HOME BIRTH 

the beginning of a new life 

 

There are many advantages of having a home birth. These advantages focus on the premise that when a parent feels safe, heard, supported and in control of their surroundings, they will be capable to have an empowered birth and a peaceful start with their newborn. 

Home Birth Services Includes the Following:

Prenatal Care:

  • Initial 90-minute visit, which includes: a complete medical history, physical exam, lab work and advice on nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

  • One hour long monthly appointments of from first trimester until 30 weeks. Then the appointments will increase to twice a month until you reach 36 weeks. Starting at 37 weeks, your visits will be weekly until the birth of your baby.

  • Evaluation of vital signs for you and the baby.

  • Laboratory services such as: blood work, urinalysis, ultrasound orders, genetic studies and all the standardized prenatal tests offered in medical offices.

  • You will have access to medical consultations and referrals as necessary.

  • Nutritional guidance and botanical medicine for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery.

  • Unlimited access to calls or emails.

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Home birth and immediate postpartum:

  • Two licensed midwives during and after delivery.

  • Continuous care and support during labor and after delivery.

  • Monitoring of maternal vital signs and baby's heartbeat

  • Access to antihemorragic medicines, IV fluids and GBS antibiotic IV treatment, and more.

  • A thorough newborn exam performed next to their parents

  • If desired by parents, administration of vitamin K and/or prophylactic antibiotic eye ointment.

  • Breastfeeding support and facilitating that first latch

  • We offer water birth and access to birth pool rental.

  • Continuous support of midwives in case of transport to the hospital during or after delivery.

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Postpartum care: 

  • A total of 6 postpartum visits which 4 of them will be in the comfort of your home.  

  • Evaluation of the vital signs of the mother, involution of the uterus and bleeding.

  • Evaluation of vital signs of the baby, including measurements and weight gain.

  • Education and support in breastfeeding.

  • Maternal emotional support 

  • Access to metabolic screening tests for your baby.

  • Referrals for hearing tests for the baby.

  • If needed, pap tests and pelvic floor evaluation at 6 weeks postpartum.

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