The midwives at Footprints accept most healthy, low risk women for prenatal care and birth at either of our nationally accredited, free standing birth centers. We believe in a woman’s inner strength, her body’s innate wisdom and her ability to carry and birth her baby. Women should be free to choose the safety and intimacy of a planned out-of-hospital birth. We would love to facilitate your birth of choice, offering you the caring hands of women who desire to honor your birth plan, with your family’s safety always forefront.
Free Meet & Greet
This gives us, and you, an opportunity to get to know each other, see if we are a good fit, and if we are the right women for you to have at your birth.
We provide comprehensive prenatal care, from confirmation of pregnancy through birth and postpartum. Free pregnancy testing.
Child Birth Education
Childbirth classes and more (call for times). We have a lending library. Plus we have extended prenatal visits with education included at every visit.
We offer water labor or birth to women. Each birth suite has a birth pool available for use. We can monitor the baby during labor while you are in the birth pool.
Birth Center Birth
For the families that would like an out-of-hospital setting, but for various reasons do not choose a home birth. This setting still promotes family choice, and options to control their birth environment. Free WiFi available for families that want to share their birth with others.
We will not separate you and your baby during initial cares and exams. We observe and care for you and your baby after birth until both of you are stable. We teach you how to take care of yourself and your new baby. Twenty-four to thirty-six hours following the birth, we come to your home to give you both an exam, assess feedings, and help with any issues you are having. Following the home exam we will continue with postpartum and newborn exams in the office.
We have breastfed our own children, and have assisted hundreds of moms to breastfeed. We believe in breastfeeding and the research that has proven the health benefits to both mom and baby. We will be available by phone or in person to help you as you have questions after birth.
Options discussed in a private home-like setting. Non-threatening and ample time for conversation and client questions. No physical required.