postpartum care

Today, in the United States, many of us push ourselves back into the same routines we’d had prior to giving birth, loooooong before we are ready. Physical and emotional exhaustion can lead to a wide variety of health problems - including postpartum depression.
Contrast our modern-day American experience with other cultures around the globe where, traditionally, mothers and their families are cared for daily by members of their community: grandmothers, aunts, friends, neighbors, or even a person or team of people hired by the family to help. In these post-birth traditions, new mothers are fed foods and drinks that nourish their healing bodies, they are massaged, bathed and supported emotionally into their new role as “Mother.”
— Kate Andrew, midwife


Postpartum Midwifery Care Within the Comfort of Your Own Home

It is typical in hospital birth practices for mom and baby to see their care provider 1-2 times, after birth. For many, this leaves a gap of several weeks where one is left to wonder, Is this normal? Is my baby getting enough to eat? Is my body healing correctly? I wish I had someone to ask, without getting everybody in the car and going somewhere...

We have another option: In-home postpartum visits with an experienced midwife.

Here is what a typical visit looks like:

  • A warm mug of tea in your hand and time and space to talk. You can ask questions and talk about whatever you’d like to talk about — your birth, how your night went, how the adjustment to life with this baby (or babies) is going, how you are feeling physically/emotionally/mentally/spiritually — whatever you’d like to talk about.

  • Clinical Checks for You: Measure your pulse and blood pressure, feel your fundal height, assess your bleeding, perineum and/or incision healing and breast health.

  • Check-in On Baby: We can listen to heart and breath sounds, do a weight and length check and perform basic head-to-toe exams. We can also talk about and answer questions regarding newborn behavior, growth patterns and developmental milestones.

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Recommendations on how to feel your best and referrals to other practitioners if you need additional support.

If this type of in-home support sounds like something you would like to add into your postpartum care plan, click on the link below, to setup your first visit.

Haven’t had your baby yet and want to set things up in advance? Perfect. Just click on the link and we will take care of you, too.

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