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Consults and Tours
So you just found out that you are expecting? YAY! Call us and let's schedule a consult and tour! One of our midwives will sit down with you to tell you all about midwives and birth centers and how we can make a difference in your upcoming childbirth experience. We will also give you a pregnancy confirmation for your insurance if it is needed and do a complimentary in office sonogram so you can see your growing little one! Call us to schedule today! 
Prenatal Care
After your consult appointment, you will be scheduled to begin your prenatal care with us. Your first  two visits will be longer, as we will be doing a history and obtaining blood samples (usually an hour). Your subsequent visits will be about 30 minutes. During your one on one visits with your midwife, she will obtain your blood pressure, check your urine and weight, measure your baby's growth, and listen to baby's heart rate, as well as discuss how you and your baby will be growing and what changes to expect. Visits are relaed and you are welcome to bring guests or children with you!
Lab Services & In Office Sonogram
Part of prenatal care with us includes drawing your labs. We do this in the office so you don't have to take extra trips elsewhere. We will be discussing all of your lab options, such as genetic screenings or additional testing that you might want to have. All of our labs are loaded into a system that you have access to, so you can always see your lab results as well as sono reports. 
Labor Support, Midwives & Doulas
When you go into labor, your midwife team will be right there to provide intimate labor support. Your midwife will be assisted by a trained doula who will help you as you labor. She stays throughout your after care (postpartum) to help you as you learn to nurse your baby and to assist you as your transition that first day. 
Water Birth Option
Research has verified many aspects of water labor and water birth: water facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume any position that is comfortable for labor and birth. Probably no other development in birth has had greater impact on natural birth in recent years as the acceptance of waterbirth as an effective method of delivery. Heart 2 Heart Birth Center actually designed it's birth suites around your desire for laboring or birthing in our tubs. 
After the Stork
We call the month after your baby is born a "baby moon", sort of like a honey moon! You will be getting to know eachother as you fall in love even more with your baby face to face!  We will see you 2 days afterbaby is born and obtain a blood test on your baby called a PKU. Then we will see you again at 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks for your well woman gynecology visit and birth control, if you want to use it. 
Newborn Care
After the birth of your baby, the midwife will perform a complete newborn exam. This will be reported to your pediatrician. You will need to schedule your first visit for baby within 48 hours after the birth. We will see baby again at 2 days for PKU testing, and again at 2 weeks for hearing screen, weight check up and lactation evaluation. After that, baby is completely in your pediatricians care. We recommend Dr. Richard Rodriguez at Sunshine Pediatrics, but we have parents who take their babies to all 
​Lactation (Breastfeeding) Support
One of the wonderful aspects of motherhood is breastfeeding. For some moms, it comes easily. For others, it is more of a struggle. Because we are all all moms too and we know this can be one of those things you need support with, we have an IBCLC who will contact you after the birth of your baby to make contact with you. Then, if you feel you need some face to face time with her, we will arrange that for you.