Your Care with Midwives Rising!

With attention to women's holistic needs, our menu offers more than 75 meaningful treatments, therapies, classes and celebrations to support pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood and all stages of a woman's life.

During the registration process we assist in the design and coordination of menu offerings to create the perfect package for home birth, birth center and hospital births.

“Working with Midwives Rising is like having concierge service at your fingertips, 24hrs a day, every day.

— Sarah

1. Contact us to let us know you are interested in scheduling a tour or consult.

2. Fill out the tour/consult form that you receive

3. Attend your tour or consult

4. Fill out a verification of benefits form

Once we receive the results of your verification, we will call you to schedule your registration appointment.

2. Registration Appointment
During this appointment we will-

  • Discuss finances
  • Confirm the pregnancy
  • Order lab work
  • Fill out paperwork
  • Issue birth prep checklists
  • Establish a plan of care
  • Assign classes and upcoming appointments

3. Initial Appointment
During this appointment we will review lab results, provide a PAP if you are due for one, perform a complete physical exam, a breast exam and a prenatal exam. 

4. Prenatal Appointments
Prenatal appointments sometimes take place in a modified group setting. This is known to create improved brith outcomes while also providing for private time with the midwife.

  • Blood Pressure
  • Temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Weight
  • Urine dip
  • Measuring the belly 
  • Listen to baby's heartbeat if >12 wks
  • Review of symptoms 
  • Review plan of care
  • Ordering labs or collecting specimens when needed
  • Ordering or providing medical consultations when needed
  • Ordering or providing ultrasounds and non-stress tests when needed
  • Discuss diet, nutrition and fitness
  • Discuss home life, interests and hobbies 
  • Discuss pregnancy health and childbirth education

5. Classes
We have many optional, speciality classes throughout the year. Including Journey into Birth, Acupressure for Childbirth, Meditation and Movement in Birth, as well as many others.

4 of the 5 classes our clients are required to attend are held on the first four Tuesdays of the month at 6:30

  • First Tuesday: Pregnancy & Birth Health Strategies 
  • Second Tuesday: Birth
  • Third Tuesday: Immediate Postpartum 
  • Fifth Tuesday: Breastfeeding and Baby care

The fifth class is CPR and it is held several times a year

6. Around the 35th week of pregnancy, you will receive a home visit.

During this visit we will check on the following items:

  • Supplies
  • To do lists
  • Birth team
  • Birth plan
  • Review of care to-date
  • Review plan of care

7. Birth

  • Labor support
  • Comfort measures
  • Maternal monitoring
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Nutritional intake
  • Birth of baby  

8. Immediate Postpartum

  • Maternal monitoring
  • Baby monitoring
  • Supporting bonding 
  • Newborn exam w/ weights and measures
  • Photographs 
  • Tidying the birth space

9. 24-72 hr visit

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Monitoring of mom and baby
  • Newborn hearing test
  • Newborn heart screening
  • Newborn metabolic screening
  • Birth review
  • Plan of care

10. Postpartum (up to six weeks after birth)

  • Maternal support 
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Ongoing monitoring as needed
  • Review birth control if desired
  • Provide PAP or other Well-Woman services if needed

And there you have it! A basic outline of your care!

If you have questions about midwife care that were not answered here, visit our FAQ page or request a tour or consult.