Midwifery Services

Prenatal Care

  • I am available to my clients 24 hours a day from the time of registration through 6 weeks postpartum. Please call or text me. If it's important, please ALWAYS call and don't text.

  • 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 client is Rh-.

  • Referrals for ultrasounds when desired or clinically indicated.

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

Labor and Birth:

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

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

  • Waterbirth and birth pool 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

  • Facilitate bonding by encouraging immediate skin to skin, breastfeeding and peaceful 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, the mess cleaned up 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

Postpartum Care:

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

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Monitor baby's growth and maternal recovery

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

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

 

Cost of Services

I charge a global fee for midwifery services which we will discuss at first visit. I 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 payed in flexible payments due in full by 36 weeks. There will be an additional fee if you choose to use PayPal or Venmo. 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 free consultation!

 

 

 

Doula Services

 

PRENATAL VISITS

I also offer doula care if you cannot have a home birth and would like me to accompany you at a hospital birth. I am a midwife so I will do my best to get to your birth in a timely manner soon after labor begins. If I cannot attend your birth, I will find a backup doula or reimburse you for birth fee. I like to see you once or twice during your pregnancy to discuss your needs and expectations for this birth. As a doula, I cannot perform any medical care or give medical advice.

Labor and Birth Support

 I offer labor support, birth support  and postpartum/breastfeeding support one to two hours following the birth. 

Postpartum Visits

I like to have at least 1 postpartum visit to assist with breastfeeding needs and to debrief on how you felt the birth went.

Cost of Doula Services

I charge a fee that comparable to the national average for doula care. Please call me to discuss fees and set up free consultation!

Lactation Services

Postpartum Breastfeeding Support

I offer this service free of charge for midwifery clients under my care. I am also available for consultation if you just have breastfeeding questions. I may charge a small fee and mileage for multiple visits and extensive support. I also have access to and can refer for breast pumps

 

Individual Childbirth Classes

I also offer to teach individual childbirth classes. I will come to your home for classes and work around your schedule. I usually teach a two day class but I can also teach up to 6 classes. Childbirth classes cover late pregnancy through postpartum. I always have a portion of class that includes hands on scenarios so you and your partner are better prepared for labor and birth. My prices are individual and very affordable.

If you are interested in a group class, please contact Mama Strong for more details: mamastrongma.com.

You can send me a message and I will respond as quickly a possible. I am often in the midst of a birth which can create a delay in response. Thank you for your understanding.

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