Homebirth

Birthing in the comfort of your own home allows for a sense of freedom without inhibition.  When women are given the space to labor without time constraints and deadlines, they tend to open up and unfold in a very natural rhythm.  The miraculous process of growing and birthing your baby is different for every woman and I strive to support your individual, emotional and clinical needs.  

Prenatal Care visits are 1 hour long and take place in your home.  I see my clients every 4 weeks until the 28th week, every 2 weeks until the 36th week and weekly until you begin labor.   

Prenatal Midwifery Care appointments include:

  • Clinical assessment of both mother and baby
  • Specific lab tests and blood draws
  • Nutrition and exercise counseling
  • Pregnancy, birth and postpartum education and referrals

Homebirth is low risk between 37 & 42 weeks.  I invite a licensed midwife to be present at your birth to support in a safe transition of both you and your baby.  You will have a chance to meet her at your birth team meeting around 36 weeks.  After the birth, we stay an additional 3-4 hours to monitor, establish breastfeeding and clean your home.  In addition, I complete a head to toe newborn exam and a metabolic screen at 24 hours.  

 

 

Postpartum Midwifery Care is a true gift to yourself and your family. Relax and bond with your new baby, while your midwife checks on your health and postpartum recovery.

In home visits for baby include:

    • Weight checks
    • Latch, tongue tie assesments 
    • Visual jaundice screening
    • Normal elimination patterns
    • Cord care
    • Footprints
    • Vitals (temperature, normal heart rate and respiratory health)
    • Birth Certificate & SS card paperwork

    In home visits for mother include:

    • Breast care & milk supply
    • Perineal & uterine healing
    • Vitals & lochia assessment
    • Nutritional support and rest patterns  
    • Postnatal exercises

    Our visits are also a time to process the birth, ask questions and make sure the transition to parenthood is running smoothly for the entire family.  Postpartum visits are scheduled at 24 hours, day 3, 1 week, 2 week, 4 week and 6 week. 

     

    The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
     

    Homebirth is covered by most PPO Insurance plans!  Please contact Innovative Medical Billing to verify your benefits.