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Prenatal Care

Pre-Birth

Total care from the moment we meet.

As midwives, we believe in continuity of care which means that you will be developing a relationship of trust with us through your pregnancy.

This means the earlier we start getting to know each other the better!

Includes:

Prenatal Visits

Our appointments will never be rushed. Your questions will be answered and topics brought up for your consideration before you have to make a decision. Because you meet with us at every appointment, we build a relationship of trust and work together well through your pregnancy and birth.

  • Preconception interviews
  • Free 1 hour consultation with your midwife
  • Every four weeks until 32 weeks of pregnancy
  • Every two weeks from 32-36 weeks of pregnancy
  • Weekly visits from 36 to 42 weeks of pregnancy or birth

Informed Consent

No test is mandatory. Some are more strongly recommended than others, but as parents choosing a home birth, you are already taking more responsibility for your pregnancy and birth outcome and desire to take the decision making power back – and we freely give it.

  • Medical / Pregnancy history
  • Access to sonograms (if needed)
  • Lab work
  • Blood grouping
  • Antibody screening
  • Titre
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis screen
  • Hematocrit / Hemoglobin
  • HIV (if requested)

Care

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  • Blood pressure / Pulse monitoring
  • Weight gain assessment
  • Fetal well-being assessment
  • Heart rate
  • Growth
  • Activity
  • Position

Education

Resources are made easily accessible – from recommended reading, to watching movies from our library. Referrals to other professionals are made when it makes sense for the parents.

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pregnancy / Childbirth education

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