Midwifery Services

Following the Midwive's Model of Care, and recognizing that each woman is unique, my Midwifery Services for Home and Birth Center births include:

Prenatal Care

  • Prenatal care from a holistic approach
  • All visits average about 1 hour in length (in comparison to 10-15 minutes with an obstetrician)
  • Prenatal testing, lab work, and ultrasounds are available (as needed or upon request)
  • 36 week visit (for homebirth moms) in your home
  • 24 hour availability for emergency phone consultation (non-emergency up until 5:00 pm)
  • Referrals (as needed)
  • Informed Parents group childbirth classes 

Labor/Birth Services

  • 24/7 on call for your birth beginning at 37 weeks
  • Continuous assistance during labor and delivery by myself and my assistant
  • The loan of the AquaDoula pool, if available
  • Non-invasive monitoring of mom and baby
  • Labor support, when desired/as needed
  • Support for your birth preferences
  • Relaxed environment
  • Clean up after birth

Postpartum Care

  • 4+ postpartum visits for you and your baby
    • All visits before 2 weeks postpartum are done in your home.
  • Continued on call for emergencies
  • Experienced breastfeeding support and referrals

In addition, all clients have access to the following:

  • Birth ball is available for in-home use during labor (upon request);  birth balls are also available at the birth center
  • Use of my lending library (books and videos)
  • 24/7 phone support during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Monthly Mom's Night Out Available
  • One-on-one education about Babywearing and Cloth Diapering is available (upon request)

Planning a Home Birth?

I love home birth and love servicing home birth clients in addition to birth center clients.  

 Home birth client and her newborn

Home birth client and her newborn


Other services

 

  • Pre-Conception counseling.  Cost is $50.
  • Other office visits for pregnancy tests (blood and/or urine);  pregnancy confirmation letters for Medicaid can also be furnished.  Cost is $25.