At Ocean Midwives, we value the relationships that midwifery care can provide. Every prenatal visit is full hour, this helps us create meaningful relationships that build the trust and respect needed for your birth. Prenatal visits are on Wednesdays, in my home office in Encinitas, and on Thursdays, at our office in Solana Beach at Ocean Wellness.
Appointments are used to get to know the whole person/ whole family, focusing not just on the physical health and well-being of mother and baby, but also on her emotional, spiritual, and mental health. All throughout prenatal care, I am always keeping a client’s medical history, pregnancy/birth history, nutrition and current lifestyle choices in mind to serve each woman better. Building this relationship of trust and in-depth knowledge with my clients with prenatal care helps me to individualize my responsibility for their birth and in the postpartum.
Prenatally we will spend a lot of time discussing nutrition, herbs/homeopathy, body alignment and exercises, and general pregnancy education, so mothers feel empowered in taking care of herself and her baby, with continued guidance. With the use of informed choice, I offer all the standard prenatal lab work options, and we can draw them ourselves at our office. I can also refer to ultrasounds, genetic screening, and any other pertinent referrals for diagnostics or allied health professionals, as needed.
Some of the lab services we offer:
All normal Pregnancy, postpartum, newborn, and well-woman blood draws and cultures
Genetic Screening: MSAFP and NIPT
MTHFR and other genetic carrier screens for parents
Vitamin D Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI or STD)
Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP)
Group Beta Strep Culture (GBS)
Newborn Screening: NBS, CCHD, and Hearing