“There is a mind-body connection and a body-mind connection.
In birth, the body has a story to tell.”—Treesa

Prenatal Care

“There is a mind-body connection and a body-mind connection. In birth, the body has a story to tell.”—Treesa
Family centered prenatal appointments (no waiting)
Physical assessment of mom and baby
Development of a personal birth and postpartum care plan
Lab work
Nutritional counseling
What will my prenatal care be like?
“You need to labor the labor you get,
not the one you want.”—Treesa

Labor and Birth

“You need to labor the labor you get, not the one you want.”—Treesa
Midwifery care and monitoring during labor, birth and early postpartum
Emotional and physical support, positioning, and breath work for labor and birth
Use of birth tubs for easing labor pain
Use of a Tens unit
What will my birth be like?
Immediate Postpartum Care

Immediate Postpartum Care

Physical assessment of mom and baby
Breastfeeding support

Newborn exam
  
In Home Postpartum Care

In Home Postpartum Care

24 hours, 72 hours, 5-7 days
breastfeeding assistance
Well baby exams

Newborn screening office visits at 2 & 6 weeks
What will my early parenting be like?
Breastfeeding Assistance, Guidance and Education

Breastfeeding Assistance, Guidance and Education

Practical support
Individualized care plan

  
Home Birth

Home Birth

Home birth families will need to prepare their home for the birth by gathering supplies, buying or assembling a birth kit, stocking the fridge, and organizing the birth room. If they want the option of using a birth tub, they will need to purchase it from Your Water Birth.

Birth Center

Birth Center

Birth Center families choosing to give birth at Bay Area Midwifery, a Community Wellness and Birth Center (2800 Park Blvd, Oakland Ca 94610) will need to purchase the birth center birth kit as well as pack for the birth center (including clothes for mom and babe and food and beverages for the birth team). A facility fee is charged by the birth center and is in addition to your midwifery fees.