Individualized prenatal visits allow ample time to discuss in depth your wellbeing, any questions and concerns you may have, and relevant testing and treatment options. Equally important, these appointments allow for continuity and a relaxed setting in which we can get to know one another and build a foundation of trust and understanding by the time of your birth.
At each visit I check up on the wellbeing of both you and your baby, allowing as much time as necessary to address your questions. By providing you with information and attentive care every step of the way, my goal is to support you in preparing physically and emotionally for labor and birth, and for the transition to motherhood.
Visits typically last from 45 minutes to an hour. Prenatal visits are scheduled monthly until 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until labor begins. Additional appointments are scheduled as needed.
As part of routine prenatal care, I offer:
- Physical exams
- Prenatal testing
- Lab work
- Ultrasound referrals
Time is allowed to discuss all testing, and my expectation is that this will be a two-way conversation, at the end of which you are able to make an informed decision about your health and the health of your baby.
A midwife is also available 24/7 should you have urgent pregnancy-related concerns, and for when labor begins.
Should you develop a condition during pregnancy that is outside of our scope and expertise, Tidelands Midwifery has an extensive network of physicians and other healthcare providers with whom we consult. When complications develop which warrant different tools and expertise than we possess, we facilitate a smooth transfer of care to an appropriate provider.