Postpartum & Newborn Care
Our postpartum care continues to set midwifery apart from the obstetrical model. We love to celebrate the sweetness of this season with our clients, and walk alongside them in the midst of the challenges as well. After the birth of your baby we will return to your home twice within the first week, and again at 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks to care for you and your newborn. We want our families well rested, bonding and nesting together, so we do home-visits for the first postpartum month and half. We will monitor your recovery, and provide well-baby care for your newborn including weight checks and breastfeeding support, along with any other issues that postpartum may hold for you.
Feeling well supported and cared for in these beginning weeks can deeply impact your emotional and physical well-being postpartum. We believe this kind of support brings value to the family beyond the standard 6 weeks of care, so we offer follow-up visits for the entire first postpartum year (3mo, 6mo, 9mo and 12mo) if you choose to utilize it. Benefits of these extended visits guide the transition into life with the new member of your family. We continue to offer relevant education, support for your parenting and lifestyle choices, and connect your family to additional resources for maximum thriving with your baby!
Postpartum Care for Mom:
Routine vitals, monitoring bleeding and uterine involution, perineal healing, labs when indicated
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
California Newborn Screen, Critical Congenital Heart Defects Screen
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
While our postpartum care comes standard as part of our homebirth package, we are also available for postpartum care for those of you birthing in a hospital and desire more comprehensive support and care upon your arrival home.
If you are not a birth client of ours, we can offer these personalized home visits to you for $120/visit, $600 for 6 weeks of care (6 visits), or $1000 for 12 months of care (10 visits).