We are passionate about supporting and guiding women and their families through the season of pregnancy, birth and postpartum with wisdom, love, and respect, while providing the best evidence-based home birth care. We believe that when women feel nurtured and known by their midwives, empowered to make informed choices about their bodies, and are enfolded in the holistic philosophy of midwifery care, they grow to trust in their own birthing wisdom and experience a deep satisfaction and joy as they reflect upon the memory of their baby’s birth.

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Midwifery Care for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

  • Combination of visits in your home and at the Glow Midwifery cottage clinic in SE Portland Oregon
  • Comprehensive, holistic, relationship-based prenatal care
  • Midwives on call throughout your care for emergencies or concerns
  • On site lab work and ultrasound referral
  • Balanced education on genetic screening options and other standard prenatal testing
  • Nutritional and herbal guidance for pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery
  • Natural, individualized childbirth preparation for body, mind and spirit
  • Attentive, compassionate labor support in mother’s home once active labor is established
  • Home birth and water birth expertise with birth tub available
  • Experience with VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • Postpartum and well baby visits in your home at 1 day, 3 days and 1 week postpartum, in the Glow Midwifery cottage clinic at 2, 4 and 6 weeks postpartum
  • Knowledgeable breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to complementary health providers and community resources
  • Low home to hospital transfer rate
  • Insurance billing available through our excellent midwifery billing service
  • Self-pay discount available for clients paying out of pocket for midwifery care

Additional Services

  • Placental encapsulation
  • Water birth tub rental
  • Pregnancy and Birth photography packages by Lauren LaBarre Photography
  • Private, individualized Childbirth Education classes
  • PAP screening, STI testing and birth control counseling offered for midwifery clients

 

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