Midwifery Services

We are a full-service home birth midwifery practice and are happy to bill your insurance provider.  We also attend birth center births at the beautiful Canyon Medical Center in SW Portland.

Prenatal Care

  • Free consultation visits for new potential clients
  • Initial prenatal visit, including a full medical history, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and physical exam
  • Most laboratory testing done in office by the midwives
  • Convenient office location in SE Portland
  • Availability to clients by phone and e-mail for questions and concerns
  • Midwife availability 24/7 for urgent needs
  • Hour-long prenatal visits
  • Home prenatal visit at 36-37 weeks
  • Medical consultation and referral available as needed
  • Extensive local resource network available for doula services, childbirth classes, acupuncture, massage, etc.
  • In addition to our home birth and birth center birth services, we also offer prenatal and postpartum care for clients planning a hospital birth

Labor and Birth Attendance

  • Home birth and birth center birth services from 37 to 42 weeks of pregnancy
  • Round-the-clock availability of midwives
  • Continuous care and support during active labor, birth and the first hours after birth
  • Waterbirth - labor and/or deliver your baby in a birth pool
  • Qualified birth assistant and midwife student to assist during the birth
  • Medical consultation and referral available as needed
  • Continued support by the midwives in the hospital if transfer is necessary

Postpartum Care for Mother and Baby

  • Complete physical exam of the newborn after birth
  • Administration of Vitamin K and eye ointment for the newborn
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum education and informational handouts for the new family
  • Availability to clients by phone anytime for questions and concerns
  • Regular postpartum visits for the mother and baby, including home visits on days 1, 3, and 10, and office visits at 3 and 6 weeks postpartum
  • Newborn screening tests at the Day 1 and Day 10 visits
  • Pulse oximetry testing, jaundice checks, and weight assessment for the newborn
  • Extensive local resource network available for postpartum doula services, breastfeeding support, parenting groups, acupuncture, massage, etc.

Payment Information

Most insurance companies will cover some/all of the services of a Certified Nurse Midwife/Nurse Practitioner. See Payment Information for more info.