I am excited to join you on your journey through birth!  Babies are blessings and the gift of birthing them is something that is sacred, precious, and should be supported and protected so that each new parent can look back on the birth of their child with joy and fulfillment.  That’s what I’m here to help do!

Here is what is included in your midwifery services:

 

  • 24/7 availability for questions or concerns from start of care up to 6 weeks postpartum
  • Office prenatal appointments (to be scheduled every 4 weeks through 28 weeks, every 2 weeks from 28-36 weeks, and weekly from 36 weeks until you give birth)
  • 1 prenatal appointment in your home at approximately 36 weeks
  • Your birth and any medications or equipment required for the safest birth experience possible
  • 1 postpartum checkup in your home approximately 24-48 hours after your birth
  • 2 office postpartum checkups at 1-2 and 6 weeks
  • Ultrasound referral, if desired or indicated
  • Newborn metabolic screening
  • Birth certificate completed and filed
  • All standard labs throughout pregnancy (obstetric panel, glucose screen, a second CBC, GBS culture, and newborn blood type taken from placenta after delivered)
  • Use of my birth pool
  • Optional recommended Vitamin K injection for newborn

Equipment and Medications

Though the need for any intervention or use of medication is extremely minimal, I come to every birth prepared with the following equipment and medications:

 

  • fetal doppler
  • blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • amniotomy supplies
  • catheterization supplies
  • sterile suturing equipment
  • medications to control excessive bleeding or hemorrhage after birth
  • medical charts and records
  • neonatal stethoscope
  • baby resuscitation equipment
  • oxygen tank and supplies
  • baby scale
  • pulse oximeter (tests newborn for congenital heart defects or disease)
  • sterile birth supplies (hemostat, clamp, scissors)
  • birth pool (if desired)
  • IV fluid and sterile IV supplies (the need for IV therapy at a home birth, however, is rare).In addition, families order my custom birth kit with disposable and personal supplies to keep everything clean (chux pads, footprint kit, birth pool liner, baby hat, bulb syringe, thermometer, etc.).