Home Birth Midwifery
Womancare Birth & Breastfeeding offers a complete home birth practice in the Flagstaff, Arizona region, including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and full-service postpartum and newborn care. We specialize in serving low risk healthy mothers expecting a low risk, healthy baby.
The focus of our home birth services relies on thorough care so we can build a personal relationship, answer any of your questions, and allows for informed consent and shared decision making, so you can feel fully confident in planning the birth YOU want. We do offer water birth, vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), complete or frank breech birth, and pride ourselves in a low transfer rate and less medical interventions for our mothers and babies.
Comprehensive holistic prenatal care
Midwifery team with 24 hr. on-call availability
Nutritional assessment and supplement counseling
Prenatal lab work and testing
Continuous support during labor
Natural woman centered birth in the comfort of your own home
Water Birth at home (Clean up and tear down included)
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) ~ ADHS rules and regulations will apply
Postpartum and newborn care after birth through the first 6 weeks
Parenting support and family planning education
"We received amazing, personalized, holistic care for both of our pregnancies with Womancare. The midwives become like family and always go above and beyond for any of your needs."
How the process works
Step 1 - The Consult & Initial Visit
This 1 hour complimentary consult (video or in person) allows us to go over the process and answer any questions you may have about your home birth experience. Once you decide to move forward, we'll have your initial prenatal visit, which takes about 2.5 hours and allows us to establish your individualized prenatal care. ** To schedule either of these visits, please contact us at your preferred method.
Step 2: The Prenatal Care
During your pregnancy, we'll meet once a month until about 28 weeks. From 28 weeks until 36 weeks, we'll meet every two weeks. After 36 weeks, we'll meet weekly until your delivery. All prenatal visits will take place in-office minus our home visit which takes places around 34-36 weeks. To help minimize contact during the Covid 19 pandemic, we will also have intermittent telemedicine visits during your last month of pregnancy unless there is a particular concern where you would need to be seen in person.
Step 3: Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum Care
The time you've been waiting for! We'll be there to attend labor and delivery in your home. Once baby is here, we will stay with you and baby between 3-6 hours. I will also return to your home on day 1 and day 3 to follow up and make sure you and baby are doing well. Moving forward, we will have a 1-week office visit, optional 2 and 4 week office visits, and our final 6 week office visit.