Our holistic, attentive approach to prenatal care encourages open communication. Shared decision-making is a highly-respected pillar of our care. The prenatal period is a time that we spend getting to know you, your baby and family, and you get the chance to really know your Midwives. During the hour long visit, we have educational discussions around what you are experiencing at that point in pregnancy, how your baby is growing, relevant tests/therapies that are offered, how you will ride the waves of birth, how to be cared for in the postpartum period, and newborn care. We work to help you find self-empowerment through pregnancy, birth and parenting.
We see you every four weeks until 28 weeks, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly from 36 weeks until you deliver. In the time of COVID, we are following the CDC guidelines and are doing some visits via telehealth with the caveat that you can ask to see us in person instead if needed. Everyone's needs are different, and we offer individualized support.Click this text to start editing. This image and text block is great for descriptions about your business, products, or services. Double-click the image on the right to change it. You can also stack more of these blocks to describe items with imagery.
We attend births between 37-42 weeks in the home setting. We join families in active labor and remain throughout the birth. We also stay for about 3-6 hours in the immediate postpartum period, ensuring that everyone is healthy and has transitioned well. We offer waterbirth for those who desire it, and will provide you with a birth tub.
Our goal in the postpartum period is for you to feel competent, confident and able to enjoy your new baby, and roles as parents. This is best done when people are well-supported by their community and their Midwives.
We visit you in your home on Day 1, support you when your milk comes in (usually day 2-4), have an office visit around 1 week, a televisit around 3-4 weeks and final office visit around 6 weeks.