Yes, we can draw and submit your blood for diagnostic lab testing from our office. Routine lab work (such as an OB panel) are included in our birth package. Additional lab work can be run as the midwife deems necessary. We can also accept your existing lab work if another provider has already run those tests.
What options do you have to help women with pain in labor?
Our biggest pain relief option is what we call the “midwife epidural”—which would be the water, the tub. Most women find the birth tub comforting during labor. But we find that there’s less need for pain relief when women are comfortable in their environment. Whether it’s at home or in the birth center, when the birthing mother is comfortable, they don’t have as much need for pain relief. When you’re comfortable with the people around you, when you’re in the clothes that you’re comfortable in rather than being put into a hospital gown, when you feel supported, when the lights are low, when you’re listening to music that makes you happy, you simply don’t have as much need for pain relief, in general. In this relaxing setting, your body instinctively tells you what position to get in when the contraction comes, and it’s not as painful.
Do you like the idea of staying home while you’re in labor and having a birth professional come to you? So do we!
Imagine setting the lights, the music, the atmosphere just the way you want it while you give birth in your own home environment.
When you choose a home birth with us, you get to relax and stay home while qualified, experienced care providers come to you to attend your labor.
We support you and your birthing preferences and recognize that you are the primary decision-maker for your birth. We will be present with you during the birth process to monitor you and your baby and to assist you in having the safe and peaceful birth you desire.
At Family Centered Birth, we encourage family participation in your prenatal care, your birth and your post-partum time. Birthing is a family event. If you are comfortable having family members at your visits, so are we!
You deserve caring, sincere answers to all your questions about your pregnancy and birth!
Imagine having your questions patiently answered with heartfelt sincerity.
At Family Centered Birth, we care about YOU!
We provide comprehensive prenatal care for the duration of your pregnancy. Our care is personal, attentive, and compassionate. We follow a standard care schedule for routine prenatal visits. At each visit, we check on the wellbeing of both mother and baby to ensure that you receive the best care for your pregnancy.
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For your convenience, an ultrasound technician is available on-site in our office. Our maternity and birth package includes a standard routine ultrasound scheduled at around 20 weeks gestation.
Pregnancy-friendly chiropractic care is also available. We work closely with Dr. Amanda Peterson. If you are a new patient with Dr. Peterson, your first two visits will be included with our services. For more information, you can visit her website at: dramandadc.com
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Imagine a care provider who follows up with you after your birth, checks up on you and your baby, helps you with any questions, and supports you as you shift into mothering your new precious child.
Our maternity and birth packages include continuing your care for up to six weeks after your birth.
From an interview with Kate Potthast, head midwife of Family Centered Birth:
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Care for your newborn during their first six weeks is also included in our packages. We provide follow-up care for your baby, and we are available to help answer your questions.
Are you considering the long-lasting benefits of having a natural birth?
Imagine having a caring midwife who avoids medical interventions and seeks to allow your birth process to unfold naturally.
While we do have medical equipment in case it is needed, we support the natural birthing process as much as possible without using that equipment. We strive to make your birth as natural and beautiful as you want it to be!
We support breastfeeding! And we provide breastfeeding help after your baby is born. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, we offer assistance getting started and can help answer your breastfeeding questions or concerns.
Laboring and birthing in warm water can be a great pain reliever.
Imagine how the good feelings of being in warm water can offset the sensations of labor pain.
Pain relief is a key reason why many of our birthing mothers choose water birth. However, there are also tremendous benefits to your baby as well, such as coming into the world in a gentler fashion.
We provide water birth services in the comfort of your own home. We provide you with a sturdy, portable birth pool. You may choose to labor in the tub, birth in the tub, or both. Ask about water birth during your free consultation.
What are you looking for?
At Family Centered Birth, we provide you with options for your prenatal care and birth.
We provide full service maternity care, including home birth services, water birth services, postpartum care, and newborn care. Our services are available as a complete maternity & birth package. We also provide well-woman care, breastfeeding consultation, and individualized prenatal care even if you are not birthing with us.
We offer the following professional services:
Yes! We serve women who are looking to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean).
Imagine having a skilled, experienced midwife not only supporting you in attempting a VBAC, but helping you to process and heal from the trauma of your previous C-section.
We believe you deserve the peaceful, beautiful, natural birth that you’ve always wanted! And your baby deserves it, too! We do support VBAC attempts at home.