Our midwifery practice is based on several foundational elements. These include:
- Informed consent
- Family involvement
Choosing a midwife
Hiring a midwife is a commitment to a partnership lasting throughout your entire prenatal period, labor and delivery, and postpartum care for up to 6 weeks. During this time, your midwife will work with you to facilitate a safe, healthy and fulfilling experience. We believe that education and knowledge are essential to a successful out of hospital experience. Because of this philosophy, we commonly spend an hour or more with you for your appointments and focus on informed consent, preventative nutritional counseling as well as your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. We promote nutrition, wellness, and exercise during pregnancy to prepare your body for birth.
In order to better support our clients during their pregnancy, we refer to an excellent network of chiropractors, childbirth educators, massage therapists, physicians, and other health care providers.
Your children are welcome to attend your visits. We have numerous play areas and snacks available for their enjoyment. We encourage the involvement of the entire family during pregnancy and birth, and love helping fathers catch their own babies!
We have home birth and birth center birth options available to our clients.
We specialize in water birth, and find that most of our clients appreciate this option. Our birth center has a beautiful birth suite with a deep tub used for waterbirth, and our birth cottage is similarly equipped. A soft side tub is available to rent for those desiring a water birth experience in the comfort of their own home. Water is an effective form of pain relief and relaxation. It has been dubbed an “aquadural” and women often spend at least part of their labor in the tub, even if they do not desire to deliver in the water.
In addition to traditional midwifery services, we offer:
- Pre-pregnancy counseling (preparing your body to support a baby, building your immune system)
- Fertility consultation (tracking your cycles, herbs to prevent miscarriage, progesterone testing & prescription referral)
- Information on birth control methods (natural family planning, fertility awareness, barrier methods, and hormonal contraception)
Call us today to set up a free tour and consultation with our midwives. We look forward to meeting you and your family!