Your midwifery team will see you in your home at 24 hours and 1 or 2 more times in the first week depending on your needs. Then we will see you at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks at our office for well-baby checks as well as checks on how you're doing.
Unlike in medical/surgical care, at all your postpartum home and office visits your midwifery team cares for both your baby and your health. When your baby is two months old, you can transfer care to a family practice doc, family nurse practitioner, naturopathic doctor, or pediatrician. We will fax your baby's health care records wherever directed.
During your postpartum care, just like in pregnancy and labor, if at anytime we determine that you or your baby are high risk or develop risk factors, we will effectively transport to the hospital or a care provider qualified in dealing with the identified complication.