Shalom Midwifery

Shalom Midwifery Services

As a Midwife, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, evidence based information, and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, as your midwife I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth.

Discover the personalized care and empowering experience of midwifery with Shalom Midwifery today.

WE SPECIALIZE IN

  • Pregnancy
  •  Waterbirth
  •  Fetal Health
  •  Birth
  •  Postpartum
  •  Nutrition Education
  •  Fertility
  •  Emotional Wellbeing
  •  Supplements, Herbs, Vitamins, Homeopathy
  •  Newborn Care
  •  Natural Vaginal Birth
  •  Breastfeeding

Services

PRENATALS

Prenatal visits are generally about 1 hour long.  At each prenatal we discuss your pregnancy, diet, exercise, and emotional wellbeing. We also check your weight, urine, and blood pressure, monitor fetal heart tones, blood pressure, and  fetal growth. Each prenatal is based on your individual needs. Prenatals are as follows;

Once a month until 28 weeks

Twice a month until 36 weeks

Once a week until baby is born.

 

WATERBIRTH

Water birth is a gentle and natural birthing option offered by our midwifery service, where labor and delivery occur in a warm water bath. This method is renowned for its calming effect on the mother, reducing labor pain and promoting a more serene birth experience. The buoyancy of the water supports the mother’s body, enabling easier movement and positioning, which can aid in the progression of labor. Our skilled midwives provide personalized care and support throughout the water birth process, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for both mother and baby. Water birth is an empowering choice for parents seeking a tranquil and intimate birth experience, surrounded by the soothing embrace of water.
 

 

LABOR AND BIRTH SUPPORT

From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.

 
 

POSTPARTUM

Once your sweet babe is in your arms I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have. Postpartum visits will be at 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks and have a final postpartum at 6 weeks.

FAQ

Bend, Oregon. Serving all of Central Oregon.

A midwife is a trained health professional who supports, cares for, and advises women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Midwives provide comprehensive prenatal care, assist during childbirth, and offer guidance on newborn care and breastfeeding.

Midwives offer a wide range of services including prenatal visits, labor and birth support, postpartum care, breastfeeding advice, newborn care guidance, family planning, and gynecological exams.

Yes, many midwives provide support for home births. They bring necessary medical equipment and have the expertise to monitor the labor process, assist with the delivery, and ensure the well-being of both mother and baby. It’s important to discuss with your midwife to understand if you’re a candidate for home birth based on your health and pregnancy.

Midwives are trained to recognize early signs of complications and will have protocols in place for transferring care to a hospital if necessary. Emergency plans are discussed during prenatal visits, ensuring swift action can be taken to safeguard the health of both mother and baby.

Midwifery care focuses on pregnancy and childbirth as normal life events, offering personalized and holistic care. Midwives often provide more in-depth prenatal visits and continuous support during labor and delivery. Obstetricians are medical doctors specializing in pregnancy, childbirth, and the reproductive system, often dealing with higher-risk situations. Many women choose a combined care approach.

Yes, many midwives have hospital privileges and can attend births in a hospital setting. This allows for the midwifery model of care within the hospital environment. Discuss with your midwife about their hospital affiliations and how a hospital birth with a midwife works.

Choosing the right midwife involves considering their qualifications, experience, philosophy of care, and whether you feel comfortable and supported in their care. It’s recommended to meet with potential midwives to discuss your expectations, any concerns, and to ask questions about their practice.

Your midwife will guide you through preparing for a home birth, which may include gathering necessary supplies, creating a birth plan, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for labor, and planning for any possible need to transfer to a hospital.

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Discover the personalized care and empowering experience of midwifery with Shalom Midwifery today.