Home Birth Care in Anchorage, Alaska
Prenatal care is the cornerstone of a healthy birth. I review and address ALL aspects of your health including sleep quality, stress, nutrition, physical activity, emotional needs and more.
You do not need a referral to see me and I can order ultrasounds, lab tests or anything else you need during a normal pregnancy.
Expect your appointments to last between 40 minutes to an hour. You can contact me 24/7 with any urgent concerns. We will schedule additional visits if you have any extra needs.
Prenatal Visit Schedule:
Weeks 4-24 (every 4 weeks)
Weeks 24-36 (every 2 weeks)
Weeks 36-42 (every week)
Labor and birth
My team will be "on call" for you 24 hours a day from 37 weeks until 42 weeks gestation. We offer continuous support starting in active labor. In early labor we will be in close contact, helping to optimize baby's position and mother's physical condition before the hard labor begins. The birth team, which consists of a midwife and 1-2 birth assistants, will stay in your home until both you and baby are stable, usually between 3-4 hours postpartum.
All visits are in-home so you can stay home and rest. I continue to be "on call" for you 24 hours after birth in case you have any urgent needs. Postpartum care includes physical check ups, breastfeeding guidance, metabolic screening for baby, well baby care, postpartum depression screening, recovery plans and nutritional support.
Postpartum Visit Schedule:
Additional visits as needed
Paying for your midwifery care:
- Most private insurance plans will reimburse for midwifery services.
25% discount for active duty military and cash pre-payment.
Fees are qualified expenses through health savings accounts, (HSA) and medical cost sharing plans.
Payment plans & financing available.
When considering your options, remember this: Your baby only gets one birth!