It is an honor to serve families during such a transformational time in their lives, and it is a gift to be able to witness not only the birthing person's raw strength and power, but to watch them experience the deep love that comes with getting to know their new baby. If you have any questions about my services, please do not hesitate to contact me.
What does midwifery care look like?
Midwifery care spans through pregnancy, labor, birth, and 6 weeks postpartum. A pregnant client can expect to see the midwife on the regular schedule that obstetricians see their clients, with prenatal appointments lasting at least an hour. In addition to the more clinical parts of care like monitoring blood pressure, listening to fetal heart tones, and measuring the pregnant person’s belly, the midwife and client discuss topics including nutrition, parenting, sex, and stress. Midwifery care is client-centered and there is no hierarchy between provider and client. For example, a midwife has ‘clients’, not ‘patients’--and it is these nuances in care (and our language!) that make it holistic and centered on the pregnant person and their family.
The typical prenatal schedule is:
-Once per month until 28 weeks
-Every two weeks until 36 weeks
-Weekly until birth
I am on call 24/7 for clients beginning at 37 weeks, and attend the labor, birth, and immediate postpartum. Then I visit four times in the postpartum period:
- 4 weeks,
- 6 weeks.
These visits are also usually an hour or more as I am trained to care for the newborn for up to six weeks as well. During postpartum visits we weigh baby, do vitals on parent and baby, and discuss breastfeeding/chestfeeding and any other topics that may arise.
As a midwife, I am able to draw and order lab work, as well as order ultrasounds. I also do the newborn metabolic screen 24 hours postpartum.
I am available for consultation on preconception and fertility health. I soon hope to be a provider of in-home intrauterine insemination (IUI).