Midwifery care is provided to clients experiencing a low to moderate risk pregnancy. All standard prenatal testing and labs are offered. You can anticipate your care will be scheduled according to the following:
- 8-10 weeks: Nurse Intake visit
- 10-14 weeks: Initial visit with Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- 14-28 weeks: Once monthly CNM visit
- 28-36 weeks: Bi-monthly CNM visits
- 36 weeks to birth: Weekly CNM visits
Group prenatal care will be available to clients due towards the end of 2020. Group care will follow a similar schedule as individual care.
Below is an example of the basic tests we recommend. Further tests may be necessary for specific indications.
|1ST TRIMESTER||New OB blood panel (Maternal Blood type and Rh factor, Antibody screen, Blood count, Rubella status, Syphilis screen, HIV antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen and baseline urine culture), Pap smear and chlamydia/gonorrhea testing; screening for chromosome defects (trisomies), if desired.|
|18-20 WEEKS||Ultrasound to check baby’s major anatomic structures (“anatomy scan”)|
|26-28 WEEKS||One-hour glucose challenge test (to screen for diabetes of pregnancy), blood count, syphilis screen; antibody screen (and RhoGAM injection) if Rh negative mother|
|35-37 WEEKS||Vaginal/rectal culture for Group B Strep screening|
|41 WEEKS||NST (Fetal heart rate monitoring) and ultrasound measurement of fluid level|