Birth & Beyond
I am on call 24 hours/7 days a week for your birth two weeks before and two weeks after your estimated due date.
Labor and Delivery Support
I offer support from the moment you feel you need me. I can come to your home and help with labor there, or meet you at the hospital. During this time, I will encourage relaxation, position changes, pain management techniques and comfort measures to aid in easing labor. My goal is to offer the care and support you need in order to achieve the birth you desire.
Breastfeeding support is also provided during immediate postpartum and during subsequent postpartum visits.
Immediate Postpartum Support
After your delivery, I will be available to help establish breastfeeding and bonding, infant care, and new family care. I can help with proper latch techniques and other breastfeeding basics. Your comfort and your new family’s comfort become my main priority. I know that this time is very special as you meet your new, beautiful baby, and I am sensitive to your wishes to bond as a family.
I will visit mother/couple within 5 days of giving birth. It is important that we discuss your birth, your thoughts–both highs and lows–about your journey. In this postpartum visit, we’ll also discuss your postpartum mood, breastfeeding, infant care, and I will find out if there is anything else you need.
I will also provide (if necessary) one more postpartum visit about one month after birth.