Postpartum & Newborn Care FAQ
Who examines the baby after birth?
Your midwife will perform a newborn physical exam after birth and before leaving your home. In addition to faxing a copy of the exam to your chosen...
What tests are recommended for a baby after birth?
There are 3 tests that are routinely recommended for infants after birth. A newborn metabolic screening (these are done at the home visit), a newborn...
What if I want my baby to be circumcised?
We do not perform circumcisions in-house or at home births, but in some circumstances your pediatrician can complete the procedure or we can provide you...
Can a midwife help with breastfeeding?
Both during pregnancy and after birth, your midwife can provide the education, information, and support you need to start breastfeeding if that is your plan.
How long does a midwife stay after the birth?
Normally we stay for about 2 hours after the birth until all are well, fed, clean and ready to be alone as a family. During that time we monitor the mother’s well...
How frequent are your postpartum and newborn care appointments?
We will come to your home 24-36 hours postpartum, again at four-six days, and again at 2 weeks. A fourth visit is scheduled at 6 weeks postpartum for just...
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My husband was so hesitant with having a home birth at first, but when we went to our consult with Tiffany she put all his worries at ease! After we left there we felt no need to even go to the other consult we knew this was the right fit for us! Lauren delivered my sweet little guy and it was such a wonderful experience. The support and encouragement I received was something I’ve never found anywhere else. These ladies go above and beyond and are with you every step of the way! I highly recommended them and I plan to come back for our next baby!
When we started looking into doctors and birth centers, we quickly realized that our options were pretty limited here in the Springs. When we found Tiffany she listened to our story and we quickly connected with her, her energy, and all that she shared with us. I walked out and immediately knew she was the one to guide us on this journey! On the day of delivery she showed up and two and a half hours later our little girl entered the world. She was brilliant and provided relief when I needed it most, made me feel safe and secure, and strong and capable the entire time. I am so appreciative!