Pregnancy and birth are individual, so your care should be as well. At Mothercraft Midwifery, Kara leads a women-centered practice where informed choice is paramount, evidence-based practices are employed, and intuition is honored. Learn more about our prenatal, birth, postpartum, and well woman care by expanding the categories below.
Midwifery is a comprehensive relationship that begins with an initial health history and biography, nutritional assessment, and lab work. Every appointment forward includes an educational topic and a thorough evaluation of mama and baby. As your pregnancy unfolds and your education deepens, questions arise. Our prenatal visits are usually an hour so that we can encompass all that needs to be covered. Kara attends most appointments at the ROOT, with a couple home visits as well. Appointments are scheduled:
Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks
Every 2 weeks from 28-36 weeks
Weekly from 36 weeks until birth
Labor + Birth
From 37 weeks on, your midwife is on-call and available for guidance and support through your birthing process. Kara will come to your home to facilitate your labor and birth in a safe space, offering holistic and evidence-based care in the spirit of the Midwifery Model. Once your baby is born and in your arms, the midwife will remain with you for 3-4 hours postpartum to monitor your health as well as your baby’s, perform a complete newborn exam, and support breastfeeding and your transition into motherhood.
Our care continues for 5-6 weeks after your birth, which includes visits on day 1, day 3, day 5 or 7, two weeks, and a final visit at 5-6 weeks postpartum. These appointments include wellness assessments of mom and baby, breastfeeding support, new family guidance, lab tests as necessary, and birth control counseling.
Well Woman Care
Mothercraft offers comprehensive in-home well woman care. This includes pap smears, blood work, breast exams, STI testing, birth control counseling, nutritional assessment, and wellness guidance. Please note that Kara can not prescribe prescription birth control nor place IUDs, and has referrals for excellent clinicians who can.