Welcome. We'd be deeply honored to support you in your upcoming birth experience. We currently serve parents-to-be in Eastern Massachusetts: North Shore, Metrowest, South Shore, Southcoast, Greater Boston Area, and Cape Cod. On this page, you'll learn about our beliefs, focus areas, and how the process works. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.
Every woman should have access to a trusted care-provider whenever concerns arise, which is why we're available 24 hours a day so that you feel safe, supported and honored during this life-changing time.
Pregnancy and childbirth is a normal, natural life-event which, in most situations, will proceed beautifully without intervention.
Birth is a family-centered experience, we believe our role is to guide and support the process while enhancing the family's power of unity.
The path to an empowered pregnancy and birth is through informed choice. We will provide information and resources to assist you in making informed decisions about all of your pregnancy and birth needs. This includes extensive information on nutrition, exercise, prenatal testing and newborn care.
A strong focus of midwifery care is building a relationship of trust and honesty. For this reason, all prenatal visits will last at least one hour.
VBAC & Waterbirth
Comprehensive Prenatal Care
in your home or our office
Pregnancy Lab Work, Ultrasound, Diagnostic Testing
Complete Postpartum Care
hospital labor support
Natural Birthing Classes & Hypnobirthing
Newborn Screening Exams
Breastfeeding Support & Counseling
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS:
0 - 28
We visit you monthly during
your 1st and 2nd trimesters.
28 - 36
After your 2nd trimester, we'll meet
with you twice per month.
36 - BIRTH
Once you hit the 36 week mark, we'll meet weekly until your baby arrives.
what happens when labor begins:
We (your birth team) will be with you throughout labor and the birth process.
We are here to monitor the natural process as it unfolds, guiding as necessary. We provide individually-tailored care which gives you the freedom to labor and birth as your body chooses without unnecessary interference and surrounded by those who support you. Complications are rare because of the excellent health status of our clients and because of the preventive care conducted prenatally. However, if there's a situation that begins to develop, it's addressed skillfully at home or we transport to an area hospital if necessary. We carry emergency equipment and pharmaceuticals to treat hemorrhage and perform newborn resuscitation in addition to herbal and homeopathic remedies. If transport becomes necessary, we will stay with you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR BABY ARRIVES:
We remain for several hours after the birth to make a meal, start laundry, and perform clean up. We also continue assessing mom and baby. A thorough newborn exam is performed next to you, so your baby will not be separated from you. We ensure that both mom and baby are well and the entire family is settled before we leave. Care during the postpartum period is vital to a woman's complete recovery as well as her long-term health. Postpartum home visits occur on day one, day three, and day five. At this time, we give you the proper documentation for the birth certificate and social security. Additionally, we come back around two weeks, four weeks and six weeks postpartum. During these visits, the physical and emotional well-being of the entire family is addressed as well complete newborn care.