Each pregnancy support circle has time for movement, meditation, teachings about pregnancy, birth, or parenting, conversation, expression, parent blessings, and prenatal care. Each one will be different, each one is created by the community present. Each prenatal is sacred. We encourage you to explore different techniques to connect to your divine body and your divine baby. We ask that you attend our pregnancy support circle at any location or schedule a prenatal visit at least:
Once each month through 28 weeks,
Every two weeks from 28-36 weeks,
Every week after 36 weeks until birth.
If you are unable to attend, please contact your midwife to make alternate arrangements for a prenatal.
Healing Sessions: Once per trimester (including the 4th trimester) you will have a private one on one session with your midwife. Time to connect, to know one another on a soul level. These sessions will be designed by you- you can choose spirit medicine, birth art, body work, energy work, henna, ceremony, deeper education... whatever feels right to you. These sessions can be done at your home or before or after one of our pregnancy support circle and ceremony locations.
During our one-on-one times we will also
Discuss matters of importance, concern, or interest;
Review your family and medical history;
Assess for risk factors for homebirth;
Check vitals: weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, temp and pulse as indicated;
Evaluate your nutrition, making recommendations where necessary;
Assess fetal growth activity and determine fetal position
Measure fundal height;
Listen to fetal heart beat;
Perform individualized laboratory tests as indicated
Pap smear or other vaginal cultures (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, GBS), as indicated;
Laboratory testing of antibodies, CBC, Genetic Screenings, Quad Screens and a Glucose Tolerance Test will be offered.
Please contact us or see current schedule and locations for pregnancy support circles.