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Homebirth Midwife

Many families seek a return to traditional and personalized approaches to their pregnancy and birth care. Prenatal visits, birth, and postpartum support in your home ensure you are more than just a name on a chart, you are known and valued as an equal partner and participant in your process. Midwifery care centers around the needs of each individual family, recognizing that your history, your culture, your beliefs and hopes play an integral role in your birth experience. I believe in the nature of birth and parenting, the strength of all families, and the value of strong support during the awesome transition to new parenthood. I hold close to my heart that a family will always remember the way they were made to feel during their birth and new parenting experience, however it unfolds.

Homebirth service includes complete prenatal care in the comfort of your home (or at the park, beach, or nature trail if you wish!) with visits lasting 30-60 minutes each, wellness counseling, routine diagnostic lab tests, continuous labor and birth support, 3 postpartum visits including lactation counseling, and access to lending library and resources. I utilize nutrition and herbal remedies whenever possible and have access to collaborative providers for consult and pharmaceutical treatments as needed.

The fee for maternity care is $6000. I work with a billing company to assist you with health insurance reimbursement. I am not currently in net work with Medicaid or private insurance companies, but I offer a family income based sliding scale to increase access to care. I am open to payment plans, bartering, and other creative solutions for compensation for dedicated families.

I also provide the same gentle and compassionate prenatal and postpartum home care for families who choose hospital birth due to risk factors or personal preference, this can be provided in conjunction with doula support or a la carte. Please contact me for details.

Doula & Lactation Support

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I first began birth work as a doula, and while I build my midwifery practice I am happy to offer doula support for families planning a hospital birth who desire more holistic prenatal counseling and additional postpartum lactation support. Doula service includes a free consultation to determine if we are a good match to work together, phone & email contact during your pregnancy, 2 prenatal visits to listen and discuss your hopes for your experience, provide education and support, continuous labor and birth support from home to hospital, immediate postpartum lactation support, and 2 postpartum home visits to support your family’s transition. Fee for doula support is $1200.

I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor and provide in-home breastfeeding support to families regardless of their birth location or provider. My fee for initial assessment and assistance visit is $70, follow up visits are $30, and include phone/text support.