30-60 minute prenatal appointments
1X/month until 28 weeks
2x/month from 28-36 weeks (one in-home visit around 37 weeks)
1x/week from 36-42 weeks, or delivery
Full physical exam of the newborn, breastfeeding support,
and 3 one-hour postpartum visits.
24-48 hours (performed in-home)
LABS AND ULTRASOUNDS
Lab draws occur in-office and are billed to your insurance.
We include one ultrasound, that is performed at our office or in home (travel fee), by Meet your Miracle Mobile Ultrasound.
LABOR & DELIVERY
When your baby is due
your due date at 40 weeks is really more of a due “zone”
you may give birth with FCM anytime from 37 weeks up to 42 weeks
those giving birth to their first baby often birth closer to 41 weeks
We promote the natural, physiologic flow of birth. Birth is an opportunity to honor a woman's innate wisdom. 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. We monitor and ensure safety by regular monitoring of vital signs and baby’s heart tones using a hand-held doppler. We carry on-site emergency equipment and medications including IV fluids and resuscitation equipment. We will provide continuous care and support in the event of a hospital transport.
Water birth 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 list of supplies to purchase for your water birth.
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 will even do a load of laundry after birth.
ONE IN-HOME PEDIATRIC VISIT
A holistic pediatric visit performed in the comfort of your home at around 72 hours postpartum.
POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
4 hours of daytime postpartum doula support by one of my favorite local doulas. The goal is to "mother the mother" in the first days postpartum. This means different things to different people at different times, but a few things you might see during a daytime shift are:
Discussing any questions that have come up regarding postpartum and newborn care
Demonstrate swaddling techniques
Light house cleaning
Caring for baby so mom can nap/shower/get some alone time
Payment plan: We ask that the entire fee is paid in full by 36 weeks. If you have insurance that you would like to try to receive reimbursement from, you may complete the verification of benefits form below to get an estimate of what will be covered. Please note, reimbursement does not happen until all services are rendered and does not change how Full Circle is paid. Claims are submitted within 1-2 weeks after the birth.
Sliding scale discount: We offer a sliding scale discount to families who qualify. This is determined by the federal poverty guidelines and our availability for that calendar month.
Busy Mama add-on: All visits, with the exception of blood work and problem visits, can occur in the home. There is a $1 fee per mile/roundtrip. This is calculated based on the distance from your home to the office.
The complete home birth midwifery service package includes:
"She took the time to get to know me and build trust, which I believe was the foundation of such an amazing birth" -Sunie M.