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Prenatal Care


• Free consultation visits for potential clients
• Comprehensive, holistic, relationship-based prenatal care in your home: 45-60 minute visits approximately every five weeks until 31 weeks, every three weeks from 31 to 36 weeks, and weekly from 36 weeks to the birth, with extra visits as necessary.
• Lab testing in your home, including genetic screening options
• Availability to clients by phone, text, and e-mail for questions and concerns, including 24/7 for urgent needs
• Ultrasound referrals
• Medical consultation and referral as needed
• Nutritional and herbal guidance for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery

 

Labor and Birth Attendance


• Homebirth, including waterbirth, after 37 weeks of pregnancy
• Continuous care and support during active labor, birth, and the first hours after birth
• Qualified, trained assistant during the birth -- often a second licensed midwife


 Postpartum Care


• Complete physical exam of the newborn after birth
• Breastfeeding support
• Postpartum education for the new family
• Regular postpartum visits  at 1 day, 7 days, and 6 weeks postpartum with extra visits as necessary
• Pulse-oximetry testing, newborn screening, jaundice checks, and weight assessment for the newborn
• Availability to clients by phone and e-mail for questions and concerns, including 24/7 for urgent needs


 Well person care


I delight in caring for my clients between pregnancies, developing relationships with clients in the preconception period, and serving those who do not intend a pregnancy.  I offer:


• Annual exams, including pap smears
• Contraception counseling, including prescriptions for various options, IUD insertions in your home, and education about Fertility Awareness Method.
•  Preconception care
• Sexually transmitted infection testing
• Testing and treatment for vaginal conditions such as yeast and bacterial vaginosis

 

Learn more about my approach here.