WHAT IS MIDWIFERY?

Wherever your baby chooses to enter the world, your midwife will be at your side.

Choosing a midwife means having community, connection, support and and a trusted ally  … from your first prenatal visit through your birth and beyond.

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ALL ABOUT MIDWIFERY CARE

Building a relationship of trust and connection with you and your partner is essential to midwifery care. Our average prenatal visit lasts a whole hour, which includes a comprehensive wellbeing checkup and plenty of time to talk.

During your prenatal visits, we use our hands to measure, examine and connect with your baby. We also listen to your baby’s heartbeat with a fetoscope or a hand held doppler.

At each step, you and your partner are invited to feel what we’re feeling and hear what we’re hearing. After all, the birthing process is all about you! We’re just here to help.

We’re By You’re Side … Wherever You Give Birth

As midwives, we believe in your innate power and ability to birth naturally at home. Our training and experience also allows us to recognize any physiological changes that may affect you or your baby’s health and well being.

For the small percentage of women who need the help of an obstetrician during pregnancy or birth, we have amazing relationships with Santa Cruz’s hospitals. This means we’ll be by your side the whole time … from the ambulance ride through delivery, recovery and beyond.

Above all else, our goal is to support your birthing process and act as your advocate, whether it’s in your living room or at the hospital.

Compassionate Postpartum Care

The days and weeks following your birth is a time for nurturing your own wellbeing, getting to know your precious new baby and creating a bond within your family.

As this is best done from the comfort of your own bed, we will come to your home 24­, 48 and 72 hours after your birth, then again at one week. We also will remain on call, should you need anything between those visits.

Once you begin to adjust to life with baby, follow up visits will take place at our office at 2 weeks and 6 weeks.

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If you would rather ask us your questions in person, we proudly offer free in-person interviews. This is a great way to see if we’re a good match for your precious birth.

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HELPING SANTA CRUZ MOMS SINCE 1986

303 Potrero St, #47-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(p) 831-316-4953
(f) 831-603-3644

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