Dev Diary #004 – The Vision for Birth Haven
We see a birth centre owned by the community: clients, families, midwives, therapists, doulas, birth activists, birth philanthropists. Everyone involved will own a piece of Birth Haven’s success.
Independent & Client-led
We see the midwives and therapists as independent and autonomous; fully insured and indemnified. Clients will have complete control over their care.
We see ultrasound services, medical blood sampling services, antenatal education services and all pregnancy related holistic therapy services available in one place. Services will be integrated seamlessly for maximum convenience and smooth communication.
Hassle Free Midwifery Practice
We see experienced midwives conveniently getting new clients, managing their caseload, training and accessing equipment. Neighbourhood Midwives has all the experience to handle all enquiries, supplies and the account administration, leaving the midwife free to concentrate on providing the best care.
Preparing for the Future
We see a place for aspiring caseload midwives to get the exact experience they need to fulfill their dreams and add to their CV. We believe working in our care model straight out of college improves midwife confidence, skills and understanding of how to facilitate positive births.
Mothers Deserve the Best
We see a luxurious and comfortable place for birth to happen, developed by leading designers. Each birth room has a pool to birth in, concealed medical kit, comfort measures and many other state of the art innovations that will keep things safe without resort to medical intervention.
Families Shape the Service
We see a service that eliminates waiting times for clients, offers complementary therapies and is responsive to client feedback. Our small, family owned organisation means we can make quick organisational changes for the benefit of our clientele.
State of the Art Birth
We see a place to pool all midwifery wisdom from the international birth community and distill it into the everyday practice of our Birth Haven. We’ll implement innovations in non invasive pain relief, coping measures, referral pathways and safe resolution of childbirth emergencies.
Giving Back to the Community
We see a way to help the most vulnerable mothers access this safe care. We’ll form partnerships with charities and create a fund that uses donations to pay for the insurance and most expensive care requirements.
All Ireland Access
We see all families in Ireland having access to a Birth Haven with quick expansion. Mothers from all over Ireland inquire for our services every day. We want all mothers to have access to services scientifically proven to be the best.