Collaborative Midwifery Care for Hospital Birth

For families choosing or needing to birth in the hospital who want a more individualized care experience, I offer collaborative care with hospital providers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Collaborative care can be tailored to your individual family’s needs and desires, but generally includes:

  • 2-4 hour long prenatal visits
  • Information and resources in pregnancy
  • On-call availability for birth beginning at 38 weeks
  • Montrice support during labor
  • 1-2 postpartum home visits for parent and baby
 

Montrice Care

As your Montrice I will do everything that a doula does - and a lot more! Montrice support differs from doula care because I use my clinical skills and knowledge to support you in your pregnancy and labor process. In pregnancy I can feel your baby’s position and listen to your baby’s heartbeat. In labor I can monitor your vitals and listen to your baby’s heartbeat while at home, and can check your cervical dilation to help you decide when to go to the hospital. At the hospital, I will continue to provide physical, emotional, and informational support through the birth of your baby, and will help you establish a great latch and take lots of pictures (if desired). In the postpartum, I will return to your home to check on how your family’s doing, process your birth, provide infant feeding support and answer any questions that are coming up for you.

 queer family with transgender dad minutes after natural hospital birth of newborn baby jude

 

Postpartum Care for Families Birthing in the Hospital

The United States in one of the only western countries that does not provide postpartum home care to families following delivery. For families wanting or needing additional postpartum care for parent and baby after discharge from the hospital, I’m here to help. Home based postpartum care includes:

  • Thorough review of your health history
  • Taking parent and baby vitals, including weighing your baby
  • Lactation and infant feeding support
  • Education and support for nursing, healing, and caring for your baby
  • Answering your questions
  • Providing referrals to complementary care providers, and screening for conditions requiring a higher level of care

I offer postpartum care on a per hour or package basis, depending on your families need. Families choosing a 10 day postpartum package will have access to on-call services during my time as your care provider, where I am available 24/7 for questions or concerns.