BIRTH SERVICES

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My Birth Services

My Birth Services package includes two prenatal visits, continuous labor and delivery support, immediate postpartum support and one postpartum visit.   In addition, I am available via text, email, phone and FaceTime to provide support, resources and referrals during and after your pregnancy.


Prenatal Visit #1

I will visit you and your partner at your home around 33 weeks.  This is a get-to-know-you visit!  We will:

· Expand on what I have learned about you through your Welcome Packet

· Share resources on any specific questions or concerns you have

· Talk about how your pregnancy and prenatal care has progressed and your knowledge of and feelings about birth

· Review signs and stages of labor, when to call me, and informed decision making 

· Start to develop your birth preferences

· Work together to design an emotional and physical space that will make you feel safe and relaxed during labor

· Talk about movements and exercises for the last few weeks of pregnancy that will encourage the baby to move into position 


Prenatal Visit #2 

I will visit you and your partner at your home around 36 weeks.  We will:

· Practice early and active labor comfort measures 

· Talk about breast/feeding/pumping and how to prepare 

· Talk about your postpartum plan

· Review your birth preferences and discuss informed consent and informed dissent

· Find out how YOU are doing


Labor and Delivery

I will:

· Be on call for you starting at 38 weeks 

· Provide continuous emotional and physical support during labor and birth for you and for your partner

· Act as your birth bouncer to keep you feeling as safe, private and unobserved as possible

· Provide immediate postpartum support for the first 2 hours after birth until you are feeling ready to start your new chapter 

· Facilitate immediate skin-to-skin and provide immediate lactation/feeding support

· Document your birth through photography upon request


Postpartum Visit

I will visit you in your home 1-2 weeks after the birth to provide additional breast/feeding support, assist you in processing your birth story and help with any postpartum needs the family may have. Most importantly, I will check in with you to see how you are doing physically and emotionally, as you embark on the "Fourth Trimester".


Fees

I am happy to adapt my Birth Services package to fit your budget, therefore my fees vary depending on the type of service and level of need.