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Postpartum Care

After your birth, we want to support the whole family through the adjustment of welcoming their new baby. Midwives can provide postpartum care for the mother up to 8 weeks. We will see you in your home within 48 hours of your birth, 1-2 weeks, and 6-8 weeks postpartum. Additional visits can be arranged for extra support and educational purposes. 


Maternal postpartum visits will include:

  • Assessment of physical recovery  

  • Breastfeeding encouragement, advice, and support 

  • Monitoring of emotional well-being 

  • Processing and discussing your birth experience with you 

  • Family planning counseling 

  • Routine laboratory and pap tests, as needed 

Midwives can provide newborn care up to 8 weeks following the birth. We will come to your home within 48 hours of the birth, 1-2 weeks, and 6-8 weeks postpartum. We recommend continued care be followed by a pediatrician. 

Newborn visits will include:

  • Breastfeeding support and proper latch technique 

  • Continued monitoring of vitals, weight loss/gain, and jaundice 

  • Assessment of tongue and lip ties and referrals as needed 

  • Newborn metabolic screening within 48 hours

  • Newborn Hearing screen

  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) screening performed with a pulse oximeter

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