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March 2, 2018

I often get asked about the requirements for a home birth.

"I live in a small apartment, can I give birth there?" 

"I live on the third floor, is that ok?"

"We are a multigenerational family sharing space."

"What will I do with my older kids?"

"Will I need a Doula?"

Lon...

February 20, 2018


While home birth is typically thought of for only "low risk" pregnancies, very little information is available regarding how risk is determined. Here is a handy breakdown of conditions that would require consultation, referral or transfer of care. 

Contraindicatio...

February 1, 2018

While I do not expect my clients to drastically change their lifestyle for pregnancy, here are a few small steps you can take to a healthier you during your pregnancy.

  • See your midwife early in pregnancy

  • Keep your appointments

  • Get treatment for all infecti...

January 6, 2018

There are lots of simple changes you can make and small preparations you can plan for in order to make your home birth successful. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Nourishment

It is important to eat and drink regularly in pregnancy, and labor is no exception. When you ge...

December 10, 2017

One of the most common questions about homebirth is, “What will I need?” While the list of supplies varies from birth to birth, there are some basic things that I recommend my clients gather in preparation for the birth.

I ask my clients to order my custo...

November 26, 2017

  • Quality care is...prenatal visits that allow enough time to ask questions, understand care options, and share concerns. Midwives generally allot one hour per visit.

  • Quality care is...your provider taking the time to explain options and alternatives in prenatal...

October 10, 2017

As your Midwife, I offer in-house prenatal labs. You will not have to take the time to go to a freestanding lab, I can draw all of the necessary blood at your visit. 

Initial prenatal blood work includes the following: 

Blood Type 
This test determines you...

September 2, 2017

Who is the ideal candidate for a home birth? 

I often get inquiries from families who want to know if they can safely birth at home. Often they’ve been led to believe their pregnancies are “high risk” because they are over 35, they’re overweight, they’ve had a prior ces...

August 15, 2017

Be it a Obstetrician, Midwife or Doula, it is imperative that you and your provider's philosophy and priorities match. Some of the questions I am asked the most are listed below. These questions help narrow down the providers philosophy and experience. For more questio...

August 11, 2017

I pride myself on being a VBAC supportive provider, rather than a "tolerant" provider. I welcome you to explore my services and how I can support you in having the VBAC that you desire.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding VBAC.

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