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​​At Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center, we  are passionate about educating, encouraging and empowering parents to find the path that is right for them and their baby. 


We carefully monitor the progress of your pregnancy and labor, and recommend appropriate care if complications arise.  All parents should have informed choice, not just informed consent. We believe our job is to provide excellent, unbiased information and resources and trust that no one wants better for your baby than you! We offer safe, gentle, compassionate and evidence based care to mothers and their partners who are seeking an alternative to the medical model of care during pregnancy and birth.

 

Our global care fee includes prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum care and newborn assessment and care (up to 6 weeks of life for newborns).  The services included in your fees are:​


  • Midwife, RN birth assistant and doula intern, if desired
  • Regular reviews of your food choices and supplements, with simple advice to tweak your diet and maximize your nutrition
  • Full prenatal care, including once monthly visits until 28 weeks, then twice weekly until 36 weeks and then weekly until birth. Visits will be done at our Birth Center, in one of our comfortable and friendly exam rooms.
  • ​Labor and birth in one of our beautiful new birth suites
  • Newborn exam on the bed next to you a few hours after the birth, and well newborn care for the first 6 weeks of life.  And breastfeeding support!  No birth is complete until we have a babe on the breast.
  •  Suturing, if needed, for 1st and 2nd degree tears
  • 24 hour availability of midwife for labor, birth or emergency situations
  • After the birth, care is still important!  First postpartum visit at 24-72 hours will be done in your home, and includes your baby's Newborn Metabolic Screening.  Additional office visits at 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks and a final postpartum check up at 6-8 weeks after birth. 

Midwifery Services

Doulas

  • E-mail, text and phone communication, as needed
  • We’ll complete FMLA or other employment forms necessary for maternity leave
  • Heel stick for the Newborn Metabolic Screening, as required per state guidelines
  • Newborn Vitamin K injection and eye medication prophylaxis, if you chose
  • Ordering of the standard prenatal lab tests, and any needed or desired ultrasounds (We never require an ultrasound unless there is a medical concern)
  • In the case of an Rh-negative mother, cord blood lab work to determine the baby’s blood type is included.


Choosing a care provider during this special time is one of the most important decisions you’ll make and will affect not only your pregnancy, birth and baby, but your life. 

 You will never forget your birth.   


Let’s talk about what you want your birth to look like


"Having a highly trained obstetrical surgeon attend a normal birth is analogous to having a pediatric surgeon babysit a healthy 2-year-old."

~ M. Wagner