I would be happy to meet with you for an initial interview and consultation, to answer questions or address any concerns.
Phone & Email Support
I'm available to my clients 24 hrs/day. Feel free to call, text or email any questions or concerns at 727-433-1016. I find calls and texts to be the easiest and best means of communication.
Please call me, and we can discuss fees in person. In general, it will be a global fee for prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care. Ultrasound, medications, and lab fees are separate (some of these can be ordered and paid for through your insurance). I am committed to making Homebirth affordable, and am very flexible. I WILL ALSO MATCH ANY COMPETITOR PRICING.
Unfortunately, at this time, I am not able to bill Medicaid or any other Insurance for my services. I can provide you with an invoice, after your delivery, which you can submit to your Insurance company for possible re-imbursement. Re-imbursement is not guaranteed.
I am certified by the ACNM as a Certified Nurse Midwife, and am licensed in SD and WY as a Certified Nurse Midwife. As such, I am legally licensed to provide Midwifery Services. I also carry a DEA license in SD, and am able to prescribe meds if needed.
I carry all the required equipment, supplies and medications to provide a safe experience for you and your baby. The exception to this are the birth supplies you will need to obtain by your 36th week. A list will be provided to you.
Childbirth Education Classes
My birth assistant, Jennifer McCormick (Birth by Design) offers childbirth education classes, in addition to offering her services as a doula. You can contact her at 308-631-8659. There are also many others offering services in the area.
I can do prenatal visits at your home or at my home office, depending on distance or if special procedures need to be done. Prenatal visits are done at the usual intervals, and last from 30-60 minutes. Routine ultrasound and lab testing will be ordered and done in the community and I usually draw the bloodwork myself.
We will be in regular contact as you approach your due date. You will notify me when any signs of labor occur and we will discuss when I will come to evaluate and any management plans. I will be with you during active labor and for the delivery. I most likely will bring an assistant to the birth. It is your choice to hire a doula or not, but I hightly recommend one, especially for first births. I will stay at your home after the delivery, until mother and baby are stable - which is usually 3-4 hrs. In the event that a transport to hospital is required, I will accompany you to the hospital, provide records and help facilitate a smooth transfer of care to hospital staff.
Baby’s first feeding Support
I encourage the baby to be at breast immediately after the delivery, if possible. I am an experienced lactation consultant, and will work with you and your baby to achieve successful breastfeeding and additonal support when needed.
Postpartum follow-up visits
You will receive a phone call in the first 24 hrs, to check in and see how you are doing. I will make a 24-48 hr visit to your home for a mom and baby exam and PKU screening. Additional 1-2wk and 5-6 wk postpartum exams will be scheduled. I can do you PAP smear and prescribe birth control if desired. I can also do your Annual GYN exams.
I have a list of community resources for education, services and referrals.