Homebirth Services Include:
- Prenatal Care
These visits include exploration of the emotional and physical transitions of pregnancy and birth, nutritional and lifestyle support and education, information about upcoming events of pregnancy and choices to be researched and considered, referral to resources, a clinical check-in (blood pressure, pulse, measuring growth of uterus and baby, listening to baby's heartbeat, feeling Mom's belly to determine baby's position, screening for risk factors, and other procedures such as labwork to screen for anemia, gestational diabetes, and GBS).
- Birth Care
Comprehensive labor support, which includes clinical monitoring, comfort measures, support to co-parent and birth team, tracking of and suggestions for facilitation of progress, referral to resources (including acupuncturists, chiropractors, and backup hospital as appropriate), staying with the family until at least 3 hours after birth, making sure that both mom and baby are well settled and cared for.
- Postpartum Care
These visits include support in establishing breastfeeding, a telling together of the birth story, support in processing the emotional and physical changes involved in the postpartum period, education on what to expect and how to care for both mom and baby as they recover from birth and transition to their new lives together, referrals to resources, basic newborn care guidance, and a thorough clinical check-in with both mom and baby (involving vitals on both mom and baby, monitoring of mother's healing, weighing of baby, monitoring baby's intake and output, labwork such as the Newborn Screen, and more).
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