Services

Free Consultation 

If you are considering midwifery care, I offer a free one-hour consultation for you and your family to discuss your needs and preferences, what to expect in a home birth, and the midwifery model of care.

Full-Spectrum Prenatal Care 

Office visits are scheduled according to each client's needs. Each one-hour visit includes physical assessment, nutritional counseling, birth preparation, addressing concerns, and possible referrals for lab testing and ultrasounds. At least one prenatal visit will take place at the client's home.

Birth Attendance at Home

When active labor is established after at least 37 weeks gestation, I remain at the client's home for personal support, monitoring safety, the birth of the child, postpartum and breastfeeding support. Water-birth services are available upon request. In the event that hospital transport is needed I accompany the client until birth, or until she and the newborn are stable.

Postpartum and Newborn Care

I complete 2-3 postpartum visits in the client's home up to 2 weeks after birth, then office visits as needed until 6 weeks after birth. These visits include maternal and newborn assessment, breastfeeding support, family planning counseling and possible referral if needed.

Phone and Email Support 

Once a care relationship is established I am available via call, text or email Mon-Fri 8am-5pm for questions and concerns. I am available via phone call 24/7 for emergencies. Beginning at 37 weeks gestation I remain on call 24/7 for active labor, and afterward for emergencies.

Doula Services

For those planning to birth in a hospital or birth center, I offer doula support services. This includes one free consultation, 2 prenatal visits to discuss the client's needs and preferences, continuous labor and birth support, immediate breastfeeding support, and one postpartum visit. If hired as a doula, I do not participate in any clinical decision-making.

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As a Midwife, I Do Not:

Make Decisions for my Clients

As a midwife I support my clients and their families in informed decision-making. I provide access to the best available evidence, open space for discussion, and make recommendations based on clinical experience. With this in mind, each care-related decision will ultimately be made by the person receiving care (or the parent of the newborn receiving care).

Make Medical Diagnoses:

As a Certified Professional Midwife I am qualified to support normal pregnancy and birth, manage discomforts of pregnancy, and identify abnormal signs and symptoms in the mother or the newborn. Complications that are outside my scope of practice will be referred to a physician for diagnosis and treatment.

Prescribe Pharmaceuticals:

I provide counseling concerning herbal supplements, vitamins and over-the-counter medications. Clients taking medications that require a prescription must continue seeing their prescribing physician, as well as the midwife. With the exception of emergency medications at the time of birth, new medications needed in pregnancy will require a physician visit.