Empowered Pregnancy works with families to maximize preconception health, determine the most appropriate prenatal appointment schedule, find support with other expecting families and provide education and skills taught by Certified Nurse Midwives to enhance the experience of an unmedicated labor and birth.
Labor and Delivery
Give birth in one of our beautifully designed and Certified Nurse Midwife run birthing suites here at Empowered Pregnancy. If you are a healthy woman having a normal pregnancy and desiring a natural birth, then midwifery care at Empowered Pregnancy may be the most appropriate choice for you. Research shows that being taken care of by a midwife and giving birth outside of a hospital makes it less likely you'll have a cesarean section, be less likely to have an induction or episiotomy, and have a higher likelihood of breastfeeding successfully.
For normal healthy low-risk pregnancies giving girth outside of a hospital has been shown to be as safe as having a baby in a hospital while providing a more pleasurable birth experience.
Certified Nurse Midwives are trained in differentiating the normal from the abnormal and are able to tell if there is any indication that a woman’s labor is progressing abnormally, a smooth transition will be made to a higher level of care.
Newborn care for the first 28 days of life: Families can opt to have their care of their healthy infant done by their delivering midwife. The midwife will provide growth and developmental assessments, newborn screenings along with family support. Gentle circumcision is available, on site, between 24 hours and 7 days for those families that choose this procedure.
Postpartum care and support: We offer both in home or in clinic assessment for both mother and infant between 24 and 48 hours. For those parents desiring circumcision for their son this appoint must take place in our clinic.We also assess both mother and baby in our clinic at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. During these assessments we will be monitoring: breastfeeding, bonding, family adaptation, and postpartum depression along with other concerns that a new mother may have.