Prenatal Care with a midwife is different than care with traditional medical care. Wantina offers Family based care in the midwifery office or your home for an additional fee. Partners, children, and other family members are always welcome. Please ask for more details about how to get prenatal care in the privacy of your home.
Each visit is about an hour long one on one with Wantina and her midwifery students. She talks about nutrition in pregnancy and what is going on in your pregnant life. Wantina does a head to toe assessment every visit with lots of questions for you and from you.
You will still have access to standard of care and traditional prenatal labwork and and traditional 20 week ultrasound if you desire. Fetascope and doppler are both options for listening to your growing baby. You should expect the same types of care available through any traditional care giver, just in a more personal style.
Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making is key to successful Midwifery Services. Prenatal care is what a client does in their own home to take care of themselves. Visits with the midwife are checking to ensure that everything at home is working well. And also making suggestions to make the pregnancy go smoother and other suggestions for safety and comfort.