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Midwifery Services

Prenatal Care

  • I am available to my clients 24 hours a day from the time you sign up for care through 6 weeks postpartum. Please call or text me. If it's important, please ALWAYS call and don't text. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response to non-urgent issues.

  • An hour is allotted for each prenatal or postpartum appointment.

  • In-home visits every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, visits every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and weekly visits from 36 weeks until birth. This schedule may be adjusted based on individual client needs, at no additional charge. You can arrange to come to my home for visits if needed.

  • Each prenatal appointment includes evaluation of maternal vital signs, nutrition, fetal heart rate(doppler or fetoscope), palpate baby for position activity and growth, labs, discuss topics pertinent to gestation and answer any questions you may have.

  • All routine lab work is included, including newborn blood typing when the client is Rh-.

  • Referrals for ultrasounds when desired or clinically indicated.

  • Typically, I prefer having an assistant for labor and birth. I will discuss this with you ahead of time and give you the freedom to accept or refuse this.

Labor and Birth:

  • I am available from the onset of labor. I will come to your home as soon as you are ready for me or at the onset of active labor.

  • I encourage freedom of movement and freedom to eat and drink during labor.

  • This is your birth!  You run the show and call the shots. I count on you letting me know your likes and dislikes.

  • Waterbirth pools are included in price.

  • My assistant and/or I will peacefully monitor fetal well-being, maternal well-being, and labor progress.

  • Labor support techniques, including natural pain relief and pain management.

  • I am currently finishing the hypnobabies doula exam so I am aware of these birthing techniques. This means I can do a practice session with you and your partner to support you in this.  

  • I facilitate bonding by encouraging skin to skin, breastfeeding and a peaceful, restful immediate postpartum. 

  • Thorough newborn exam for baby.

  • I will stay with you for two hours after both mom and baby are stable.

  • When I leave, mom and baby will be tucked into bed and instructions given for mom and baby.

  • If transfer to the hospital becomes necessary, I will accompany the client, providing records, labor support and will facilitate as smooth a transition as possible. Typically my clients have me continue their postpartum care after they are home from the hospital.

Postpartum Care:

  • Appointments at 24-48 hours after birth, 1 week, 2 weeks and 5/6 weeks. Additional visits if needed.

  • Required Newborn Metabolic Screening tests performed at 21-48 hr visit and 2 week visit.

  • Referral for hearing test.

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Monitor the baby's growth and maternal recovery

  • Assistance with filing for Idaho birth certificate and requesting social security numbers at the same time.

  • Referrals for other providers such as pediatricians, family doctor, chiropractor or others as desired.

  • Cost of Services

  • I charge a global fee for midwifery services which we will discuss at first visit. My fee is comparable to other midwives in our area. This is payable over the course of your pregnancy by an individualized and flexible payment plan. A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 is due at the initial visit. The balance can be paid in flexible payments due in full by 36 weeks. I accept Venmo, cash or personal check. I accept Medicaid on a case by case basis. I believe that everyone should have access to midwifery services and I will be as flexible as possible and consider extended payment plans and discounts. Please call me to discuss and to set up a free consultation!