a la carte Postpartum
Midwifery care fits into any setting a family chooses for birth, including those occurring in a hospital. We feel passionate about making our attentive and woman-centered model inclusive and accessible to every family that desires it. Women receive postpartum preparation during pregnancy and our dynamic year-long postpartum care as a part of this package.
Your hospital-based provider will discharge you from the hospital and in most cases not see you again for 6 weeks. We know for a fact you will need more professional care during that time and beyond, and as midwives we bring it to you! Feeling well supported and cared for in these beginning weeks can deeply impact your emotional and physical well-being postpartum.
We visit you in your home on postpartum day 3 and 7. We continue postpartum home visits at week 2, 4 and 6. You have office visits available to you at months 3, 6, 9 and 12. We think this extended care postpartum helps build confidence, community and connectedness for the family- we want to see you thrive!
Postpartum Care for Mom:
Routine vitals, monitoring bleeding and uterine involution, perineal healing
Breastfeeding education with hands-on support, and referrals as necessary
Mood disorder screening and referrals for treatment
Postpartum Care for Newborn:
Routine vitals, monitoring weight and assessment of baby’s milk intake
Postpartum Care for the Family:
Consultation for getting your basic needs met and a postpartum plan made
Strategies for successful breastfeeding, maximum sleep and simplifying baby care
Education on co-sleeping and bed-sharing, diapering, developmental milestones and introducing solids
Midwifery care can make a huge difference in families feeling prepared and supported for birth and parenting. We are inspired by the difference we see in moms and babies when they choose this level of care for themselves. Please contact us with your questions.
Free consultations are available in our San Marcos office.