Midwifery care is founded on a relationship of trust. Your visits will be about an hour long, plenty of time to have all of your questions answered. Blood work and other basic testing is done right at home. Supportive herbs are included in your global fee. Blythe travels to all islands for in-home prenatal visits, or sees clients in her Friday Harbor office, according to preference.
Give birth in the familiarity and comfort of your own home. Your midwife Blythe and her assistant will unobtrusively monitor you throughout your labor. Freedom, privacy and options like water birth with tub rental included in your fee. And the best part, no long distance travel with your newborn and we clean up afterwards!
The first few days are instrumental in establishing breastfeeding and processing emotions. Your midwife provides complete postpartum care in your home on day 1, 3,5, 7, 2 and 6 weeks. All newborn screening tests are completed during this time, as well as a pap at your last visit if needed. A postpartum massage by a certified massage therapist is included in your care.
Did you know most insurance companies in Washington cover homebirth completely? We are contracted with Molina, Community Health Plan of Washington, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Coordinated Care, and many others. For estimate of benefits and confirmation of benefits, please use the form on the following link to contact our biller directly.
Cash Package Price $5000
Don’t have insurance? This option includes all prenatal and postpartum care plus the birth, herbal support and tub rental. We do not wish for payment to be an obstacle for your family to have the birth that you desire. We offer flexible and long-term payment plans, as well as accept credit cards.
I know our community is made up with individuals that are multifaceted and have many skills to offer! In the hope to create a more sustainable community, while making care affordable for all, I offer partial trade of services so that we may fully support one another. Just a few bartering options ideas are: Carpentry, landscaping, electrical work, farm and fish products, mechanical work. The list goes on! Let’s talk…
In-hospital Doula Care with Birth Photography included $1200
Doulas provide hands on emotional and physical support for the duration of your labor. Doula’s incorporate natural pain relief as well as therapies such as aromatherapy to ease your birth experience. I trained as a doula in 2015 with Peggy Simkin at Bastyr University in Seattle. It has been proven that doula support is proven to improve outcomes in the hospital setting for mother and baby. We’ll meet several times prenatally to get to know each other, and I provide postpartum support as well.
Complete Midwifery Care with Planned Hospital Birth (Monitrice Care)
Desire a hospital birth? This offering is for those who desire full on-island prenatal and postpartum midwifery care with doula care in a hospital or birth center setting. We can discuss a package that works well for your family.
Placenta Encapsulation and/or Tincture $200
It has been a time honored tradition in many cultures to ingest the placenta after birth. This modernized concept incorporates the Yin and yang concept of Chinese medicine with a steam preparation followed by dehydration ending in pill form, to be taken in the initial week of the postpartum period. The purpose of the mother ingesting encapsulated placenta is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body following labor and birth to help restore a more balanced body function, preventing “baby blues” and postpartum depression, increase milk production and quality, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels and provide an overall feeling of wellness.
Birth Photography $450
I maintain an unobtrusive presence in the birth setting of your choice to capture the life changing experience of giving birth. Having photos to document this time is something you will never regret!
We strive to meet your needs on whatever terms you desire. We hope to inspire and empower you to make the choices that are best for you and your body.
In-house Laboratory services
We offer all of the same routine testing done in a hospital setting. Everything from the standard prenatal lab tests and PAP smears, to state of the art genetic testing is offered. In home metabolic and congenital heart disease screening for your baby is done postpartum.
Full access to your records, anytime.
We welcome everyone
We will work with you to insure that you get the quality care that you deserve.
Your midwife is on call for you anytime you have a question or concern. You will not be connected to an answering service or faceless machine but have my personal number.