Midwifery care includes
Comprehensive, holistic prenatal, labor and postpartum care, as well as education, informed choice, lab work, and monitoring for deviations from normal.
I also provide consultation or referrals as appropriate.
For prenatal care, I will see you:
Every month until the 28th week, then
Every two weeks until 36 weeks, then
Every week thereafter until your baby is born.
Care is provided in your home or my home office. Prenatal visit will last a full hour to allow for time to form a relationship and get to know your birth team well.
Be on call for you beginning at 37 weeks of pregnancy. "On call" means I will always be available by cell phone, and will remain within 2 hours of your home. I will also be available by phone for questions and concerns from the hours of 9am to 5pm or after hours if urgent.
Be at your birth as soon as you ask for my assistance.
Stay for a minimum of three hours after the birth of your baby.
Provide newborn care and exams, Vitamin K, eye ointment and birth certificate filing.
For postpartum care, I will see you
at 24-36 hours
These visits are to check on your and your baby’s well-being to assure all is well.
I am available throughout the postpartum period for questions and concerns you may have regarding your and your newborn's well-being.
Standards of Care
When you choose to have your baby with me, you are the decision maker regarding your care during your pregnancy and your birth. You will be fully informed before any procedure or screening is done to you or your baby.
When born, your baby will immediately be placed into your hands or be born into your hands and will remain with you at all times and nothing will be done to you or your baby without your permission and a full consent.
If you are comfortable with having another midwife and/or apprentice present at your birth, I will introduce you to one assistant midwife and one apprentice who may be a part of your birth team. This decision is of course always up to you and you can change your mind regarding who will be present at your birth at anytime (even during labor).