Postpartum often presents many more challenges than pregnancy and is realllllly under-supported in the United States. A lot of families are looking to postpartum doulas now to help attend to the healing of the mother or birth parent and this can look like providing any of these services, as desired:
Sitz baths and/or vaginal steaming
Strategizing for optimal sleep
Overnight support with baby so you can sleep and recover
Information for healing a Cesarean scar
Pelvic floor dysfunction screening
Information about family planning options and resuming sexuality
A nutrient repletion plan
Teaching basic baby care if needed
Teaching how to soothe the baby, if needed
Lactation support and/or referrals
Weight checks for baby
Help treating mastitis
Groceries and meal or snack prep
Light house keeping such as laundry or kitchen clean up
As a midwife doing postpartum care for the past 20 years I am extremely qualified at caring for a new family.
IUI- Intrauterine Insemination
This is perfect for hopeful single parents, couples without sperm in their relationship and those wanting to utilize IUI for any other reason. This service includes info on ovulation tracking, sperm washing if necessary and IUI. I am happy to provide IUI either in my office or in your home.
-$300 per IUI (it’s often recommended to do 2 inseminations per cycle)
-$100 sperm washing (if you are using a known donor)
-$50 per home visit, if requested
For a free 15 minute phone consultation:
Reproductive Health Care
Getting a pap can be sterile and uncomfortable but I try to make it feel more like a warm hug. During a visit, we have time to talk about things that matter to you and hopefully you’ll leave feeling like you hung out with a friend rather than a doctor. I can provide any combination of the following: PAPs, breast exams, self breast exam instruction, blood work, STD testing, and hormone testing as well as herbal, homeopathic and supplement counseling.
-$65 for a 1/2 hour visit, $125 for an hour visit. Lab fees charged separately or billed to insurance.
Happy Periods Hormonal Balancing
Your period is your 5th vital sign, meaning if it’s off, then the symptoms you’re experiencing are messages from your body telling you it needs some attention! Massive cramps and heavy bleeding? Those mean something! You don’t have to dread your period, even if you’ve always had difficulties with it. If you’re struggling with your cycle: maybe you experience a lot of pain, sore breasts or PMS, heavy periods, irregular, short or missing periods, there is a lot we can do to get to the bottom of it and turn it around. I usually start with testing your sex hormones and stress hormones but there is a lot we can do even without labs. Whether you want to test or not, I can make diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations to get your hormones back to a happy balance. A quick fix for some of those issues is vaginal steaming and I love to incorporate that with clients who are interested. This service can be done remotely, the hormone test is a spit test that I order to be sent to your home.
This service only works for those not on hormonal birth control.
This is not hormone replacement therapy.
– $150 + lab fees