my practice style combines traditional midwifery wisdom and evidence based research to fully support a natural birthing experience.
Full Circle Midwifery is a self-pay practice. Check, cash, and most major credit cards are accepted.
If you have private insurance, we will assist you in obtaining "out of network" benefits.
The complete home birth midwifery service package includes:
LABOR & DELIVERY
Physiological labor support and management starting in active labor (6cm dilated). Giving birth at home allows you to labor and birth in a familiar surrounding. You have total control in temperature, lighting, sound, the ability to eat/drink as desired, and who is present for the birth of your baby.
Use of pillows, birth stool, rebozo are some pain relieving techniques that we use, that also help to shorten labor time and achieve optimal fetal position in the pelvis. During labor, I will be conscious of your unique needs, whether it be privacy or gentle encouragement. I offer low intervention, "tincture of time" style management during your delivery. All the necessary supplies will be set up for the delivery of your baby - including oxygen and medications - as well as equipment to monitor your vital signs and baby's heartbeat. We will create an emergency plan of care together at 37 weeks of your pregnancy. Your birth team will provide continuous labor support until delivery, even if a transfer is necessary and birth occurs in the hospital. Click here to explore what your Midwife will bring to the birth.
A birth kit brought to your home at the 36 week home visit (disposable supplies for your birth, herbal sitz bath mix and other items to enhance your postpartum experience).
Regular Prenatal care
(1X/month until 28 weeks, 2x/month from 28-36 weeks and 1x/week from 36-42 weeks, or delivery)
Regular postpartum care
(48 hours, 7 days (if needed), 2 weeks and 6 weeks postpartum)
Newborn care through week 2, in conjunction with your pediatrician.
STANDARD OB LABS
All standard OB labs.
The complete obstetric anatomy scan occurs between 18-21 weeks and gives us a detailed scan of your developing baby. There are many aspects of the pregnancy that the ultrasonographer will assess during this ultrasound to ensure your baby is developing normally.
Waterbirth is often referred to as the "Midwife's Epidural" and I am happy to help incorporate it into your birth plan. Some labor and birth in the tub, while others prefer to get out for the delivery. A professional birth pool is included in your care with Full Circle Midwifery. We will provide you with a supply list for your waterbirth.
A birth assistant works hard to maintain order and cleanliness of the birth space, assists the midwife at time of delivery, helps the midwife chart the birth, disinfects and deflates the pool, keeps the birth team (You too, Dad!) hydrated and nourished, and does a load of laundry after birth.