Sequoia Midwifery
 

Complimentary 1 hour in-home interview to get acquainted, ask questions, and decide if my care is right for you.

Home Visits

Prenatal Care Home Visits typically last 1-2 hours individualized to meet your needs. Care consists of an initial health herstory, physical exam, nutritional assessment, and lab work as needed. At every visit Mom and fetal well-being assessments are performed and time is given for your questions, concerns, and discoveries, cultivating our relationship of trust, providing education, sharing in decision-making processes, preparing physically, emotionally, logistically, for birth and for your initiation into motherhood and parenthood for your partner.

In the spirit of low intervention care, I recommend the simplest remedies first for discomforts and minor complications of pregnancy drawing from the wisdom of nutrition, exercise, yoga, meditation, flower essences, homeopathics, herbs, aromatherapy, and other complementary healing modalities. In cases that require more expertise than I have to offer, I refer to other local healing practitioners/health care providers.

Schedule of visits
- Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks
- Every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
- Every week until birth 37-42 weeks

This schedule may be adapted depending upon when you enter care and what your personal needs are.


24 hour phone availability throughout pregnancy

Midwife on call continuously for labor and birth for 5 weeks from 37-42 weeks and a second midwife in attendance at the birth. I will stay in your home for several hours after the birth to monitor signs of well-being, facilitate bonding and breastfeeding and ease your transition into motherhood.

5 postpartum home visits usually on first day life, 3rd day, 1 week, 2 weeks, and 5 weeks. These visits include well baby and well mama care, breastfeeding support, emotional and physical assessment, and family planning counseling as needed.

Waterbirth

VBAC Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Advocacy and education for vaginal breech and vaginal twin births in the hospital

I am committed to furthering midwifery education and raising another generation of midwives. To this end you may have apprentice midwives involved in your care.

Please contact me for a current schedule of fees. Offering homebirth services in the East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin.

Holistic Well Woman Care in your Home

Annual Exams including pap smears, breast exams, instruction in self breast exam, STD testing, and routine lab tests. I am dedicated to respectful, pain-free pelvic exams.

Fertility Awareness and Birth Control Method counseling

Preconception counseling

Stress reduction techniques drawing from the wisdom of yoga, meditation, flower essences, herbs, aromatherapy, sound healing and intuitive bodywork for emotional, spiritual and physical healing.

Yoga / Mindfulness Instruction

Prenatal Yoga Private individual and couple sessions available.

No current regular group classes are being offered

Class Description: Relax, Strengthen, Renew for you and your baby, Discover the benefits of prenatal yoga.

Prenatal classes are safe for all stages of pregnancy and all levels of yoga practice. Beginners are welcome! This 90 minute class will give you an opportunity to cultivate a practice of mindful awareness that provides a deep reservoir and resource for pregnancy, birthing, and mothering. Through chanting, a beginning circle check-in, and an asana practice that incorporates strengthening as well as restorative poses, women are able to build strength, cultivate flexibility, deepen their capacity for relaxation, gain relief from common discomforts of pregnancy, prepare for laboring and birthing, as well as create community with one another. The class begins with a brief check-in going around the circle and then the majority of the class is devoted to asana, pranayama, guided meditation, visualization, and relaxation.

Postpartum Yoga - Private sessions available, specifically able to offer guidance in healing after vaginal birth or cesarean section, persistent pelvic floor issues, diastesis recti, and postpartum depression.

Ritual

I am able to personally guide or give instruction to friends and family on the creation of ritual or ceremony in your pregnancy and postpartum, for example bellycasting, blessingways, yoni steams, placenta medicine, and postpartum cerradas.