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Prenatal Care

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

Prenatal Care

HOW OFTEN ARE
PRENATAL APPOINTMENTS?

ARE THESE APPOINTMENTS AT HOME?

COMING SOON
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

We are actively working on accumulating the most frequently asked questions directly from our midwives and clinic. We are in the process of providing you all the information necessary, so come back soon as we add more here!

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BIRTH VISION

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.

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PRENATAL EXAMINATION

The Process

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

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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. 

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