At Missouri Midwifery, we strive to provide excellent holistic care to you in every aspect of your pregnancy. While we offer care and support through every step of your journey from family planning to postpartum care, the most extensive part of your experience with us focuses on prenatal care.
What is Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care begins as soon as your low-risk pregnancy is confirmed. At Missouri Midwifery, our prenatal care involves regular wellness tests for both mom and baby. We use ultrasounds and other methods to monitor your baby’s growth, and perform lab tests to make sure everything is developing as it should be. During the first two trimesters, you will visit with one of our Certified Nurse Midwives once a month. Once you reach 32 weeks, the visits will increase to once every two weeks to further monitor your baby’s growth and development. During the last month of pregnancy, you and your midwife will meet every week.
Besides regular testing and examinations, prenatal care at Missouri Midwifery focuses on preparing you for the birth and adjusting to your new life once your baby enters the world. Your midwife will work with you to create a birth plan to help you prepare yourself for the labor and birth process. Your midwife will also help you stay happy and healthy by creating a diet plan to make sure you and your baby are both getting the nutrition you need. Each of our Missouri Midwifery midwives is also a certified breastfeeding advisor and will walk you through the basics of breastfeeding and what to expect.
It is our goal to provide complete holistic care, our prenatal care at Missouri Midwifery focuses on youir mental and emotional health as well as your physical health. In the appointments with your midwife, you can discuss how you’re feeling about your pregnancy and any questions or concerns you may have. A baby is a big life change and comes with a lot of emotions and questions. Our staff is trained to help alleviate your worry and help you feel confident and secure throughout your pregnancy.
Getting the Care You Need at Missouri Midwifery
At Missouri Midwifery, we are here for you in every step of your pregnancy from prenatal care to postpartum support. We want you to feel taken care of in every part of your pregnancy. Our highly trained staff tailor every appointment to your specific needs. For more information about our prenatal care and any other services we offer, contact us today!