Postpartum & Newborn Support

"It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back." - From, The Invitation, by Oriah

I love to celebrate the sweetness of this season with my clients, and walk alongside them in the midst of the challenges as well. I do home-visits for the first 6 weeks. I 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. Families bonding and nesting together, wi

 

Feeling well supported and cared for in these beginning weeks can deeply impact your emotional and physical well-being postpartum. I believe this kind of support brings value to the family beyond the standard 6 weeks of care, so I offer follow-up visits (in my office) 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 Support 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 Support for Newborn

  • Routine vitals, monitoring weight, and assessment of baby’s milk intake

  • Metabolic screening of the newborn (PKU test)(not mandatory) 

  • Paperwork for the birth certificate and social security card 

Postpartum Support 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

***i am an apprentice trained traditional birth~intuit. i support and welcome ALL births and strive to preserve the physiological birth process. at this time i am working with a senior midwife who is overseeing me and my clients to help me achieve my credentials as a CPM. feel free to ask me what this means and why****repeat clients always welcome*

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