Pregnancy

& Postpartum Care

Since 1981 Janice has been honored to attend hundreds of families with a midwives watchful eye. Although Janice is no longer attending births as a primary midwife, she does offer prenatal visits and postpartum care with the Midwifery Model of Care at the core of her services (read below for more information on the midwifery model of care).

What happens during a prenatal consult? Each visit is individualized according to need, but possibilities might  include:

  • Discussing options and belief system surrounding pregnancy and birth.

  • Use expressive arts/music therapy to assist in identifying fears and concerns.

  • Connect with baby in utero utilizing music.

  • Teach a mother or partner palpation skills.

  • Education on the processes during the childbearing year.

  • Provide a Blessingway Ceremony.

Our trained and compassionate postpartum care givers ready to assist families with:

  • A listening ear to process your birth and sacred postpartum time.

  • House cleaning, food preparation, child care, etc.

  • Placental encapsulation

  • Herbal/nutritional support

  • Natural healing modalities

  • Bellybinding

  • What are your needs? Just let us know!

Midwives Model of Care™ Is Woman-Centered

The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth. While there are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trained to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • minimizing technological interventions and

  • identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. 

(Midwives Model of Care definition is Copyrighted © by the Midwifery Task Force, all rights reserved.)

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