Midwifery Care

** I am currently taking a break from practicing to focus on my own growing family. Planning and hoping to resume in the fall of 2018 **


 

Prenatal Care

  • Initial prenatal visit, including a full medical history, nutrition and lifestyle counseling
  • Most laboratory testing offered in your home 
  • 24/7 Availability to clients by phone and email for urgent questions and concerns
  • Hour-long prenatal visits offered every month to 28 weeks, then every two weeks to 36 weeks,  then every week until delivery, or as necessary according to your individual needs
  • Medical consultation and referral available as necessary
  • Extensive local resource network available for doula services, acupuncture, massage,  chiropractors, etc.

Labor and Birth Attendance

  • Homebirth services from 37 to 42 weeks of pregnancy
  • Round-the-clock availability of midwife
  • Continuous care and support during active labor and the birth
  • Waterbirth - labor and/or deliver your baby in a tub (rental or your own)
  • Second qualified midwife to assist during the birth, met near 36 week appointment
  • All Necessary emergency equipment and medication are at each birth and midwives certified in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation.
  • Medical consultation, referral and transfer available as necessary
  • Continued support by the midwives in the hospital if transfer becomes necessary

Postpartum Care for Mother and Baby

  • Continuous care and support by the midwife team in the immediate postpartum period
  • Complete physical exam of the newborn after birth
  • Administration of Vitamin K and/or Erythromycin eye ointment for newborn, if desired
  • California Newborn Screening provided at home, on day 3 visit
  • Breastfeeding support and referral to local IBCLC consultants if needed
  • Availability to clients by phone anytime for urgent questions and concerns
  • Regular postpartum visits for the mother and baby, including home visits on days 1 and 3, week 1, 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks, or as necessary according to your individual needs

Well Woman Care

Bliss Midwifery offers GYN and women's health services which include:

  • Regular Pap tests and exams, including breast exams
  • Birth control consultation and referrals
  • Fertility awareness and preconception counseling

Insurance

Bliss Midwifery is able to bill most PPO insurance plans, which cover a percentage of "Out-of-Network" providers. For more information please email Jessica @ blissmidwifery@gmail.com