Prenatal Care(Pregnancy Care)
Morning Star welcomes women to establish care as soon as they know they are pregnant. We desire to establish care early in a woman’s pregnancy. This allows us to become acquainted with women and their families in a timely fashion which aids in creating a trusting relationship with one another. Appointments occur monthly until 28 weeks gestation, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until labor begins.
Labor & Birth
Morning Star believes that labor and birth are natural, physiologic processes. Therefore, we highly encourage spontaneous labor that is free to unfold largely uninterrupted. Morning Star provides care for your labor and birth in the comfort of your own home. We try to time our arrival when a woman is in active labor, so we can be present for the most difficult part of your labor.
Postpartum & Newborn Care
After the birth of your baby, Morning Star will continue to care for you and your baby. We provide immediate postpartum and newborn care in your home for 3-4 hrs., on average. Then we return to your home between 24-48 hrs. after birth to assess both the mother and the infant. Newborns are screened for critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs), hearing, and metabolic diseases at this time. We continue to care for babies until approximately 2-4 weeks of age when their records will be transferred to a provider of your choosing. Mothers receive postpartum care until 6 weeks after birth to ensure their bodies have returned to a pre-pregnancy status without issue.
Morning Star provides women’s healthcare services. Services include well woman exams, primary care, gynecologic concerns, family planning, and peri-menopause/menopause care. We desire to come alongside women and can offer an integrative or allopathic approach to your care, depending on your personal desires.
Transfer of Care
Morning Star Midwifery & Women’s Health does accept transfers into our practice. We encourage women to transfer into our practice as soon as possible as this enables us to create a trusting relationship prior to your labor and birth. Please feel free to contact us with questions about transfer or to set up a consultation visit.