Offering Support and Information
I provide care from conception through six to eight weeks postpartum. My services include some well-woman care such as Pap smears, cultures, and hormone testing, breastfeeding help, and state required newborn screen testing (PKU test). At this time I attend mostly home births, but I also have privileges at Seeds of Grace birth center in Longview. I hope to open a birth center in the Mt. Pleasant/Pittsburg area in the future.
I give prenatal care on the same schedule as a doctor would: monthly until about 7 months, every two weeks until your last month, and then weekly until your birth. If any problems should arise during your pregnancy, I am able to consult with and/or refer you to doctors in this area. In the event of an emergency, I do carry pitocin (to stop excessive bleeding after the birth) and oxygen. I am also trained in infant and adult CPR and neonatal resuscitation. Thankfully, those types of emergencies are rare, but I am prepared. I also bring a trained assistant or another midwife to all births in case I need an extra set of hands.
My philosophy is to prevent problems before they happen as much as possible, and I stress good nutrition and adequate hydration as a primary defense against common complications. I also try to suggest non-allopathic (non-medical / non-pharmaceutical) remedies such as exercise, herbs, and homeopathy for minor problems before sending you to a physician or pharmacy.
My goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy, a safe birth, and a smooth transition for you and your family afterward.
I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss my services in more detail and answer any questions that you may have. We may even be able to listen to the baby's heartbeat if you would like to. There is no charge for this visit. Please email me or call me at 903-708-2004 to set an appointment or use the button below to schedule your free consultation.
The fees for my services are based on amounts customarily billed to insurance. I offer a sizeable discount for payment of these fees by your 36th week of pregnancy. I offer a sliding scale fee for families who have Medicaid.
Lab work for mother and baby is billed to insurance, Medicaid, or billed to the client at my cost.
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