Expert Midwifery Services
At Arrivals Birth Services, we take care to provide our families with high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We truly are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chris and her team of midwives are professional, courteous and efficient.
Visits are scheduled every four weeks up to 28 weeks, then every two weeks until 36 weeks, then weekly until the birth. In addition to monitoring your well being and the health of the baby, this is a time for us to get to know one another. We will discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have in preparation for your optimal birth experience.
Labor and Birth
Our midwifery team is available 24 hours a day to support you during your labor and birth. When your labor is well-established, your midwife will arrive to provide respectful and watchful care, allowing your baby to transition peacefully and gently at birth. One or two assistants may attend your birth to provide extra hands and additional support. They are trained in life saving procedures for mother and baby and will be familiar to you from your prenatal appointments. If you like, we can offer suggestions or physical support to help you cope with the sensations of labor. Unless necessary, the natural course of events will be uninterrupted as you labor and birth.
Our midwifery team typically stays with you for about 2 hours after the birth. During that time, we provide breastfeeding assistance as needed, complete a newborn exam, and make sure you are comfortable and settled as your family bonds. We will see you and the baby again at your home 2 days after the birth and in our office at 2 weeks and 6 weeks. These visits give us the opportunity to measure your baby’s growth, to perform newborn screenings as needed, and to monitor your transition into motherhood.