You deserve the support, expertise, and knowledge a midwife can provide. Earthside Midwifery’s services are tailored to your unique needs, personal beliefs, and philosophies. We understand that no two families or mothers are alike. Therefore we strive to gift you with the individualized time and attention you deserve to ensure your pregnancy and birth are a loving and personal experience.
Nutritional counseling, herbal remedies, informed consent, skin-to-skin newborn care, and delayed cord clamping are all standards in my practices. My goal is to honor the intimate primitive nature of birth and the ancient art of midwifery while bridging together evidence-based care. As a modern midwife, I am highly skilled in ensuring the safest passage for mom and baby.
All prenatal and newborn exams are only administered with consent. Prenatal care is a valuable step to ensure you and your baby are in good health prior to birth.
Prenatal care includes:
You and your baby are at the heart of our practice. We continue to offer support, education, and valuable resources to ensure you’re well prepared. At 36 weeks, we administer a home visit to watch your birthing plan come to life.
It’s paramount that you’re well equipped with the proper knowledge to make informed decisions. Midwives believe education should be at the forefront of every practice. We will discuss valuable information regarding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Together we’ll create a birth plan, review all procedures, discuss informed consent, and equip you with the resources you need to make an insightful decision for your body.
We discuss the following pieces of information during prenatal care.
Logistical and emotional preparation for birth
When it’s time for your baby to arrive, your birthing plan will be put into action. As midwives, we’re always on call for the birth of your baby and are equipped to assist at all hours of the day. Once we’ve arrived in the home, we’ll monitor vitals, fetal heart tones, and assess all outcomes.
The beauty of home birth is that you call the shots. You can give birth in any area of your liking, whether that’s in the bed, or in a birthing tub. During the prenatal period, we create a birthing plan that’s customized and completely unique to you and your desires.
*birthing tubs are provided at no additional cost*
Delayed cord clamping is a practice that’s beneficial to the baby. In a hospital setting, the cord would be cut immediately, but with midwives, we delay the clamping until after the placenta is born.
Our immediate postpartum period includes the following.
Our postpartum care consists of six weeks of support and observation. We want to ensure the mother and child are mentally and physically healthy.
We monitor the following during our postpartum visits.
We specialize in normal, natural birth that’s within the scope of practice dictated by the Oregon Medical Board. We’re trained to recognize any deviation from normal and make referrals to obstetrical care when indicated. As midwives, we believe in limiting interventions and allowing the normal process of labor and birth to unfold naturally.
Furthermore, it is our goal to uphold the Midwives Model of Care, which is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
We offer Sneak Peek Testing!
SneakPeek is the most accurate early gender DNA test on the market. This test has the potential to discover the sex of your baby with 99.1% accuracy in as early as 8 weeks.
I run a cash-only practice with payment plans available. These services are billed separately and not included in the global fee. Insurance reimbursements are offered through an independent billing company.
$5,500 for complete Midwifery Care
A $500 deposit is due upon coming into care with month-to-month payment arrangements. The total balance due in full by 34 weeks gestation.
Insurance reimbursements are offered through an independent billing company. Clients work directly with the biller to file a claim and receive a reimbursement.
*Serving the Medford area to Grants Pass and everything in-between!
I encourage all couples to do some research into the benefits of midwifery care. You have the power to make all of your own decisions concerning your pregnancy and birth, to choose what works best for your family, and make the choices that best match your family’s personal beliefs. I encourage you to take the autonomy into your own hands, never depend on others opinion, but to be rooted in your own understanding.
For more information on home birth and to answer some initial question we recommend you do some research of your own. Check out the following sites for evidence-based information to help you get started
• Home Birth Stats, Facts & Questions
• Midwives Model of Care
• What is a midwife?
• Facts and Questions by Citizens for Midwifery
• Resources by Citizens for Midwifery
Receive valuable education, tender care, and the personalized pregnancy plan you deserve with Earthside. Contact us today to learn more.