Midwife Services

 

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  • Preconception care.
  • Pregnancy/Birth Services include: personalized prenatal care, labor and birth support, newborn care (first 6 weeks) and postpartum care.
  • Annual well Woman care.

Initial Free consultation

  • To discuss the midwives training, background, philosophy and style of practice, including her professional disclosures and consent to care, as well as her expectations and limitations.
  • To discuss families’ expectations for midwives role in pregnancy and birth.
  • To obtain a personal and medical history to determine candidacy for homebirth.
  • To determine whether the midwife, the mother, and her partner are suited to work together.

One hour Prenatal Visits 

First Visit 

  • Thorough medical /OBGYN history
  • Physical Exam
  • Blood work and urinalysis

Every Visit 

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight
  • Uterine Growth
  • Fetal Heart Rate
  • Fetal Position
  • Nutrition/Exercise Counseling
  • Birth Counseling

Prenatal Schedule·

  • Every four weeks until 28 weeks
  • Every two weeks until 36 weeks (1 visit is at your home!)
    Every week from 36 weeks on

24/7 Availability

For circumstances requiring immediate attention.

Labor and Birth Support 

  • Monitor mothers and baby’s well being
  • Comfort measures such as massage, counter-pressure and emotional support
  • Facilitates a normal, low risk birth

Immediate Postpartum/Newborn Support

  • Monitors mothers and newborn vital signs·
  • Complete Newborn Exam
  • Assistance with breastfeeding

Postpartum Follow-up

  • 24 hours·
  • 10-14 days
  • 4 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Newborn care support
  • Unlimited phone support

Referrals for

  • Chiropractors
  • Massage therapists
  • Herbalists
  • Childbirth Classes
  • Birth Photographer
  • Birth and Postpartum Doulas
  • Ultrasounds
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Local Support Groups
  • Pediatricians
  • Perinatologist

Annual Well Woman Care:

  • Nutritional and exercise counseling
  • Discuss emotional health and habits
  • Suggestions to decrease stress and improve quality of life.
  • Screening for: High blood pressure, diabetes, kidney function.
  • Pap Smear
  • Breast exam
  • Refer for any blood work,cultures, ultrasound or testing necessary.

 

 Free Consultation for 1st time clients

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