Birthdance Midwifery

Services

Comprehensive Prenatal Care

  • Complementary initial interview
  • Prenatal visits (30min-90mins):
    • Every 4 weeks until 26-28 wks
    • Every 2 weeks until 35-37wks
    • One home visit at 35wks
    • Weekly in our office from 36 wks. until the birth
  • Physical evaluation of mother/baby unit 
  • Lab work, prenatal screening/genetic testing and ultrasounds are available.
  • Counseling regarding nutrition, exercise/physical activities and emotional well-being at each visit
  • Medical referral as needed 
  • Available to clients 24/7 for question and concerns
  • Holistic approach to common concerns includes botanical medicine, vitamin and other supplements, homeopathy and referrals for alternative healing modalities
  • Experienced VBAC attendance

Labor and Birth

  • On-call status starting at 37 weeks
  • Hands-on supportive guidance and appropriate monitoring during labor and birth
  • Encouragement for partner/family involvement throughout labor and birth
  • Experienced water birth attendance
  • Botanical medicine to promote and/or support labor and birth
  • Continuation of our support during a hospital transport
  • Appropriate monitoring and/or observation of mother and newborn during immediate postpartum
  • General newborn exam
  • Care for a minimum of 4-6 hours after birth

Postpartum Care

  • 24hr On-call status until 5th day postpartum
  • Postpartum visits:
    • In home on days 1, 3, and 5 
    • A final postpartum home visit on week 2
    • Last postpartum visit in the office on week 6.
  • Monitoring mother’s healing process
  • Monitoring newborn’s feeding patterns and weight
  • Breastfeeding support
  • California Newborn Screening available
  • Birthdance Midwifery postpartum booklet
    • available in PDF
  • “Closing of the Bones” with heat treatment (traditional Mexican method)
  • Botanical medicine to promote health and wellness
  • V Steam

Well Woman Care

  • PAP-smear exams 
  • STI screening
  • Botanical medicine to promote health and wellness

Other Services

  • Placental Encapsulation
    • approximately 150+ placenta capsules
    • baby’s umbilical cord loving dried & returned
    • Raw preparation
  • Birth Montrice
    • 2-3 visit during the prenatal period
    • labor support in home and hospital
      • limited clinical assessment in home: fetal heart tone checks, blood pressure, cervical assessment
    • 2-3  visits during the postpartum period
      • 1-2 during the first week and 1 at 2 weeks
  • Doula services
    • 2-3 visits during the prenatal period
    • labor support in home and hospital
    • 2-3 visits during the postpartum period
      • 1-2 during the first week and 1 at 2 weeks
  • V-Steams
    • Optional for clients at 6 wks postpartum
    • Available to non-clients
    • Discussion to choose appropriate herbs for steaming
    • Private and clean environment