Birth Your Way With Haven Midwifery
Pregnancy Tests and Consultations
Haven Midwifery and Birth Center offers free pregnancy tests. We welcome you to call and schedule a no obligation consultation and tour of our birth center. The Midwives would love the opportunity to talk to you about your options for midwifery care.
Schedule An Early Gender DNA Test
SneakPeek Clinical lets you learn your baby’s gender as soon as the next day. Visit a participating women’s health provider or ultrasound studio to have your blood drawn on site, and receive results via email the next day, with no extra fuss!
Comprehensive Prenatal Care
Haven Midwifery and Birth Center offers prenatal care that is tailored to each women’s individual needs.
Prenatal care includes monthly visits through the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Visits every two weeks until 36 weeks. Then weekly until the birth of your baby.
Each visit includes education on topics such as nutrition, fitness, mental health, labor and delivery, postpartum needs, as well as education regarding common tests and procedures offered throughout pregnancy.
We partner with you to achieve the course of care that you desire and will work best for your needs.
Classes At Haven Birth Center
Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Birth
This class is ideal early in pregnancy to give the most benefit, but good nutrition and comfort techniques are important right up until birth…and beyond. We’ll cover elements of a good diet, multiple relaxation techniques, use of supplements and herbs, as well as coping with some of the more common discomforts of pregnancy.
Labor & Birth
Am I in labor? What part of labor is this, when do I contact my provider, and when do I leave for my birth place? What can I do to help my labor progress? All of this and more will be explored, along with useful Rebozo techniques and practice positions for labor and birth.
Whether you birth at home, a birth center, or a hospital, if you don’t know your options, you don’t have any! This class includes interactive games, and a review of prenatal testing, induction techniques, complications, and newborn procedures.
Even if you have a doula at your birth, your partner will leave this class with a wide range of skills in labor support. We’ll discuss physical and emotional support, postpartum support, pain relief options, communications, and more!
"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. "-Psalms 91:4
Birth Center Birth
A birth center offers an alternative and safe environment to welcome the newest member of your family.
With our family centered care, you are welcome to be surrounded by your family and friends, or keep it simple and have just you and your partner.
Usage of herbs, aromatherapy, massage, and movement help to facilitate your natural birth. Our birth center is warm and welcoming and allows space for movement, light refreshment, and rest. Spend time after the birth bonding with your wee one , knowing all baby exams are done bedside.
Postpartum visits are a mixture of home visits and clinic visits, taking care of both mom and baby.
Water birth is an increasingly popular way to birth and not surprisingly as it is an amazing way to manage the pain of labor.
What is water birth? It is laboring and birthing in water. Some women choose to labor in water and get out of the tub to birth. Other moms choose to labor in the shower, and even birth there!
The use of water reduces stress and promotes relaxation. It allows freedom of movement, reduces blood pressure, helps relax the pelvic floor and reduces the need for drugs and other interventions. Water birth may even speed labor! Babies do not breath under water and water birth allows for an easy transition from uterine life to extrauterine life.
Haven Birth Center has multiple tubs, where mom can use warm water to reduce her pain of labor. We also have a wonderful shower in the birth room.
Haven supplies an inflatable tub with separate liner and tub supplies for our home birth clients.
Postpartum care of mom and baby is so important. Haven Midwives are available 24/7 for any concerns after you leave our birth center.
We do a home visit at 24-36 hours. During this visit we will screen the baby for congenital heart defects, as well as a metabolic screening. After this visit we send all newborn exam records to your pediatrician of choice. This visit is also an examination of mom, including breastfeeding support, and continual monitoring of maternal emotional wellbeing.
We will also see mom and baby at home between days 3 and 5, and at the clinic at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks.