I absolutely love meeting new people! That's part of the joy with a consultation.
What is a consultation?
Consultations are a way for you and your partner to meet a provider who will listen and find out everything that’s important to you and your upcoming pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. These provide an opportunity for you to find out whether or not we are a good fit to move forward with your pregnancy. Likewise, consultations are a way for me to determine if I’m able to serve you best or if I need to make suggestions of other midwives in the area.
What to ask?
Consultations are great way for you to get all of your basic questions answered about your upcoming plans for an out-of-hospital birth. Not sure what to ask? Get more information here: List of 47 Questions to Ask A Midwife During an Interview
Is home birth right for me?
It’s awesome that we live in an environment where out-of-home birth and in-home birth is an option for all moms. Consultations may help you find out whether not you are a good candidate for home birth. Some moms will discover something that makes them more high-risk and see that hospital birth is a better option for them and their babies. Home birth is for low-risk, healthy moms and babies.
How do I find a midwife in Mississippi?
Consultations are a way for you to meet with the midwives in your area to find one that is right for you. You can find information about local providers through the Mississippi Midwives' Alliance. To learn more about midwifery in Mississippi visit the Mississippi Friends of Midwives.
How to schedule a consultation?
Contact me to schedule your consultation or view my calendar.
Congratulations! You are headed on the journey of a lifetime. Nothing is more magical than accepting a new soul into your life. Babies, whether they are planned or unplanned, are a joy once they enter your life.
I’m excited that you have found our little space on the internet and have become interested in midwifery care being apart of your journey as well. You may have a million questions rolling around in your head right now. I know that feeling for sure because I was there six times myself. I look forward to answering those questions for sure but, of course, one at a time please. This post is to answer one of the most commonly asked questions I get when folks first find out about their impending baby.
I’m pregnant. What do I do now to get started with midwifery care?
4. Come to your appointment with any questions or concerns about entering into midwifery care. The midwife you are interviewing will be able to straightforwardly answer the questions that you have. Take notes so, when you and your partner are deciding which midwife is right for you, the answers won't get mixed up.
5. Within a week or so of your appointment place a call to your chosen midwife and, if you see fit, the other midwives you interviewed as well.
Musings of a Traditional Midwife in Northeast Mississippi