"A Birth Attendant must tactfully use her ‘Mother Wit’ to empower the parents and strive to maintain harmony within the laboring environment; by tuning into her instincts which will enable her to conduct the natural rhythm of labor and the flow of positive energy."
Traditional Birth Attendant
Imagine birthing your baby in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your loved-ones. During your labor you can walk around your home, eat from your kitchen and shower in your bathroom. After the birth you have the convenience of sleeping in your own bed with your baby close by. As a Traditional Birth Attendant I offer this model of care. I combine indigenous teachings with modern day practices to provide comprehensive, wholistic prenatal, birth and postpartum support within the comfort of your own home.
Traditional Birth Attendants were once the primary care takers for expectant families and provided a more intimate model of care. Their indigenous practices predate modern medicine by several millennia. These women were taught extensive women and newborn care through apprenticeship model, whereas she was privy to receive great knowledge and wisdom from her predecessors. During this time women and babies were cared for wholistically, and serviced with great pride and dignity by Traditional Birth Attendants.
Out-of-hospital birth requires parents to be fully engaged in their care to make the best decisions possible and help ensure a safe and healthy experience. Please call to schedule a FREE Consultation and to learn more details about Traditional Birth Attendant Care. Listed below are some of the services provided within this scope of practice.
- Wholistic Prenatal Care
- Nutrition Assessment & Counseling
- Birthing Kit
- Birthing Pool (optional)
- Childbirth, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care Classes
- Support of natural, unmedicated Out-of-hospital birth
- Birth Assistant Service provided in event of hospital transport
- Breastfeeding Support & Counseling
- Life after Birth Postpartum Support & Counseling (see Loven Baby page)
Traditional Birth Attendant services $3500, includes a $500 nonrefundable retainer fee. Providing services within a 2-hour radius of I-285.
Birth Assistants (a.k.a Monitrice) differ from doulas as they are educated to work within evidence-based standards of practice as it relates to labor management in effort to facilitate optimal outcomes. A Birth Assistant's training includes Pregnancy Nutrition Guidelines, Leopold's Maneuver (palpation), infant Positioning, Fetal Heart Monitoring, Cervical Dilation, CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. The skills that they develop are medically proven to make a true difference in the experience of birth.
A Birth Assistant does not replace your midwife or other practitioners. The services provided by a Birth Assistant are complementary to routine prenatal visits and hospital or out-of-hospital birth experiences. She provides additional and individual support in an intimate setting.
These services include all above mentioned as well as:
- Customized birth plan
- Prenatal Assessments
- Nutrition Counseling
- Relaxation Session
- Laboring & Birth support
- 24 hour Telephone Support (within two weeks either side of your birth date)
- Two Weeks Post-partum Breastfeeding Support