Overview

I provide personalized and professional midwifery care, focused on your specific needs and family situation. We’ll get to know each other as we create the prenatal, birth, and postpartum paths you desire.

Toward the goal of creating an accessible and holistic wellness community in our rural area, I’ve chosen two office spaces in Craftsbury and Morrisville where my services can be supported by like-minded practitioners specializing in herbalism, nutrition, massage, yoga, lactation support, skincare, infant massage, and other healing modalities.

I am proud to provide care to all families, including LGBTQ clients.


Initial Consultation

Choosing the right midwife is a personal and important decision. We’ll begin with a one-hour initial interview giving us time to learn about each other and decide if we are a good fit. I’ll answer any questions you have about me and my midwifery care. Schedule your free consultation at either of my two office locations.


Prenatal Care

We can begin prenatal care when it works for you. Most begin during the first trimester, but I accept clients at any stage of pregnancy. Each appointment is one hour, giving us time to discuss how things are going, address your questions, and get to know each other. We’ll monitor your progress and evaluate any risks for home birth.

We will meet every four weeks until 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then every week until birth. Around 35 weeks, we’ll have a home visit with the full birth team including my assistant and those you plan to have at the birth.

I am on-call to you 24/7 throughout your pregnancy for urgent needs.

My care provides full prenatal testing, genetic screenings, all lab work, and referrals as necessary. I can collect samples needed for lab work in my office and send it to the lab directly without you needing to make extra appointments or trips.


Home Birth

I offer home birth services within one hour of my home in Wolcott. I attend all births with a trained assistant and bring all necessary equipment to your home, including oxygen, medications for you and baby, resuscitation equipment, IV fluids, suturing material, and instruments.

I will be available when your labor begins and stay until several hours after the birth to ensure everyone is stable and to provide a full newborn exam and evaluation.

Often people choose home birth to have more autonomy and participation in their labor and birth experience. My role at the birth is to monitor your progress, assess risks and be as hands-on or hands-off as you desire.

I also support the family as a whole: partners, siblings, grandparents, friends, aunties - whoever you want there!

Water Birth

If you’re interested in laboring and/or giving birth in the water, I have two birthing tubs available for rent. I will assist you in getting the supplies you need, as well as set-up and break-down of the birth tubs.


Postpartum Care

I will come to your home at 1 day, 3 days and 1 week postpartum to check in with you, your baby and your family. You will then return to the office at 2 weeks and 6 weeks postpartum.

I will be available between appointments for questions and concerns, and can make additional home visits if needed. I can provide breastfeeding support and/or refer you to a lactation consultant if desired.

The first few weeks after you give birth are a vital time for healing, bonding, establishing milk supply, and adjusting to your new normal. Being able to stay home for postpartum appointments is so beneficial to you and your newborn.


Additional Services

Lactation Support

I am trained in breastfeeding support and because I will be at your home three times in the first week, I can provide consistent guidance and address any concerns. I can also connect you to wonderful lactation consultants in the community for issues beyond my scope of practice.

Well-Body Care

Midwives can provide general well-body care for non-pregnant people, including physical exams, pap screening, breast exams, family planning, nutrition, lab work, and other preventive care. If you chose or are choosing midwifery care for pregnancy/birth, you might prefer personalized midwifery care for all well-body needs.

Doula & Placenta Encapsulation Services

I am also a DONA certified doula and a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. Please visit my sister site for more information on these services.


Billing & Fees

Fees for my services can be paid out of pocket, through insurance, or you can submit receipts for services to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Home birth is covered by most insurance companies in Vermont. I accept Medicaid (Dr. Dynasaur, Green Mountain Care), BCBS VT, MVP, and Cigna. Prior to beginning care, we will run a Benefits Check to find out how your specific plan covers home birth.

I accept cash, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and trade for payment. I want to make this work for you, so let’s chat if you have questions!