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Midwifery & Home Birth

 
 

Our Philosophy of Care

It is always an honor and great joy to serve growing families through their unique pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Our philosophy of care is rooted in the knowledge and understanding that pregnancy, birth and postpartum are normal life events. We believe in the natural God-given ability of women to give birth. During our care, we form trusting relationships with our clients who are active participants in their care and who find empowerment through this experience. We merge ancient wisdom of the oldest profession with evidence-based practices of modern medicine. This allows us to identify any deviations from normal and intervene as appropriate. We support an experience that encourages the natural physiologic birth process that is innate to our design, while caring for the well-being of mother and baby.

In the interest of providing you with a midwife you know during your labor and birth, this practice limits the number of clients in care per month in order to provide you with the best and most attentive care possible.


Prenatal Care

Experience the nurturing care of working with a midwife through your pregnancy. We provide a relationship-based, individualized and holistic approach of midwifery. Your visits will include:

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  • No-wait, hour-long visits with your midwives in our cozy offices

  • Prenatal visits are every

    • 4 weeks from 12-30 weeks

    • 2 weeks from 30-36 weeks

    • Weekly from 36 weeks, until the birth of your baby

  • Continuity of care with your midwife throughout your care 

  • 24/7 phone access to a midwife for concerns or emergencies, and unlimited email support for non-urgent questions

  • 24/7 access to your midwife for questions and concerns starting at 36 weeks

  • Informed choice discussions regarding testing, screening, and decisions about your care 

  • Conversations about your emotional and physical health, changes in during the childbearing year, and early parenting

  • Nutritional guidance and suggestions for managing common symptoms of pregnancy including safe, natural alternatives

  • Assessment that your pregnancy remains low-risk and that home birth is still appropriate

  • Referrals to other providers and community resources as needed

  • You are welcome to bring whoever you choose to your prenatal visits - this time is for you!

  • Discounted prices on herbs and vitamins in our apothecary

  • Dipstick urinalysis

  • Assessing fetal growth and position by palpation

  • Listening to fetal heart tones

  • Assessing blood pressure and pulse

  • Discussing any questions, concerns, or requests you many have

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Home Birth Services

Leading up to the birth of your baby, we will be in close communication. Once your labor is underway, your birth team will arrive at your home and stay until both you and baby are stable and tucked into bed.

  • Your birth team arrives while you are in labor and stays until mom and baby are tucked safely into bed

  • Monitor the well being of both mother and baby

  • Birth pool for labor and/or waterbirth (if desired)

  • Offer support and suggestions where needed

  • Full newborn exam

  • Assist with breastfeeding

  • Clean up after birth

  • Newborn Metabolic Screening

  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening

  • File for birth certificate and social security card

  • In home postpartum visits at

    • 24-36 hours postpartum

    • 1 week

    • 2 weeks

    • 4 weeks

    • 6 weeks

Fees - $3300
 

What’s Included

  • Prenatal care

  • On call services throughout pregnancy, birth, and 6 weeks postpartum

  • Continuous care through labor, birth, and up to 4 hours postpartum

  • Use of birth pool

  • 6 weeks of postpartum care

  • Birth certificate & social security card filing

What’s Not Included

  • Lab work and ultrasound

  • RhoGam

  • Newborn metabolic screening

  • Newborn vitamin k

  • Homebirth supply kit