How I Assist
As your Midwife, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.
This is an exciting period for couples who are planning to expand their family with a little bundle of joy. Preconception counseling is designed to prepare women physically, emotionally, and psychologically for their journey. An overview of complete health history, including labs, and nutritional counseling will help reduce possible risks factors that may impede conception or a healthy pregnancy. An OB consult may be scheduled for identified medical factors that require further attention.
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As your Midwife, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer any support needed.
Prenatal care during pregnancy is essential to promoting healthy outcomes. It acts as preventative healthcare as your midwife provides continual assessment during regular visit to reduce potential pregnancy related problem. During this period, the midwife and client work on building a relationship of trust, respect, and open communication with anticipation of promoting healthy living for both mom & baby a sound birth outcome. We suggest that all women seek prenatal care in the early first trimester between weeks 8-10. Below you will find a designed standard schedule of visits.
Prenatal Nutritional Counseling
Monthly visit weeks 1-28
Biweekly visits weeks 28-36
Weekly visit weeks 36 to delivery
Standard routine lab work
One home visit at 36 weeks in preparation for homebirth
One standard ultrasound
There is something about the power of water. People are drawn to water, spas, and sacred streams. Women in labor are drawn to water, too.
– Michel Odent, MD
As you approach 37 weeks of pregnancy, we make ourselves available to you full-time and are on call for your birth 24 hrs a day. When labor begins, the midwife will arrive at the home once labor has progressed and is in active stage. She and her team will remain with you the entire duration of your labor, birth, and postpartum period. During this period, our priority is the well-being of both you and baby with focused monitoring of all vital signs including, fetal heart monitoring and regular assessment of your progress in labor. We will encourage you to move freely and suggest different positions that will support with labor progression. We support your choice to have a supportive team of such as doulas, family, and friends that will facilitate progress during the time of the birth.
That moment you’ve been waiting for has just arrived. Your brand new bundle of joy is curled up in your arms as you are allowed time to share those first precious moments with your family. In the background, my team and I will continue to monitor your transition with regularly scheduled vitals of both you and baby. Our goal is to initiate bonding along with breastfeeding within the first hour of birth. I will help you obtain a good latch and provide you with the skills necessary for a successful outcome. A lactation specialist may be suggested for matters beyond my specialization.
We will remain with you for 3-4 hours after delivery. During this period, we assure you and baby’s stability through assessment of vital signs, frequent monitoring of your bleeding, and your maintenance of hydration and nourishment. We will perform a complete head-to-toe newborn exam, provide education and informed choices for vitamin K and eye ointment, repair any lacerations/tears if necessary, and administer detailed postpartum instructions upon discharge. I stay with you until both you and baby are stable.
I will remain on call for you 24 hour a day for the next 6weeks.
Postpartum visits are scheduled as following:
24 Hour home visit
Day 3-5 (home visit)
Week 2 (office visit)
Week 6 (office visit) – At this final visit, blood work and a pap is done if needed.
Please get in touch to learn more.