As midwives, we utilize a holistic approach to providing comprehensive prenatal care for the whole woman: mind, body, and spirit. Good nutrition, proper hydration, and appropriate exercise are truly hallmarks of a healthy pregnancy. We will work to establish these best practices from the beginning and will maintain them throughout the duration of your pregnancy.
- Prenatal care visits will take place on the following schedule:
- First prenatal visit between 8-10 weeks
- Monthly visits until 28 weeks
- Biweekly visits from 28-36 weeks
- Weekly visits from 36 weeks – birth
- Additional visits as needed by the client, or deemed necessary by midwives
As your midwives, we are on call and available 24/7 for emergencies and labor and birth contact. For non-emergent contact, we are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Labor & Birth
Preparing for the arrival of your sweet baby is such a precious time. As your midwives, we are on call for your labor and birth 24/7. As you near your due date, we will review your detailed birth plan and discuss “when to call the midwife.” Once we determine that active labor is established, we will meet at your chosen birthing place: either in your home, or at the birthing center.
We will continue to provide a thorough clinical assessment of both you and your baby throughout the duration of labor, birth, and immediate postpartum periods. Healthy mommy and baby are our ultimate goals, and assessments at regular intervals throughout labor and postpartum, coupled with continuity of quality of midwifery care, help us to achieve just that. Your birth team will consist of two licensed midwives, and one student midwife (with your permission of course!). We warmly welcome and encourage the presence of doulas and birth photographers!
Before we depart, your sweet little one will have a thorough newborn exam from head to the sweetest of toes. We will ensure that both mom and baby have had nourishment, that all vital signs are within normal limits, that detailed postpartum instructions have been given both orally and in writing, and that you have everything you need to marvel over and enjoy your long awaited prize. Well done!
Your postpartum care with us continues well beyond your baby’s “birth” day. While you have now added a new member to the team, your access to us as your midwives remains the same: We remain on call for your family 24/7 for emergent concerns throughout the duration of your postpartum care. Motherhood often comes with plenty of questions and concerns, and you can rest assured that we are here to navigate them with you.
Postpartum Care visits will take place on the following schedule:
• Contact by phone at 24 hours postpartum
• Postpartum visit at 2-3 days postpartum
• Postpartum visit at 2 weeks postpartum
• Postpartum visit at 4 weeks postpartum.
• Postpartum visit at 6 weeks postpartum
We consider it an honor to be able to serve your family through one of the most amazing journeys and precious gifts. May you be ever empowered as you journey on!