Family Centered Care
Birth has an important impact on a family. It is an essential part of midwifery care to build relationships where mutual trust in one another’s competence is paramount. The midwife is an active guide through pregnancy and birth, and should express a strong belief in a person’s ability to give birth and make decisions that are best for themselves. Midwives offer information, encourage, and provide experience and tools for safe childbirth, in which everyone works together for the benefit of the mother and child.
Services Offered at Ashland Birth Center
Learn ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. Meet the midwives, and learn about the midwife model of care. Discuss the differences in birthplace settings and provider options, and answer any questions that you may have.
Routine prenatal visits (30-60 mins each) allowing time for questions and family involvement. We provide a proactive and preventative approach including: nutritional counseling, exercise, close assessments of your pregnancy developments, prenatal laboratory work and screenings. We are available to you 24 hours a day, by phone or text.
We promote delayed cord clamping and skin to skin, and offer a complete newborn exam with weight and measurements, as well as Vitamin K injection and eye prophylaxis. We’ll help establish and ensure successful breastfeeding, and file the birth certificate with the WI State Vital Records. We provide a Newborn Hearing Screening, Newborn Metabolic Screening, and a gentle approach that does not interfere with bonding.
Meet the midwives, tour the facility, and learn about ‘WI Licensed Midwife’ rules and regulations. We’ll review the services we offer,the financial schedule, and answer any questions that you may have.
Labor & Delivery Care
We offer continuous support and guidance throughout labor and birth, while offering appropriate monitoring, medications, and treatments when necessary. We give gentle vital checks that do not interfere with desired labor positions, and we encourage mobility, along with the freedom to eat and drink as desired. We work together to establish birth plan that feels right for your family.
We are devoted to helping you heal and transition after birth. We will offer home visits, as needed, in the first few weeks, are available 24 hours a day, by phone or text, and provide unlimited breastfeeding support for the first six weeks. At six weeks postpartum, we will transfer your newborn’s health record to a physician of your choice.