DALLAS / FORT WORTH MIDWIFERY CARE

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwifery Model of Care:

As defined by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (or NACPM).

Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

Minimizing technological interventions

Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

READY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GIVING BIRTH WITH US?

We offer a free consultation with one of our midwives to answer any additional questions you may have!

We serve Arlington & Dallas / Fort Worth area families.

THRIVE WITH OUR COMPLETE FAMILY CARE PACKAGE:

Add a Birth Doula + Childbirth Classes + Chiropractic care to your midwifery care! This is a client favorite.

As Midwives we offer comprehensive prenatal care

"The prenatal care of a midwife is holistic in nature. Not only is the physical health of the mom and baby addressed, but the mental and emotional health of mom and their partners. You will spend more time actually talking with the midwife than you will waiting on them. You will leave feeling like an actual person, not just another number."

- Client, Leneice B.

Prenatal Visit Schedule:

  • In early pregnancy from 8-27 weeks we meet every 4 weeks
  • Once you are 28-36 weeks we meet every 2 weeks
  • In your final month from 37-40 weeks we meet every week
  • Still pregnant? After 40 weeks we meet bi-weekly

Initial Visit (60 min):

  • Review of medical history and physical exam
  • Obstetrical exam (assessing maternal and fetal well-being)
  • Initial Blood Work and Optional Genetic Screening or SneakPeek Gender Reveal Blood Work
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling (How to maintain a low-risk pregnancy)
  • Address any initial questions

Routine Prenatal Visits (45-60min):

  • Obstetrical exam
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Discussion
  • Plenty of time to address any questions or concerns
  • All routine bloodwork throughout pregnancy (all options reviewed in detail.)
  • Sonograms offered throughout pregnancy including 20-wk anatomy scan
  • Birth team meeting
  • Birth and Postpartum Plan creation
  • An abundance of high quality resources for varying topics

GIVING BIRTH AT OUR CENTER

  • 24 hour access to your midwife throughout early labor
  • Physical and emotional support throughout labor
  • Continuous monitoring of you and your baby in active labor
  • Freedom to move around as you feel comfortable doing so, and eating and drinking are always recommended in labor!
  • Comfort measures and techniques used for optimal fetal positioning, along with optional chiropractic adjustments.
  • Homeopathy, herbs and essential oils offered for support of natural physiological birth
  • The option for a water birth in our gorgeous tubs
  • Medications as necessary: IV fluids, antibiotics, oxygen, emergency medications

NURTURING POSTPARTUM CARE

  • Immediate skin to skin and delayed cord clamping
  • Optional herbal bath to promote healing (may also take herbs home for an at-home herbal bath)
  • Full Newborn exam with optional routine meds for baby
  • 24-72 hour in-home postpartum visit
  • 10-14 day in-office postpartum visit
  • Optional 4 week in-office postpartum visit
  • 6-8 week in-office postpartum visit

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: Yes! We are considered out-of-network providers for most insurance companies, but because we have an advance nurse practitioner on staff, we have great luck at getting in-network exceptions! We are also currently in the process of credentialing and contracting as in-network providers with UHC, Cigna and BCBS!

Q: Do you accept medicaid?

A: Accepting medicaid for an out-of-hospital birth has been something the state has made very challenging. We have worked with them and have found it easier to go another route to provide care for these families. We have developed a Medicaid Sponsorship Program. Which leads me to the next question...

Q: What makes us different?

A: Community. As health care providers, our focus is obviously on you and your physical, mental and emotional health. Also a high priority for us is that you feel a sense of community and belonging. One way that we facilitate this is through hosting support groups and classes. Another way we do this is the Medicaid Sponsorship Program. This program means that every person in our care that pays the standard self-pay rate (community standard rate) or has commercial insurance coverage is providing care also for a family who wouldn't have had otherwise had this option. What brings us the most joy is seeing us grow together as we serve each other and build relationships. > read more.

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