The Home-birth Package provides comprehensive maternity care in your home in true midwifery style. Routine prenatal visits last about an hour and allow us to monitor the health and well-being of you and your baby by physical assessment, lab testing, and U/S referrals as needed. Ample time is spent to discuss questions, issues, nutrition, birth plans…the list goes on. Beginning at 37 weeks we will be on-call 24/7 for your labor/birth. When the time does come, two Licensed Midwives will attend your home-birth. In the event of a transfer to hospital care, the primary midwife will continue support at the hospital. Home-birth provides freedom and flexibility. You will be encouraged to eat, drink, and move. Water-birth is supported. After you have given birth to your new baby we will stay at your home for a few hours to monitor and protect your first hours with your new baby. A full newborn exam will be done and we will ensure that breastfeeding is underway before leaving. A midwife will return to your home between 24-48 hours after the birth. Additionally, the Newborn Metabolic Screening will be done, the Birth Certificate filed, and Social Security applied for. Postnatal care includes up to 3 routine visits over 6-8 weeks. During this time we focus on supporting breastfeeding and bonding, physical recovery, and emotional transitions.
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