First, they are now providing Monitrice Services. A monitrice is a doula who offers physical, informational, and emotional support to women choosing hospital birth, who also has medical training and experience in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Because of this training and experience, a monitrice can offer physical assessment of the mother and baby in labor, including monitoring fetal heart tones, vaginal exams and maternal vital signs. This can be extremely valuable for women who would like to safely labor at home longer, until deeper in the labor process, before heading to the hospital. Wanting to reduce the risk of Cesarean birth or routine interventions in labor? Monitrice services are perfect for supporting these wishes.
Second, they are providing postpartum home visits for families planning hospital birth who may want extra support with breastfeeding, well-baby care, newborn assessment, and maternal physical and emotional well-being. There is a big gap between leaving the hospital one or two days after birth, and the typical follow up visit with an obstetrician or pediatrician two weeks later. A lot can happen during this time and many new families have questions or concerns surrounding postpartum recovery and healing and well baby care and newborn well-being. Sometimes breastfeeding concerns or challenges arise during this time. A postpartum home visit with a midwife will help fill in the gap and provide the support that new families need in the privacy and convenience of your home.
Please give them a call if you have any questions or want to set up a free consultation.