Personalized care: prenatal appointments take an hour, so we get to know each other well.
As a Naturopathic Physician I have extensive training in nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy, to address problems during your pregnancy as well as labor and postpartum.
I provide standard lab tests in my office.
Labor and Birth...
It is your birth.
Move freely. You don't have to wear a fetal monitor. We monitor the baby's heartbeat discreetly with a handheld doppler.
Choose the people, the place, and the atmosphere.
Eat and drink whatever, whenever, you want!
No pressure to give birth within a certain timeframe, as long as both you and the baby are doing well.
Water birth: You have the option to give birth in a deep birthing tub which I provide.
I commit to being there.
I am on call 24/7 when your due date is approaching, along with my student and an assisting second midwife.
You will know everyone who is present at your birth. No "change in shifts" will occur in the middle of your labor.
I bring oxygen and resuscitation equipment, medicines, and IV equipment, and rarely need these.
If, together, we decide we need some of the interventions available at the hospital, I accompany you and continue to advocate for you until after the baby is born and has breastfed, and you are both doing well.
With home birth, older children and pets can be present, sleep, or play as they like.
You don't have to worry about going to the hospital too early, or too late.
We clean up all of the mess and do laundry, too!
Rest and enjoy your baby in the comfort of your home
Early postpartum visits are done at home to protect and support the magic first week with your new baby.
Breastfeeding expertise available 24/7
Pediatric and family care are available after the standard 6-week postpartum period.
I consider it a great privilege and honor to attend births and care for families.
For any questions, or to schedule a free consultation, please call 503-236-6006
or email firstname.lastname@example.org