Hospital Birth with a Midwife
What a hospital birth with a Midwife looks like
These services are a great option for those planning to give birth in the hospital setting but want to avoid unwanted or unnecessary interventions.
Your care is maintained with your hospital provider throughout your pregnancy. When you go into labor, I come to your home to check on you, your baby, and your labor progress. This gives you a better idea of when to go to the hospital. As with all options, the ultimate decision about when to go to the hospital is yours.
Once at the hospital, I become your doula and provide labor support while there*. If you have chosen another doula to support you, I then leave.
*Currently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the only hospital allowing in-person doula support is Natividad Medical Center. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are not allowing in-person doula support. Virtual doula services are another option if you choose to deliver in a hospital that does not allow additional support people.*