapsulation, which is “the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills.”
The medical community believes it to impart numerous health benefits, including increased oxytocin and a potential decrease in postpartum depression.
Additionally, Dominique offers Craniosacral Therapy. This therapy enhances central nervous system function by balancing fluid tension around the brain, spinal cord, and entire fascial system. The underlying belief is that there is a healing intelligence within the body that maintains health at all times.
Throughout pregnancy, Craniosacral Therapy can help:
Birth and Biodynamics is a fantastic option for Charlottesville families looking for a natural and independent birth experience. Check out their website for more information on Dominique, their Birthing Cottage, and the holistic philosophies upon which they are founded.
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