Initial visit & Prenatal
At Trinity Midwifery we believe that women and families are at the center of our individualized care. Informed choice is honored, evidence-based practice is discussed and intuition is respected. We are available to our clients 24/7 via email, text, or phone throughout pregnancy, and labor, and for the first six weeks postpartum. Prenatal visits take place in our office or at the clients home. Postpartum appointments are done at the clients home. Breastfeeding support is an integral part of our postpartum care.
- Initial Health history
- Lab work
- Nutritional Assessment
- Assessment of baby and mother
- Ample time to answer questions
- Education, resources and reading material
labor & BIRth
Schedule of Appointments
- Every four weeks until the third trimester
- Every two weeks until 36 weeks
- Weekly from 36 weeks until the birth
We are on call for 24 hours a day to offer labor support and encouragement. We spend the last several postpartum visits talking about preparing for labor and when to contact us. We remain with the family through the labor and birth process and for several hours after the baby is born. During the initial postpartum we will continuously assess the well being of both the mother and the baby.
Postpartum visits take place in the home and last about an hour each visit. We offer postpartum visits on a schedule that works for the family for the first six weeks after the birth. Usually visits are done on day 1, day 3 and one week and then as set by the client and midwife. Breastfeeding support is offered during this initial postpartum period. We also offer well woman care and family planning counseling.
THE MIDWIFERY MODEL OF CARE
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
• Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
• Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
• Minimizing technological interventions
• Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.Copyright (c) 1996-2007, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.