Prenatal care typically begins around 10 weeks or after a positive pregnancy test. An initial visit consists of a health history review, questions, and a consent to care.
Visits take place in the comfort of the client’s own home, or in Madrona’s home office. If needed, telehealth is also an option due to Covid 19. A lovely benefit of home based Midwifery care is the inclusion of siblings and partners at visits if desired by the client.
Prenatal visits are approximately 1 hour long. This provides ample time to share a cup of tea, and engage in a discussion that enables the client to share in a relaxed manner and have specific questions answered.
There will be monitoring of the ongoing health and wellness of both baby and pregnant parent, an assessment of vital signs, fundal height measurements, fetal heart tone observations, and labs as needed.
One goal of prenatal care is to establish a relationship between midwife and client that will serve as a foundation for the continuity of care.
DURING OUR SESSIONS
We often discuss nutrition, lifestyle, relationships, community resources, and informed decisions for various routine prenatal options. There will be monitoring of the ongoing health and wellness of both baby and pregnant parent.
Hourly visits once a month from initial visit to 28 weeks gestation.
Every 2 weeks between 28 - 36 weeks
* Weekly visits begin at 36 weeks until the birth.
A birth team visit will occur between 35 and 37 weeks. This provides an opportunity for those that plan to be present at the birth to meet and get to know each other before labor.
Sometimes there is a need or desire for co-care or complimentary care. These options are available within the community, and Madrona is happy to provide referrals or recommendations to other local providers as needed.
The prenatal visit schedule is as follows:
DURING OUR SESSIONS
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Choosing a midwife is a personal and meaningful process.
I welcome you to take time to discuss your questions and learn more about what makes midwifery care so unique. In a complimentary one hour interview we can dive into your particular needs, and explore whether Rose & Oak is a good fit for you.