As midwives we treat each client individually with customized care.  We provide a holistic approach with offering alternative healing services like massage and support groups for talk therapy.  Our clinic is the hub of our practice, creating a home like setting for consultations, prenatal and postpartum appointments, classes and groups. The enchanting ambiance will create a sense of peace and comfort for the entire family during their visit.  This comfortable philosophy will be carried to our client’s homes as we provide services that are not intrusive of their homes or energetic environment.
Mt Helix Midwives strives to listen without reserve, to a birther’s intuition and guide them to embrace birth with wisdom and acceptance. We treat all of our clients like family and give individualized care combined with alternative therapies.

Our objectives:

  • Foster a home like environment where families feel comfortable visiting for their wellness and maternity care

  • Provide a safe, comfortable birth experience and individualized care

  • Provide complementary therapies to enhance the maternity experience and aide in a smooth pregnancy and postpartum period

  • Create a strong community that gives families a place to feel at home

Home Birth Midwifery Services

Includes: Prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum care up to 6 weeks: nutritional counseling, natural family planning, Diagnostic Testing (lab work is additional if not covered by insurance)

 

Course of Care:

We follow a similar schedule of visits as an OBGYN with more frequent visits as needed.

Our standard of care is 60 minutes per appointment

Every 4-6 weeks until 28 weeks of gestation then

Every 2-3 weeks until 36 weeks then

Once a week until birth

 

 Week 6-12:

  • Establish Care; review client's history and medical records, prenatal & physical exam, initial prenatal lab work (antibody screen, hemoglobin and hematocrit to check for anemia, blood type, STI testing) 

  • Referral for optional initial ultrasound to: establish estimated due date, evaluate fetal growth and development, placenta location and nuchal translucency.

  • PAP if indicated 

  • Discuss birthing options

  • Nutritional & supplement counseling

  • Immunization counseling

  • Discuss teratogens, workplace safety, body dynamics, signs and symptoms, things to avoid, nausea & vomiting

  • Discuss childbirth education options

 

Week 13-17 

  • Prenatal exams 

  • Blood panel, urine culture, STD screening, genetic screening

  • Nutritional counseling

 

Week 18-27 

  • Prenatal exams

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Discuss anticipated discomforts, warning signs, breastfeeding and nutrition.

 

Labor Discussion and Preparation

 

Week 28-35 

  • Three Prenatal Exams, Antibody Screening, Repeat CBC, RhoGam administration, Glucose Tolerance Testing.

  • Birth Plan

 

Week 36

GBS Testing and home visit

 

Week 37 - 42

 

Labor & Birth

 

The midwives will be on call for you 24/7 and you will notify us when you water has broken or when you are experiencing frequent contractions. We will evaluate over the phone or visit your home for an exam. At that time, we will make a plan to set-up for birth!

 

Postpartum Course of Care:

Our postpartum care is very extensive as we provide:

24 hour post birth phone call to check on Mom & baby.

Day 2: Home visit postpartum & newborn exam, weight check. 

Week 1: Home visit exams and newborn screen, weight check.

Week 2: Clinic visit exams and weight check

Week 6: Clinic visit exams with weight check and issue letter for social security

6 Months: Clinic visit exams with weight check and Well Woman exam and Pap

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