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5 areas of care and support throughout pregnancy & birth

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Midwifery Care

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • Minimizing technological interventions

  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Copyright (c) 1996-2008, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.


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Prenatal Care

  • Prenatal care visits will take place on the following schedule:

    • Consult visit ANYTIME during pregnancy (interviewing the midwife)

    • First prenatal visit between 8-10 weeks

    • Monthly visits until 28 weeks

    • Biweekly visits from 28-36 weeks

    • Weekly visits from 36 weeks – birth

    • Additional visits as needed by the client, or deemed necessary by midwives

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Home Birth 

Waterbirth, Outside Birth, Traditional Birth, Birth Center Birth

  • Access labor

  • Monitor birthing person’s and baby’s vitals

  • Ready to support birth (birthing person, parent, sibling, family, or midwife catching)

  • Caring for the placenta

  • Monitor immediate postpartum

  • Assist with setting up breast/chestfeeding 

  • Be at the ready in case a transfer is necessary at any point

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  • 24-48 hours (newborn and birthing person care)

  • 1 week (newborn and birthing person care)

  • 2 week (newborn and birthing person care)

  • 4 weeks (optional) (birthing person care)

  • 6- 8 weeks postpartum (birthing person care)

As your midwife, I am on call and available 24/7 for emergencies and labor and birth contact.
For non-emergent contact, I am available Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

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Monitrice ( Discontinued as of 2022)

What is a Monitrice?! It is a Licensed Midwife that is also a person that is equipped with doula and midwifery skills. The benefit of having a Licensed Midwife as your doula is that I am able to assist you if you would like to labor at home until you are ready to go into the hospital. I am able to check the wellbeing of the laboring person and baby’s health, and also check the status of labor dilation.

This particular service is ideal for first time birthers and VBAC clients, that are interested in laboring longer in the comfort of their own home. Also for those that would like to reduce the need for interventions.

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$1,200 - 1,800 Doula Support (sliding scale)


$2,400 Monitrice (Doula + Midwifery Skills) Support


$800    Only Monitrice Services (Supportive Midwifery Skills)

Doula/Monitrice Package:

  • 2 Prenatal Visits 

  • Labor/Birth Support

  • 1 Postpartum Visits



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