professional, nurturing Home Birth Services since 2009
Midwife: Middle English midwif, from mid with + wif woman.
Prenatal Care in Your Home A wise woman once said, "Prenatal Care is what you do for yourself every day between visits with your midwife.” You are the expert of your Self. Midwives possess expertise of normal pregnancy and birth. Together we meet in the middle and co-create.
Because relationship-building is the hallmark of quality midwifery care, a typical home prenatal visit will last an ample hour and encompass the following: nutrition counseling, your changing physiology and the common discomforts of pregnancy, your wishes for your birth, your emotional well-being, assessing mother's physical wellness, and assessing baby's growth and wellness. Prenatal visits are scheduled once per month until 28 weeks, then every other week until 36 weeks, then weekly until birth. All clients receive extensive educational handouts & articles.
hOMe Birth Adrienne will come to your home when we mutually decide the time is right, ideally when you cross the threshold into active labor. Her intention is to hold the space for you to go deeply within, while monitoring you and your baby's well-being in as unobtrusive a manner as possible. Adrienne will be as hands-on or hands-off as you desire, within the boundaries of safety and common sense. Birthing at home promotes an atmosphere of respect, autonomy, privacy, reverence, gentleness, and love. What a nice way to welcome a baby!
After the baby's arrival Adrienne will perform a thorough newborn and mother examination. She remains in your home for several hours while you enjoy the amazing first gazes and cuddles, baby has begun to breastfeed, the house is tidied up, and everyone is fed and settled in for some rest.
Waterbirthis chosen by many families as a comforting, gentle mode of labor and birthing. Laboring in water promotes relaxation, pain relief, optimal hormone flow, mobility, tissue elasticity, and privacy. A complete waterbirth setup is provided for each family.
*Free Initial Consultation* If you'd like to learn more about midwifery care and home birth, please contact Adrienne to schedule an initial consultation.
Postpartum Nurturing The first six weeks after birth are a natural window of opportunity for rejuvenation or depletion, so it is vital for mothers to rest as much as possible. Please plan to honor yourself during this special time. With preparation and support you may avoid many common postpartum challenges.
Postpartum care includes: -thorough assessments of mother and baby's well-being -breastfeeding support and guidance -nourishing herbal preparations -filing of birth certificate -metabolic screening of the newborn -counseling on common postpartum concerns of mother and baby -emotional support; processing your birth
Placenta Encapsulation included in Birth Package More and more women are opting to consume their placentas as a nutritional supplement. For more information about this service please click here.
Standards & Protocols As a midwife licensed by CO DORA and certified nationally by NARM, Adrienne abides by the standards set forth in CO Midwifery Laws and Rules and the NACPM. She strives to embody the Midwives Model of Care and the Wisewoman Tradition of the least intervention for the greatest good.
"Without Adrienne's advice I don't know that I would have had a home birth at all. Our experience, as a family, with our home birth was invaluable. The outcome is an empowered mother, stronger family unit, a beautiful baby girl, and so much more that is still ruminating in my mind.
Adrienne also brought me a bag of goodies during one of our postpartum visits including homeopathic remedies and homemade digestive herbs; I was very thankful for all of these things. She was also a wealth of information--any question or concern I had was answered with research that Adrienne made available to us." ~JP
"Thank you for being such a wonderful, kind, supportive, non-judgmental midwife. It was a gift to have you at the birth." ~Amanda
"Your knowledge is so amazing and your information and insights are invaluable. Thank you for sharing your spirit and love with us by helping to bring our son into this world. Your herbal remedies and suggestions were such gifts, especially the sitz bath herbs--those were amazing!" ~Luciana
"Your calm, caring and very nurturing presence made me feel very well cared for." ~SG
"Women who are giving birth, trust yourselves. Trust your inner power. Trust your ability to give life. This is something absolutely sacred that is inside all women in the world.” ~Ricardo Jones, MD