Home Birth Midwifery Care

Your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care matter to us! We believe that birth is normal and that it unfolds best when there is a relationship of trust between the birthing person and the care provider. We offer family centered care, your partner and any older children are always welcomed. We strive to offer inclusive care for all pregnant people and follow evidence-informed care, shared decision making and informed consent. 

  • Your care includes comprehensive prenatal, labor/birth and postpartum care

  • We offer all of the normal routine labs and may bill this to your insurance

  • More about midwifery care services is coming soon…

Doula Monitrice Support

Hospital birth support from a Licensed Midwife. When you hire a doula monitrice, you will receive midwifery care while at home laboring and at the hospital you will receive non-medical doula care.

"Doula" is an ancient Greek word meaning “woman’s servant”.  Today the term refers to “a woman who is trained to provide support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time following the birth”.

Birth doulas provide informational, physical and emotional support to mom and her partner.  Support is given anywhere a woman chooses to labor and birth her baby, including hospitals, birth centers and home environments.

“In the typical U.S. birthing unit, the doula you bring with you may be the only person whose sole responsibility is to make you more comfortable and to help you labor as effectively as possible.” -Ina May Gaskin

 
 
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Prenatal Support 

  • Initial consultation (Free) to see if we are a good match!

  • 3-4 prenatal visits which include: monitoring your vital signs, fundal height and health; monitoring your baby’s heart rate, position and growth, nutritional counseling and education.

  • Assistance with creating a birth plan as desired

  • Unlimited email, phone and/or texting support

  • Access to lending library and informational resources

 
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Labor and Birth Support

  • Monitor client and baby during labor. Can perform dilation checks if desired to help decide when to go to the hospital.

  • Help with creating a peaceful, calming space for Mom and partner

  • Support and guidance as needed for the birth partner in supporting the laboring mom

  • Informational support to allow parents to make informed decisions

  • Comfort measures such as breathing, massage, rebozo, changing positions and counter-pressure

  • Acupressure, reiki and reflexology are additional comfort measures that I am happy to provide.

  • Help with initiating breastfeeding in the 1-2 hours after birth

 

Postpartum Support

  • 2-3 postpartum visits which include: monitoring your vital signs and post birth recovery; monitoring your baby’s vital signs and general health.

  • Assistance with breastfeeding

  • Postpartum mood disorder screening

  • Continued support by phone and email for as long as you need.

  • Referrals provided as needed