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WE PROVIDE MIDWIFERY CARE TO WOMEN AND BABIES DURING THE CHILDBEARING YEAR

PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFERY SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Team midwifery ~ 2–4 midwives and apprentices available to serve you
  • Pre-conception consultations
  • Late-To-Care Transfers.  It is never too late to get the care you deserve!
  • Homebirth, including water birth
  • Comprehensive prenatal care in our office and your home
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Childbirth education classes
  • Postpartum care for mother & baby for first six weeks, including metabolic screening, hearing screening, and CCHD – pulse oximetry screening for hidden heart defects.
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to complementary health providers and community resources
  • Lending library of books, videos, DVDs and other materials

OUR SCHEDULE OF SERVICES DURING YOUR PREGNANCY:

  • Consultation visit/interview (free)
  • 24 hour availability by email, text and/or phone for midwifery emergencies/concerns
  • Prenatal visits every four weeks until 36 weeks of pregnancy, every two weeks from 36 weeks to birth, and every week after 40 weeks until you have your baby. We will see you more often if needed or desired.
  • Continuous labor support in your home when active labor is established
  • Care during labor, birth & immediate postpartum until mother and baby are settled (2-3 hours).
  • Postpartum and well baby visits during the first few days at your home, at 10-14 days and at 6 weeks postpartum at the office.

WATERBIRTH ADVANTAGES:

  • Speeds up labor or may allow for more rest
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Gives mother more feelings of control
  • Provides significant pain relief
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Provides mother with private protected space
  • Allows mother to assume positions of comfort with ease
  • Encourages an easier birth for mother and gentler welcome for baby
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FAMILY-CENTERED  CARE

  • Family and friends are welcome here.
  • Supervised children can visit the farm animals.
  • Organically grown products are available.