Visits take place in your home or at my office - you choose. We talk about you and your baby's well-being and support you both to be healthy. All your questions are addressed and we talk about your birth and the postpartum time. We discuss nutrition as well as the standard screening & testing options that are available. I provide you with resources for things like: Childbirth education, Yoga classes, Acupuncture, Chiropractic care, Herbs, Homeopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Massage, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Groups for LGBTQ and alternative families, single and choice parents, mothers and fathers, Sibling preparation, Pediatrician options and Vaccination considerations.
You are invited to all activities hosted by the Bay Area Homebirth Collective: http://bayareahomebirth.org
Many consider this part of care the most unexpected and nurturing! For six weeks I come to your home (often your bedside) to support, both you and your baby, with healing, thriving, bonding, nursing and integrating this big life transition.
Throughout our entire relationship, you can be assured you will always reach me directly, by phone, email or text
During labor and birth I safeguard you and your baby's wellbeing as you take the time you need to birth your baby. In early labor we stay in close contact. By active labor I arrive to your home and remain with you through your birth. A second midwife arrives closer to the time your baby is born. After your birth, there is often a sense of timelessness as you and your baby are skin to skin getting to know each other. Several hours later we leave; after your baby has nursed and been weighed, you have eaten, your home is cleaned up and you are all tucked in bed ready for sleep.
- Pap smears
- STI screening
- Nutritional Counseling