Midwifery Care

Creating a birthing space that is both safe and holistically supportive by using tried and true wisdom from our ancestors who have brought their children onto this earth, combined with the most current evidence as a backbone for practice. 

Prenatal Care

The Midwifery Model of Care is dependent on building a relationship between the provider and the client who is being supported. Appointments are made once monthly for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, bi-weekly until 36 weeks, and then weekly until birth. 

Each appointment is at least one full hour, giving us plenty of time to discuss nutrition, movement, and other factors that may be relevant to your care and general well-being. As well as checking in on both you and your baby.

Prenatal Care is performed alongside an OB who is respectful of your choice for a home birth. This opens up a dialogue between care providers that allows for proper testing based on where you are in your pregnancy given your detailed informed consent. 


This practice is trauma-informed and parent lead. Meaning that YOU call the shots regarding your care. 

In midwifery care, the information and guidance given throughout the prenatal period really pay off during birth. You get to this point with a clear understanding of what to expect, and a collection of tools and coping mechanisms that will balance well with your new understanding of the anatomy and physiology of birth. 

As you make your way through the work of labor, your birth team will be making every effort to keep your space protected and safe. And to make sure that there is plenty of oxytocin going around. 

Your midwife and birth team will be by your side starting from the beginning of active labor, postpartum stabilization of the birthing dyad, and staying for 3-4 hours beyond that to help you and your family acclimate to this new person and to make sure that everyone is settled and cozy before tidying up and slipping out to allow for rest and further bonding.

​Postpartum Care

In the immediate postpartum period, both the birther and baby are placed skin to skin to allow for the stabilization of the dyad. Homebirth midwives are trained to be able to visualize and listen for signs of distress in a newborn without taking them from its best source of survival, you. A full newborn exam is performed after latch is established and the two of you have been able to get to know each other.  

The next visit starts as early as 24 hours after the birth where additional exams are performed to check on the baby's heart and oxygen saturation, as well as check for any feeding issues that may need to be addressed early on. This is also the time when we do a Metabolic Screening to test for very rare, yet serious complications that need to be addressed by an outside resource. 

​On the third day, a visit to assess feeding, as well as check on the rest of the family is important,  as this is usually an emotionally tender time as hormones shift, and sleep is elusive. 

The two-week visit is to check in on how feeding is going and to answer any questions that haven't previously been addressed through phone calls.​

And finally, the six-week visit is when you graduate from care! A bittersweet time!

All postpartum visits include a well-newborn exam and a recording of maternal vital sign