What do we do at our home visits? Lots of things! About a month before your due date, we visit your home to help you make sure you have everything ready for your birth. After the baby is born, we come to your house for several postpartum home visits. We check on you and the baby, help with any breastfeeding/chestfeeding concerns, and answer questions. We make sure you are eating well and recovering, and help arrange more support if needed. We also offer all the routine baby tests that would be done if you were at the hospital, such as the newborn screen, hearing screen and weight checks. In this picture, Shari is doing a simple test to check for rare heart defects, using an oxygen sensor. Baby is sleeping right through it, while big sister enjoys a snack! The best part-- the new parent can stay in PJs for this well baby check!
Hello! My name is April. I created this blog while working at Full Spectrum Midwifery. Although it is now inactive, there's still lots of great stories and information here-- enjoy!