Agape Birth Services
WHAT DOES PRENATAL CARE LOOK LIKE?
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We will begin first by taking a comprehensive medical/prenatal history and dive into risk assessment and nutritional counseling. Each visit is scheduled for 30-60 minutes depending on weeks gestation. We offer in home prenatal visits starting at 37 weeks to discuss your birth vision. Then, we perform routine lab work, genetic screening, fetal heart tone assessment, as well as mothers well-being assessments to ensure the health of you and your baby. We give out referrals for anatomy scans and any further professional referrals and resources best suited for your pregnancy and postpartum needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW OFTEN ARE
ARE THESE APPOINTMENTS AT HOME?
DIRECTLY FROM AGAPE
ONCE A MONTH - from your first visit until 28 weeks
EVERY 2 WEEKS - from 28-36 weeks of pregnancy
WEEKLY - from 36 weeks until delivered
We only do 1 home visit at 37 weeks. The remainder of visits are in our office
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Beginning at 37 weeks
At 37 weeks, we begin the process of building your birth plan vision. We take in to consideration your surroundings of labor and how you want it to look and feel, fetal monitoring and ensuring you and your baby's health and safety, newborn care after delivery, breastfeeding preferences and skin-to-skin contact, as well as create any necessary back-up plans.
The consistency of prenatal appointments range by your weeks gestation. At each prenatal examination your midwife will walk you through a series of routine checkup practices to ensure your baby is growing at a healthy rate. At your appointment, your midwife will perform routine lab work, perform genetic assessments if desired, provide an assessment of the mothers well-being, monitor fetal heart tones, and guide you to additional educational resources as needed
WHAT DOES A MIDWIFE DO?
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Midwives provide personalize pregnancy and delivery care that emphasizes you and your baby's well-being. Though a midwife will guide you through every stage of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum, you will be encouraged to be the primary role in directing your pregnancy and birth.