HOMEBIRTH AND BIRTH CENTER MATERNITY CARE
Includes Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum, and Well Baby Care
Package Cost: $3200 | Stackable Discounts Available: $500 cash pay, $200 early pay | Other arrangements on request.
Most insurance accepted (sorry, Medicaid currently will not cover out-of-hospital birth in Oklahoma). Call to ask about special arrangements.) Facility fee may apply for birth center births.
All prenatal, birth, postpartum, and well baby care is included in your maternity care package. From early pregnancy the midwife will see you once a month, and then more often as the end of your pregnancy nears. Each appointment is 30 min to an hour long, which allows enough time to cover all of you questions and concerns without anyone feeling rushed.
At each prenatal appointment we will:
~ listen to baby’s heart beat
~ record your vital signs
~ check your urine for signs of illness
~ measure your baby’s growth
~ order the appropriate laboratory tests
~ discuss nutritional advice
~ provide emotional support as needed
~ answer your questions or address your concerns
~ provide referrals for suggested complimentary services such as massage or chiropractic care
~ address any additional issues that arise
You will be cared for and supported at your home while you are in labor. Some of the things we will do during your labor and birth are:
~ monitor your baby’s well-being by listening to the heart sounds
~ assess your physical and emotional wellness
~ offer emotional support to ease any worries or fears
~ offer physical guidance to ease your discomfort and shorten your labor
~ make nutritional suggestions to help you keep up your energy
~ utilize natural remedies such as oils, herbs, hydrotherapy, etc
~ provide life-saving emergency interventions if needed
After your baby arrives, we will continue to provide all postpartum and well-baby. Some of the things we do during your postpartum are:
~ confirm immediate postpartum stabilization of mother and baby – at least 2 hours
~ perform initial newborn exam including weight, measurements, and normal newborn assessment
~ insure that the birth site is cleaned and returned to it’s original condition
~ make return visit during the first few days to assess maternal and newborn wellness and address concerns
~ offer continuing breastfeeding support
~ file the birth certificate
~ file for the social security number
~ perform the Oklahoma State Newborn Screening blood test
~ monitor your recovery and address any questions or concerns during visits at 2 weeks and 6 weeks
~ screen for post-partum depression or baby-blues
~ discuss family planning options
~ provide resource referrals for breastfeeding issues, emotional support, financial assistance, or other needs.
Throughout your pregnancy and natural childbirth your needs will be assessed and reassessed to ensure that you stay happy and healthy. Your birth will be expertly managed by your midwife, Sarah, and you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum without stresses or unneeded interventions.