Care during your pregnancy includes unhurried 30-60 minute visits where your health and pregnancy intake and a physical exam are completed. We will discuss the nature of your pregnancy, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I provide informed and joint decision making for all of my clients, something that I truly take pride in. I will draw lab work, order ultrasounds, prescribe any medication, and complete whatever is necessary for your optimal care. I am available to you 24/7 via.
Labor & Birth
Once you have reached full term of your pregnancy, I provide weekly appointments to ensure the health and positioning of baby. I am on call 24/7 via call and text during this time frame. During labor, my team monitor your baby and your vital signs intermittently. As a part of your birth team, I provide one-on-one labor support.
Being in the comfort of your home, you are free to move around and birth in whatever position feels right for you. I encourage you to allow your body to do the work. Your birth team can include anyone you would like. (i.e partner, doula, etc.)
IV fluids, antibiotics, or any other medication including homeopathic remedies are available if needed. I will facilitate a transfer in the rare event that it is necessary.
After birth, I stay at your home for the first several hours to make sure you and baby are transitioning well, ensure you're provided with your first meal, and get you tucked in. You and baby will both get vital signs several times, as well as assistance with breastfeeding in needed.
There will be a home visit within the first 24-48 hours, another visit in 3-5 days, and then again in the following week. I am available for any needs or concerns until your 6 week check up.
As a Certified Nurse-Midwife, I provide immediate newborn care. I will complete an assessment and get baby's weight and measurements which I will share with your pediatrician. I can complete the newborn metabolic screening and test your baby's blood type.
In addition to my midwifery services, I have extended my services as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). I will assist you with maintaining a baby's latch as well as providing different tips that will assist on your journey.
Well Person Care
My care does not have to begin nor end at pregnancy and birth, I am available to provide care for your reproductive needs. This service includes, but is not limited to PAP smear, birth control, and more.