Free consultations are available to anyone considering a homebirth and anyone interested in learning more about their birth choices. This is the time to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth.
Complete Midwifery Care
This includes prenatal, labor & birth, postpartum and newborn care and is outlined in more detail in the midwifery care section.
This is an option for people who are interested in having a midwife for their prenatal and postpartum care but are also wanting a hospital birth. All regular in-office prenatal care and early labor care and support at your home are provided. The midwife will accompany you to the hospital in the role of a doula and can help you make informed decisions about your medical care. The midwife will continue your postpartum care once you return home from the hospital.
We have partnered with a local Licensed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (OB registered) who will be available in-office monthly to provide limited ultrasounds for our clients. These are not diagnostic because they are not reviewed by a physician. If anything abnormal is seen or suspected we can refer you to our consulting physician's office for follow-up. Ultrasounds available include dating scans, fetal sex determination scans, fetal anatomy scans, and biophysical profile scans for post-date pregnancies.
Birthing pools are available to rent for anyone interested in laboring and/or giving birth in the water.
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
The midwife is extremely supportive of VBACs as long as a short list of qualifications are met to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for a homebirth.
The midwife will help establish breastfeeding prior to leaving your home after the birth and is available on-call for any breastfeeding concerns or issues. If additional support is warranted, the midwife will connect you with a lactation consultant in your area.
The midwife can prepare your placenta in capsules or in a tincture for you to take as a supplement in the postpartum period.
The midwife can perform a blood draw as early as seven weeks to determine the sex of the baby. Results are sent via email within 48-hours of the time of collection.