Midwifery Services

Home Birth

Complete maternity care includes care of the pregnant woman throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and after birth until up to 8 weeks after birth, as well as care of the newborn until 6 weeks of age. Care is holistic, considering your individual needs and preferences, your support people and family, and all aspects of your health. Treatment modalities include herbs, nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle counseling, and referrals to complementary medicine practitioners when desired.

 

Supplemental Care

Are you planning to birth in a hospital, but would like the extra attention and support provided by a midwife during pregnancy and after birth? Supplemental care includes prenatal support in the comfort of your own home, labor and birth support, and postpartum care.

 

Additional Services

Other services include family planning counseling, annual exams, childbirth education classes, birth tub rental for current clients, and a free lending library for current clients.

Prenatal Care

  • All routine care is provided in your home (note: some aspects of care may be provided virtually when symptoms of illness are present)
  • Monthly visits until 30 weeks gestation, then every two weeks until after 36 weeks, then once a week until birth
  • Hour-long visits include support for your physical and emotional needs, education relevant to where you are at in pregnancy, and assessment of your health and your baby's well-being (heart rate, movements, growth, position)
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling are provided to encourage optimal health
  • Lab tests can be performed in your home or by referral
  • Ultrasounds are offered by referral
  • Referrals are made for obstetrical consultations when indicated

Care During Labor & Birth

  • Emotional and physical support provided by two midwives
  • Ongoing assessment of your health and baby’s health
  • Intermittent fetal heart monitoring (using a handheld doppler)
  • Comfort measures for labor
  • Support for the normal birth process
  • Management of emergencies when indicated
  • Both midwives are skilled in neonatal resuscitation (helping babies breathe)
  • Complete newborn exam performed with baby in your arms or near your side
  • Perineal assessment (aka, "checking for tears") and repair of common lacerations with your consent
  • Assistance with breastfeeding
  • Clean up is taken care of by your midwives
  • Continuous support during hospital transport, when indicated 

After the Baby Comes

  • Home visits at 24-48 hours after birth, 3-5 days, 10-21 days, and 6-8 weeks
  • Additional visits by Zoom or phone as needed
  • Birth certificate filing
  • Routine newborn bloodspot and critical congenital heart disease screening
  • Referral for newborn hearing screening, if desired
  • Lactation support
  • Well-baby care (up to 6 weeks of age)
  • Support for your health needs up to 12 weeks after birth
  • Connection to community resources as needed
  • Support for sexuality and family planning
  • Lab tests and referrals when indicated

Contact the midwife to set up a free consultation or for more information.

 

Do you have health insurance? If it is a POS, PPO, or "out-of-network" plan, then you may be eligible for some level of reimbursement. Red Tent Midwifery has partnered with Reimbursify for you to easily submit your claims for out-of-network health insurance reimbursement from your smartphone. Download the app and get your first claim free.