Natural birth encompasses so many elements to come to fruition. Some or all of these elements can influence your birth positively, such as a loving, supportive partner (and/or family support), a safe environment & home life, healthy nutrition, joyful mind & body, acceptance of change & growth, self-healing of past traumas, trusting the natural process of birth, acceptance and welcoming of a new soul into your life.
Labor & Birth Details
Midwives typically arrive once a client is in active labor
Monitoring mom & baby’s vitals and overall stability
Prepare birth certificate paperwork & assistance for their submittal to vital records
We are available to our moms (on call) 24/7 by phone for concerns and to notify when labor starts.
Preservative free Vitamin K for baby or Oral Vitamin K drops (add on with birth kit)
Hiring a Doula is highly recommended for first time moms because they need more physical & emotional help during the first stage of labor
Detailed Newborn Exam which includes weighing baby
Postnatal care: First visit 24-48 hours after birth; 2-3 office visits thereafter up to 6 weeks (appointments can be spaced out as much as you like)
Birth support and immediate postnatal care (typically 3-4 hours after birth)
We highly recommend keeping visitors and your family to a minimum, because birth is an intimate act of nature, not a spectator sport (it can add an extra hour onto your labor, for every extra person attending, so please bear that in mind)
Can provide eye ointment (recommended for active Chlamydia & Gonorrhea)
Conception planning & PAP smears available at final postpartum
It took an intimate act to create life and it takes an intimate setting to bring forth life.
– Erin Ashley