Home and Birth Center Options
Free consultation: 1 hour of question and answer time to see if we are a good fit for each other
Initial Visit: (1-2 hours) We record and go over your health and pregnancy history together; discuss birth preparation; and have a nutritional and dietary consultation.
Prenatal Visits: (30 min – 1 hour) Visits are in your home! Once a month until the 28th week, every other week until the 36th week, then once a week until birth (more if needed). During these visits we will measure your belly's growth (fundal height), listen to your baby's heart tones and check their position as well as assess your health and comfort; perform any needed lab work; record your blood pressure, weight, pulse, temperature and overall wellness; discuss birth preferences and desires for testing and newborn procedures; and address any questions or concerns
Routine Laboratory Work: This includes basic blood work at your initial visit and a follow-up around 30 weeks. Also includes regular prenatal screenings (GBS, gestation diabetes, etc.). Extra lab work additional.
Ultrasound: One ultrasound at 20 weeks for optimal measuring, anatomy scan, and gender check, if desired
Access to the Bearth lending library
Nutritional Counseling: At initial visit; thereafter as desired throughout pregnancy and postpartum
Labor & Birth Care: I will come when you are in active labor, or at any point that you need me to be with you and will remain until a minimum of three hours after the birth.
Birth Attendant: A second midwife is hired to attend births with me, whom you will get to meet during your prenatal period.
Postpartum Visits: Includes the immediate postpartum exam, a 24-hour, 72-hour, 1-week, 2-week, 4-week, 6-week, 9-week, and 12-week visit (you may choose less visits if desired). All postpartum visits include physical check-ups for you and baby, chest or breastfeeding counseling if needed, and emotional support.
In-home Newborn Screenings: Includes the newborn metabolic screening, critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening, and hearing screening. All three screenings are required by the state (religious exemptions allowed), made easier by doing in your home.
Home Birth Kit: Includes all the essential items needed for home birth.
Tea & Other Herbs: Raspberry leaf tea provided throughout the duration of pregnancy and postpartum & Dr. Christopher's Birth Prep provided during the last 5 weeks of pregnancy, if desired.
$100 contribution on your behalf to the Bearth Scholarship
Bearth warmly welcomes members of the LGBTQ+ community