This is an excellent option for women who wish to labor at home as long as possible before arriving at the hospital.
Monitrice care is akin to doula care, with several differences. Doula's do nothing clinical. The monitrice provides all the emotional and nourishing care a doula plus can legally provide clinical support. A monitrice, is a person who has training in assessing a woman's vital signs, palpating fetal position, monitoring fetal heart tones, and checking cervical progress (when requested). When the woman arrives at the hospital the monitrice then serves in the role of a doula, providing no clinical support.
Complimentary one-hour consultation/interview
Six one-hour prenatal visits, beginning at 28 weeks which include:
Discussing your wishes for labor and birth
Discussing the role in which you desire the monitrice to have during your labor and birth
Learning and practicing comfort measures & various positions for labor and birth
Learning how to make informed choices
Taking maternal vitals, listening to fetal heart tones, and palpating fetal position
Cervical checks upon your request, at-term and only if indicated
24/7 email and phone support starting at 37 weeks
On-call for you starting 37 weeks
Labor and birth support
Helping husband/partner with comfort measures during labor and birth
One to two hours postpartum care at your place of birth
One postpartum visit, more if needed
Infant massage training and Arvigo Postpartum Abdominal massage are also included.
Please call Sarah and book an interview.