Midwifery Services

$4,000

 

 

Pregnancy and Birth Services

All of the following are included:

  • Prenatal Care:

    • You’re invited to begin prenatal care with me at whatever stage in your pregnancy you choose.  The most common phase to begin visiting a midwife is in the early to mid second trimester (12-16 weeks pregnant).   Each visit is about an hour and 15 minutes.  We can schedule a longer visit if you feel that you may need extra support.  Each prenatal is a unique, collaborative process.  There are some keystones that we’ll cover each time - such as measuring your growing belly, feeling the position of the baby, and listening to baby’s heartbeat.  We’ll also check in about how you’re feeling and address any discomforts or worries you may have.  We will give equal focus to your body, mind, and spirit; this allows for deepening trust between midwife and mother, which I believe ultimately can lead to a more enriching birth experience.  Of course, your partners, children, and anyone who might be at your birth are welcome to attend with you!

  • Prenatal Massage:

    • Each prenatal visit you’re invited to relax and enjoy a simple pregnancy massage that promotes circulation and relaxation!
  • Routine Labwork:
    • The cost of initial labwork is NOT covered in the fee listed above.  Additional lab work will be performed at cost if necessary.
  • On-Call Support
    • As your midwife I will be available for consultation during regular business hours every day of the week by phone or by email.  You may call me at any time, day or night, to address any serious health or safety concern (the signs of which we will cover during prenatal appointments). Beginning at 37 weeks gestation (within the date limits of birthing your baby) I will be on call to attend your birth.  
  • Birth Attendance: 
    • Normally, I'll arrive when you enter active labor and remain with you until at least 3 hours after you give birth - and longer if necessary.  After the baby and placenta are born- and the golden space of baby's first moments have been honored- I will ensure you get something nourishing to eat and drink, have help to use the bathroom and shower if you’d like.  I’ll do a gentle and thorough exploration of  baby, take care of all remnants of the birth, and have the laundry in the washer before I leave your house.  When all is settled and well, I’ll leave your beautiful new family tucked into bed to rest.
  • Postpartum Care: 
    • Postpartum care includes four home-visits. I will come to your house for the first postpartum visit between 24-48 hours after the birth.  I will perform a thorough check-in to assess your needs, and the well-being of you and your new family, at this time and at each visit thereafter.  A second and third home-visit will occur between 3-7 days postpartum and between 2 and 4 weeks.  Space will be made to process and integrate your birth experience each time we meet.  We will also weigh your baby together at each visit, and breastfeeding and other support will be offered, according to your needs and desires.  The final postpartum visit is around 6 weeks postpartum.  This is a special visit in which an honoring of your transformation into new parent will be offered and witnessed.  This visit incorporates a physical ‘closing’ after the intense opening of the birth experience and is a nurturing offering aimed to help you reintegrate into the world, whole and healed.

 Placenta Encapsulation

$200/$150 for birth clients

 

This service includes:

  • 80-125 Dried Placenta Capsules
  • Placenta Print (optional): 
    • A keepsake that, like a fingerprint, maps the vein structures of the baby side of the placenta. 
  • Cord Keepsake (optional): 
    • The umbilical cord dried into the shape you choose.  Most commonly a spiral or heart.
  • Placenta Tincture ($20): The longest-lasting way to access the nutrients and magic of your placenta.  The placenta is extracted in alcohol.  This tincture, if stored correctly, will preserve the beneficial components of the placenta indefinitely.  You can save it to take when your menses returns postpartum, or even to take during menopause!  

If you’d like to explore more about placenta encapsulation, download my pamphlet: {COMING SOON}

  • Placenta Readings ($20): The placenta is the only thing that is genetically exactly ½ baby and ½ parents!  It can be seen as a map of the child’s life, read in a similar way to how one intuitively reads the lines on your palm.  This can be a collective activity between your family and myself, or I can make a written record of my own intuitive observations to return to you with the placenta.
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Vaginal Steams

$50/1 hour session

or 5 Sessions for $200

 

Vaginal steaming is a practice that has been handed down through many generations by the traditional healers and midwives of Central and South America to cleanse the uterus and balance the female reproductive system.  The rejuvenating and balancing effects of vaginal steams are well known among the traditional healers and midwives of Central and South America.  Many discomforts and illnesses of the female reproductive tract stem from incomplete shedding of the uterine lining during menses and after childbirth.   A vaginal steam works by allowing the steam and essential oils of specific herbs to permeate the outer layer of the uterine canal, to soften and release any of the uterine lining that hasn’t been expelled with menstruation.  Call today for a consultation.

To learn more about vaginal steams, see my article below:


Doula Services

$1,000

 

A birth doula acts as a resource for information, advocacy, and support physically and emotionally throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy and the entirety of the birth experience.  The doula and birthing family meet 2 or 3 times before the birth to get clear on the doula’s role, and to communicate about the family’s goals and visions for the birth.  Information and resources may be shared or recommended at this time, and any questions will be addressed.  Many ideas come up during these sessions, including elements the family may not have thought of.  I personally enjoy helping you formulate affirmations and/or practices during these meetings that can be used to remind you and center you during your labor.  The birth doula may attend you during a birth in a birth center, home, or hospital.

My goal as a doula is to integrate seamlessly into your support team (of whomever you choose) during your labor, to help enhance what is working and to shift anything that is not.  Tools I may use for emotional and physical support include:

  • Light massage (effleurage)
  • Guided visualization
  • Breathing techniques
  • Rebozo work (techniques done with a long piece of fabric, used in Mexico and South America for many generations)
  • Position changes: suggestions and assistance
  • Providing back and hip pressure
  • Essential oils
  • Suggesting ways the support team can help
  • Setting a comfortable and conducive environment
  • Advocating for your desires with your care providers