Postpartum and Newborn Care

After you give birth your midwife will visit you and your baby at home the next day. Midwives are licensed to provide postpartum and pediatric care for six full weeks following birth.

During the postpartum period a normal hormone fluctuation occurs. This hormonal fluctuation will affect each person differently. Sometimes it will manifest as common “baby blues” and other times it will be much more. Your midwife will talk to you about what is normal and what is abnormal and will help provide the care you need or refer you if necessary. 

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5/5

Clarissa also was always available to answer my questions and calm my nerves throughout the postpartum craziness. Never once did she make me feel uncomfortable, judged or silly. She always maintained a positive and supportive attitude, and had a very gentle touch no matter what she was doing. I would recommend her to anyone, and am so thankful she was/is apart of my daughters story and my very first pregnancy/birth experience.

Katrina McHaddad

Midwives provide full scope medical and pediatric care for mom and baby for six weeks following birth. 

  • Hour long appointments 
    • Typically 4-5 or more as needed
  • Newborn pediatric care
    • Metabolic Newborn  Screen 
    • Hearing screen referral for a free in-home test
    • Congenital heart defect screening
  • Breastfeeding and postpartum support groups, as available
  • Postpartum depression support
  • Postpartum mood disorder support
  • Basic postpartum maternity supplies

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5/5

Clarissa is amazing and knowledgeable. I’ve known her through 4 of my pregnancies, she’s very supporting of you making your own decisions. She has such a calming demeanor but can also be a very strong advocate for you and your decisions when you maybe can’t be. She is amazing, I would recommend her to any one.

Jenny Brown