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OB/GYN Services-Coming Soon

Obstetrical care.

CBO Homebirth and Wellness Center will be offering comprehensive, board certified obstetrical care, including the special care of high-risk pregnancies. We believe that every woman is an individual with unique needs for her care throughout her pregnancy, labor, and delivery. We strive to make your pregnancy a special and memorable time in your life by offering the following services.

Women's Health

Childbirth Options Homebirth and Wellness Center will be offering comprehensive, well women care, including annual preventative exams, reproductive/contraceptive management, and treatment for menopause or other gynecologic conditions. We believe that maintaining your gynecologic health is an integral part of your overall health and we offer the following services.

Midwife Services

Midwife Care

Complete care for women who can expect a normal pregnancy and birth, supportive care for those women that may present with certain risks, postpartum care and support, normal neonatal care, breastfeeding support, and normal gynecological care.

Prenatal Care

Routine prenatal visits include:

  • Checking your blood pressure, pulse, weight gain, & urine analysis done by yourself so you are a part of your own examination and learn about your health
  • Measuring the size of your uterus to make sure baby and dates are accurate
  • Monitoring baby's heart beat, position and movement
  • Standard lab work and tests
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Exercise(Yoga tapes are available to lend)
  • Natural remedies for common discomforts of pregnancy
  • Discussion of emotional and social well being
  • Ultrasound, available as needed, on site.
  • Obstetrical consultation given when necessary if your labs or
    well being is not reacting well with natural remedies
  • Childbirth Education is provided through the whole pregnancy and class settings are required during the end of second trimester and beginning of third trimester

Postpartum Care

Postpartum care is just as important as prenatal care. The midwife will follow you closely through the first six weeks after the birth of your baby.

After your baby is born the midwife stays with you until both mom and baby are stable and everyone is settled in. This usually requires the midwife to monitor you and baby for the first two to four hours.

The midwife will help you establish breastfeeding and monitor your blood pressure, the amount you are bleeding, the size and shape of your uterus (to make sure it is contracting to normal postpartum size) and your general wellbeing.

She observes the baby to make sure he/she is making a smooth transition, looking for good color, temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, etc.

An assistant will help to clean up the house, do laundry and prepare food.

Once she leaves you, the midwife will call you within 24 hours of the birth as well as drop by and do a vital check visit. You can call her for advice.

She will come to your home again within the first 48 hours after the birth. At that time she does a brief exam and vital signs. She will review your birth experience with you, discuss breastfeeding, inquire how you are feeling and offer remedies for any discomforts. This is often a time to celebrate your birth and wonderful moments with the baby.

The midwife will do the heel stick for the metabolic screening (aka PKU, in lay language, but consists of other screening tests as well) on the baby at this 48 hour visit.

Your newborn will need to see a pediatrician within the first 48 hours after birth. The midwife can recommend local pediatricians who are friendly to homebirth and supportive of breastfeeding. You contact him/her during your pregnancy to make plans for the newborn check-up.

Other visits by the midwife depend on your needs. If you required stitches after the birth a two week visit to check on the healing process is important. Should you have any unusual symptoms - fever, pain, discomfort - the midwife would come out to see you. Breastfeeding challenges also warrant a visit. In short, the midwife is available to you as you need her, just as she was during your prenatal care.

A six-week visit with physical exam and lab work usually completes your care. At this time, the midwife can refer you to a woman-friendly back-up physician for family planning needs or if you have insurance requirments to a specific one in your insurance plan.