Midwifery What Do We Do?

Services

Preconception Counseling
To help you prepare your thoughts and body in anticipation of a pregnancy as well as family planning services to help you after birth in planning the timing and size of your ultimate family.
Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Having the optimal maternity care and birthing experience involves so much more than just the physical well-being of the mother and baby. We address the whole woman and offer an understanding of their own unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Nutrition and Diet
Counseling with recommendations.
Routine Gynecological Care
Includes annual pelvic, pap smear and breast examinations, treatment for infections and contraception/family planning.

Procedures

Hypno-Birthing
Combines relaxation, breathing and visualization techniques to ease pain and
empower women to release fear and build confidence.
Showering
Benefits include:

  • Heat relaxes muscles and feels good on pain.
  • Pressure of the water running over the laboring body can help alleviate the discomfort of contractions.
  • Movement of the water over a laboring woman’s body is very soothing too.
  • Sound of the water hitting the tiles and running into the drain can be relaxing for many laboring women. Many women find focusing on a relaxing sound during a contraction to be helpful.

Birthing Ball
During labor the birthing ball assists you into beneficial positions that make birth easier and less painful, helps to open and create space in the pelvis for your baby to come down, provides great support and helps to conserve energy.
Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
Relaxation, Music and Lighting
Comfortable surroundings will help both your mind and body relax during labor. Whether you’re giving birth in a hospital, at home, or somewhere in between, outlining your preference for what you’ll be seeing and hearing around you is an important component of the birth plan.
Movement
We encourage movement and walking in labor as long as it is safe..
Medication
We retain the ability to give medication or an epidural for pain relief if you need it or want it.