Midwifery Services



My goal is to accompany you in partnership, providing personalized care, loving support and information.  I encourage your active participation in you and your baby’s care, empowering you to make informed choices and to experience birth in the way that is right for you. I offer home birth, comprehensive prenatal care, 37 week home visits, nutritional counseling, breastfeeding assistance, extensive postpartum care and laboratory tests.  Throughout our entire client relationship, I am available to you in person, via email and by phone 24 hours a day.

 

Prenatal Care
 

Prenatal visits are usually 60 minutes long and occur every three-four weeks until 28 weeks of pregnancy, every two weeks until 36 weeks of pregnancy, and then weekly until the baby arrives.  During prenatal visits, in addition to monitoring the health and well being of mom and baby, we spend a great deal of time getting to know each other, developing a trusting relationship, talking about the transitions you are experiencing, answering questions and assisting you in making informed choices and identifying community resources.  


Labor & Birth



Every birth is different, and so I do not have a routine way of working.  Your care is personalized to you and your situation.  Usually an assistant will also attend your birth.  Once your baby is born, we will stay with you until you are both stable and ready for quiet time, usually 3-4 hours after the birth, or longer if indicated.


Postpartum Care



We will visit you 2 times during the first week after the birth, and then see you and baby again either at home or in my office at two weeks, then

once again for a final postpartum visit six weeks after the birth.  There is an optional 4 week visit.  Postpartum visits are extensive and include breastfeeding support and newborn care.  Additional visits can be scheduled as needed or requested.


Testing
 

I can help you order any testing you may want, including routine laboratory tests, prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, ultrasounds, Bio-physical profile if needed and metabolic screen, hearing screen and pulse ox screen tests for the newborn.


Fees & Insurance
 

My fee is paid in advance of your baby's birth, with a deposit due at booking and the balance due by 36 weeks. I do ask that even if you are looking for insurance reimbursement that your fee is paid by 36 weeks in order to keep costs down for my self pay clients.  I do take insurance and have an insurance biller, if you would like to verify your benefits and work on getting an in network exception.  Click button below to contact Napier Midwifery Billing. Christian Sharing plans such as Christian Health Ministries and Medishare do cover midwifery care as do most Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexable Spending Accounts (FSA). 

 

Doula/Monitrice Services

Customizable doula/monitrice services to fit your needs

Other Services - for current and past clients

  • Nutritional Coaching

  • MTHFR Testing

  • Micro-nutrient testing

  • PAP

 

 

 

Many People Ask:  Why have a homebirth?

 

  1. Informed Choice- not having someone tell you what your doing next but having someone share with you your choices and then you make the call.

  2. Considered a safe option for low risk mothers- http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmwh.12172/abstract

  3. What is important to you is important to me

  4. One on one attention -one hour prenatals 11-13 hours of one on one time before birth

  5. Where prevention is the best medicine

  6. Where we figure out what works for you and adapt our care to you 

  7. Freedom to eat, drink and move. - so you can have the energy to have your baby

  8. Significantly lower intervention and cesarean rates

  9. Choosing where and in what position you want to birth in.- your midwife comes to you ️

  10. Catching your own baby or your mate- no one else delivered your baby

  11. Where letting the cord pulse, immediate skin to skin and uninterrupted breastfeeding is the norm. - no need to put it in a birth plan

  12.  Being tucked into your own bed at the end of day with a beautiful baby

  13. Where your care provider comes to you for your postpartum to check in.- no leaving the house to get into the car with a brand new little one. 

  14. Immediate Breastfeeding support with higher breastfeeding rates at one year

    .........Yvonne SIlbernagel

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