Home Birth Experience with a Private-Duty Nurse Midwife
Baby Evelynn's birth, 12.02.16
Prenatal Care ~ Clients will receive unhurried, thorough prenatal visits with their private duty midwifeat standard intervals, at a conveniently located office in Smyrna. All assessments and lab work is collected by the nurse midwife. Prenatal and birth plans are customized for each client through collaboration and open discussions between midwife and client.
Direct Access- Clients will have direct access to communication with their private-duty midwife, and receive prompt acknowledgement and responses via text, email or phone. No answering service to screen through.
Home Birth ~ The birth center comes to you! Your Certified Nurse-Midwife brings all necessary medical and resuscitation equipment and medications to ensure a safe process and healthy home birth for both mom and baby. A supportive birth assistant is also present. The Nurse Midwife holds current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
Water Birth ~ A " Birth Pool in a Box" Tub and liner are provided for your water birth. A few more supplies that total approximately $170 or less will be the responsibility of the client.
Newborn Procedures~ With consent, the midwife will administer the Vitamin K injection, and complete the newborn metabolic screen (blood test via heel stick) to submit to the State of Georgia.
Birth Certificate~ The birth certificate and social security number are electronically filed by the nurse midwife, promptly aftr birth.
Lactation Assistance ~ Lactation support will be provided after birth and during the first postpartum week to ensure a correct latch, optimal newborn nutrition and comfortable breastfeeding positions. Referrals to a team of IBCLEs are readily available
Postpartum Care~ 3 postpartum visits (12hrs, 24 hrs, 72 hours postpartum and a 6 week postpartum visit).
Doula Services ~ doula services also available for a discounted fee, please inquire