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- 2 hr2 hours
- Customer's Place
Our initial prenatal visit is a 90-120 minute visit. During our time together, we will review your medical history and talk in-depth about your goals and desires for your pregnancy and birth. This is my opportunity to understand your lifestyle, including what you like to eat, what supplements you take, how your stress levels and relationship are doing, and how you are feeling, sleeping, and moving your body. I offer the basics of high quality prenatal care at every visit including measuring your growing belly, listening to baby’s heartbeat, exploring baby’s position, checking blood pressure and pulse, and offering urine checks to measure hydration and to screen for prenatal complications. Most ongoing prenatal visits last 60-90 minutes. This allows time for your questions and for education around upcoming choices involving labs or procedures. It is my goal that you are offered information about and access to the full scope of options available to birthing families, including genetic screening and ultrasound referral, with the freedom to shape your care in the unique way that feels supportive and right for you. Prenatal visits are offered every 4 weeks from the beginning of pregnancy through 28 weeks, every 2 weeks beginning at 28 weeks, and then weekly from 36 weeks until your baby is born. Clients are welcomed as early as 6 weeks gestation for support, nutritional counseling, and education, or as soon as you’d like to start receiving care. By the third trimester, I provide a list of birth supplies to be gathered for the birth. I plan a home visit with your birth team by 36 weeks to assure all supplies are prepared, and to deliver a portable birth tub, which is included in your care. I attend births at home during the safest window of 37-42 weeks gestation. Essential labs of pregnancy are offered to every pregnant person and included in the cost of care. Blood samples can be drawn during our prenatal care visits, with no need for extra trips to the lab. Education about genetic screening options is offered with referral or lab draws provided. Genetic screening costs are additional, not included in care, and may be covered by health insurance or provided at cost, at the time of collection. Information about and referral for ultrasound is provided or can be accessed through an allied provider, depending on insurance coverage.