“As a clinician and a researcher, I knew that birth centers were safe. As a mom and a midwife, I knew that birth centers gave women a meaningful choice.”
Considering pregnancy? That’s a great time to come see us. A healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy woman. And we midwives are pretty intense about women’s health!
We’re trained to provide primary-care services for women so we can take care of your annual exams, pap smears and birth control. And with our deep knowledge of reproduction and pregnancy, we’re ready to help you with fertility information and decisions about genetic testing for you and your partner.
Our hour-long, pre-pregnancy visit takes a holistic approach to wellness. We’ll go over all the things that affect your physical and emotional health, like your eating, sleeping, fitness, and stress level. Then we’ll help you come up with a few simple things you can do to improve overall wellness for you…and your future baby.
So much is new and exciting during this time. We’ll get started building 3 things together… your healthy pregnancy…a strong relationship with you and your family…and a supportive group of expecting parents.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
We’re doing everything we can think of to make your journey great.
That weight you’ve gained will soon become a clear baby bump. Pregnancy starts to feel very real this trimester! We’ll be working with you to stay as healthy as possible as you get ready for birth and life with a newborn. Along with your usual check-ups, your care includes:
You’re in the homestretch now! To prepare for the big day, we offer our own childbirth classes and refresher classes for experienced parents. Your prenatal care includes:
At our center, you’ll be in a homey birth suite with watchful guidance from your midwife who stays with you the whole time. If there’s a need for more care, we’ve already teamed up with a nearby hospital for quick and seamless transfers. If you prefer, you can have your prenatal care with us and plan a hospital birth.
We’re here to help you have the birth you want.
When you arrive in labor, your care team will be waiting and you’ll feel the benefits of all your preparation for this moment.
The constant support of your midwife will keep you calm as labor unfolds. You’ll have a choice of methods to soothe pain…deep soaking tubs for labor and water birth…nitrous oxide… TENS units…birth balls and stools…pilates bars…sterile water papules…extra-large showers…essential oils…massage…and moving as you wish. These are methods that work.
You can have as many family and friends in your suite as you wish – or let them relax in our comfortable waiting room. Our kitchen is available for everyone to use, too.
If you want an epidural for pain, or if your condition changes, we’re prepared to move you quickly to the hospital nearby. In some centers, our midwives will be able to support you through birth at the hospital, too.
Your birth. Your terms. We really do mean it.
There’s a lot to celebrate, but we know a little baby brings big changes, too. That’s why we continue to support your whole family after birth…