oak grove midwifery

Midwifery Care

At Oak Grove Midwifery, we provide compassionate, supportive home birth midwifery care for healthy mothers and babies. We support and provide care for VBAC and twin deliveries. Waterbirth is a lovely option. We believe mothers of all ages, from teens to women in their 40s, can have healthy home births. We will carefully consider breech deliveries, depending on the position of the baby. Late-in-care families are also accepted. We invite you to a free interview!

Comprehensive Prenatal Care

  • Routine prenatal visits are scheduled every month until 28 weeks of pregnancy, every two weeks between 28-36, and weekly until the birth. These visits typically last about an hour, during which we perform a standard prenatal exam including vital signs on the mother and the baby and monitoring for optimal growth.
  • As nutritional education and emotional support can serve as preventative care, these topics are often central to our discussions. 
  • A midwife will be available at all times by phone if a concern or question arises. 
  • We order lab work and inform you about your many options and choices involved in maternity and newborn care.

Labor & Birth Care

  • When you are ready for our support, in early or active labor, we come to your home. We bring a complete set of birth equipment including a birth stool, a Doppler for listening to your baby, herbal remedies and medications. 
  • We discretely monitor the well-being of mother and baby throughout labor. 
  • Eating and drinking is encouraged throughout your labor. 
  • Comfort and pain-relief measures are utilized, such as changing positions, movement, rest, privacy, warm water, touch, and encouragement. 
  • Partners, siblings and chosen support people are encouraged to be as involved as possible. 
  • Cord clamping is delayed to allow the baby to get his or her full supply of blood. 
  • Family bonding is respected; mothers and babies are not separated. 
  • We stay in your home for approximately 3 hours after the birth.

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." 

-Barbara Katz Rothman

 Postpartum Care

  • Routine visits fall on Day 1, Day 3, and Day 7, Week 2, Week 4 and Week 6-8, during which we weigh the baby, check in on feeding and sleeping patterns, monitor the mother’s healing progress, and tell you how cute your baby is! 
  • Breastfeeding is encouraged and supported! 
  • Newborn screening is offered.

Cost : $3500

Payments are due by 36 weeks. Payment plans are available to choose from.

Insurance

We bill all private insurance. Our biller will do a Verification of Benefits as early in the process as you like, to see what your insurance will cover. 

OHP/Medicaid: Currently, We are not OHP providers. OHP/Medicaid qualified women receive a reduced rate with payment plan options to choose from. 

In the event of a Transport

Most of the time, trusting the unfolding process of childbirth means sitting on our hands and creating space for birth to occur naturally without much intervention. Sometimes, presenting warning signs indicate that intervention is necessary. A mother’s or midwife’s intuition, vital signs outside of normal limits, or other warning signs that sometimes occur during pregnancy, birth or postpartum can result in a transfer of care to a physician or transport to a hospital. While we are proponents of the benefits of natural birth, we are not cavalier. We are grateful and respectful that this type of help is available when necessary. Usually, transports are not an emergency, but rather something we can talk about calmly at the time and make the best decision.

Very rarely, transports are emergencies and 911 is called. If we transport during labor, at least one midwife will go with you to the hospital and continue to advocate for your family and provide support as needed. We cannot continue midwifery care in the hospital, so our role shifts, but does not disappear. Postpartum care continues in your home just as it would have. Please read through our practice standards and protocols to understand reasons that we would recommend or require transfer of care or transport to a hospital.