Birth at Home

"Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth."

MoonSong Midwifery provides care throughout your pregnancy, including a free first consult to meet and discuss home birth.

Prenatal Visits

Will be once every four weeks until 30 weeks, then every two weeks until 36 weeks, then at least once a week until delivery (at least one of those visits will be at your home). Visits generally last 45 minutes to an hour. 

Nutrition, emotional feelings, preparation for birth, and comfort measures as well as explanations and shared decision making about ordering prenatal testing, labs, and ultrasounds will be offered at each visit. Siblings are welcome. Unlimited phone access is available 24/7.

When Early Labor Begins

I will be available by phone. As you become more active or want support I will come to your house. I will offer you skilled labor and birth support. A skilled birth assistant will come during the labor to assist at the birth. Water labor/birth is available. I will stay for at least 2-3 hours after the birth while allowing the family to bond. An initial newborn exam will be done. 

We will help with the clean up after the birth and assist you with breastfeeding if needed.

Postpartum Care

During the first week postpartum I will visit at least 2-3 times and visit once the second week. I will continue to be available by phone or in person 24/7 throughout the next 6 weeks. I will perform the newborn screening PKU test (metabolism test) at your home. I will provide you with a completed birth certificate for you to bring to your town clerk. I will see you and your baby at my office at 6 weeks postpartum.

Our relationship will be built on trust and getting to know each other prenatally as you prepare for birth. It is gratifying to have a provider you know at your baby’s birth.  I limit my practice to approximately 3 to 4 births a month so that I can be there for you and your family. 

For more information, here is an excellent FAQ on home birth

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