Practicing Traditional Midwifery with Nutritional and Herbal Guidance
The following classes are offered to all Blessings of the Womb clients as well as to any woman who wants to be as informed as possible about her pregnancy, regardless of where she chooses to give birth.
Nutrition & Exercise
The Foundation of a Healthy Pregnancy & Birth
The developing baby
Changes in the mother
Labor & Birth
Understanding what you already know
Fathers are welcome
Complications & Variations of Normal
Blessings of the Womb Current Statistics
What the complication or variation was,
what we did about it & the outcome
The Amazing Newborn
Common concerns while caring for your baby
The other side of the debate: vaccines & circumcision
Postpartum & Breastfeeding
How to achieve Balance & Restoration during the fourth trimester
Self care & your body after birth
It takes two.. the keys to successful breastfeeding
Nourishing yourself to nourish your baby
Services I Offer
I will assess your vitals, urinalysis, measurement of baby’s growth and listen to the baby’s heart tones. Just as importantly, I hope to build a trusting relationship during this time and time I give you! I spend an hour or more with each client and discuss nutrition, give herbal recommendations when appropriate and encourage you to be easy on yourself so you can be the best that you can be while enjoying this journey. Also, I am able to facilitate any testing that is requested or suggested such labs, ultrasound, etc.
More than 25% of my clients use the birth pools, some for the end of labor and/ or some for their birth.
During our postpartum visits I do a complete newborn exam. Also, I will do the Newborn Blood Spot Screening (NBS) and the Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening (CCHD), as discussed during prenatal care and upon request.
Postpartum depression is excessive in the United States so our assessment doesn’t just cover the physical aspects of care at this time but also the emotional aspects as well. With that in mind, we would continue to focus on individual and personalized care.
In order to assist her I have established an extensive lending library that contains books, DVDs (and yes, I still have some great VHS tapes) on a variety of subjects from conception to child training and most things in-between.