Why use a midwife?
What can a midwife do?
A midwife is a skilled care provider trained in normal, low-risk birth. Midwives believe that pregnancy and birth are fundamentally normal processes. Each family is unique and her care meets your individual needs. The relationship between a midwife and her clients is one of collaboration.
Prenatal Care: regular appointments including lab work, and a home visit around 34-36 weeks.
Labor Support: Monitoring of mother's vital signs throughout labor, recommending comfort measures as needed, monitoring baby's heart rate throughout labor, assisting in the birth process, postpartum care for the first few hours after birth. For baby: eye prophylaxis, Vitamin K, and a thorough newborn exam.
Postpartum: visits to check on mother and baby in your home at 24 hours, 1 week, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks. Newborn screening and breastfeeding support.