As your Monetrice we will...
-Meet with you and your partner to discuss your desired birth experience
-Assist you with the creation of a birth plan
-Attend to you at home while in labor and can check your cervix before heading to the hospital
-Assist you with deciding when to head to the hospital
-Attend the hospital to support you for your birth whether it be an induction, spontaneous labor or scheduled cesarean
-Provide emotional support to you and your family during labor, birth and immediate postpartum
-Are also Certified Massage Therapists who use massage and other relaxation comfort measures in labor
-Are proficient in Spinning Babies techniques www.SpinningBabies.com
-Always provide evidence-based information
-Help expecting parents to become informed about various birth choices
-Help the parents prepare a plan for communication between the birther and care provider
A Monitrice is a licensed midwife who provides the care of a midwife and the support of a doula but will accompany you to the hospital to birth your baby.
As a Licensed Midwife a Monitrice can listen to baby’s heart tones, check mother’s vitals, give IV
fluids or antibiotics and check cervical dilation. If you prefer we can provide a birth tub to labor in at home. we assist you with deciding when its time to head to the hospital or birth center.
Once at the hospital, a Monitrice will continue to provide emotional and physical support to keep the birthing person comfortable during labor. Your Monetrice will stay for the initial postpartum period to help with breastfeeding and any other support you may need.