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"Whenever and wherever you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life"

Ina May Gaskin

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"Whenever and wherever you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life"

Ina May Gaskin

madreluzLA FOLLOWS THE MIDWIVES MODEL OF CARE WHICH INCLUDES:

a)    Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the child-bearing cycle

b)   Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care as well as continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery and postpartum support

c)     Minimizing technological interventions

d)    Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention


 

MIDWIFERY

* preconception care including traditional fertility treatments, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations


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PRENATAL CARE

* complimentary consult and interview visit

* Initial visit: counseling, health history, physical exam and lab work in a 1-½ hour visit

* comprehensive prenatal monthly care until 28wks, twice monthly between 28 and 36 weeks, weekly until birth, 1 hour visits

* personalized prenatal education, nutrition and supplement recommendations

* prenatal labs in office

* home visit between 36-37 weeks

* regular risk assessment, monitoring normalcy of pregnancy

* counseling and emotional support

* compassionate care with shared decision-making

* natural therapy recommendations for common discomforts

* on call service during pregnancy

* referral for higher risk services when needed

* referrals to doulas, obstetricians, pediatricians, lactation consultants and other healthcare providers

* co-managing prenatal care with physician is also available for mothers birthing in hospital


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LABOR/BIRTH

* phone support through early labor

* specialist in waterbirth

* attendance at home or birth center

* licensed midwifery assistants as part of birth team

* on call service for a term birth: 37 – 42 weeks

* hospital support in case of transfer during labor, but responsibility transfers to obstetrician   

* complete newborn exam

* waterbirth tub included in price


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POSTPARTUM CARE

* 2 postpartum visits at home, 2 postpartum visits in office, until 6 weeks

* well baby care check ups during postpartum visits

* breastfeeding support

* referral for higher risk services when needed

* natural therapy recommendations for common discomforts

* pediatritian recommendations


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WELL WOMAN CARE

* family planning and contraception counseling

* pap smears

* annual well woman exams

* vaginal infections

* irregular periods

* vaginal steams

* natural therapy recommendations


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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

* personalized and group classes

* prenatal weekly support group

* anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor

* processing fears

* safe space for questions and doubts

* nutrition

* exercises

* relaxation/breathing

* understanding pain and coping tools

* review of emergency scenarios

* planning the birth you desire

* postpartum preparations

* breastfeeding preparations


POSTPARTUM/BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

* postpartum plan

* baby-proofing your partnership

* sleeping

* nutrition

* supplements

* baby blues/postpartum depression

* sex after birth

* common discomforts

* breastfeeding positions

* breastfeeding problems

* newborn weight gain

* attachment parenting


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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

* breastfeeding education

* optimal breastfeeding positions

* recommendations for herbal remedies

* health and weight issues

* personalized home or office visits


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POSTPARTUM HERBAL STEAM BATH  (A.K.A BAÑO POSTPARTO)

Herbal steam baths, common in Mexican communities and other parts of the world have been clinically proven to reduce pain, inflammation, bleeding and stress. They also support relaxation, lactation, nervous system health, body alignment and movement of energy. It’s a special moment of care for the mom that is nurturing, relaxing and even luxurious.

* traditional, therapeutic postpartum herbal steam bath

* massage

* rebozo body binding