Infinite Birthing offers a unique path to fully embrace your power during pregnancy and childbirth. We view this as essential in creating a self-directed and fulfilling experience.
For example, we teach and offer techniques that are often held as 'practitioner only' knowledge.
Let's unpack this concept...
What really happens when a Cervical Exam is performed? Or when Fetal Heart Tones are taken?
More often than not, these details are unknown to us and we simply give our power over to the provider. This is the opposite of what health care should look like. Cervical Exams and FHT's are tools that ANYONE can learn to do! And at the Infinite Birthing this is exactly what you will find- committed, competent providers who support in the unraveling and re-education necessary to reclaim one's autonomy.
What Infinite Birthing Provides
We offer holistic prenatal, birth and postpartum care that can be stand-alone or concurrent with other care providers. Our framework is based on the Midwifery Model of Care, yet can be applied to someone choosing a Free Birth, a medical birth or a midwifery supported birth. The choice is yours, we will meet you there!
This following list is not exclusive, nor is it a rigid outline of your care, but examples of what a partnership between you and Infinite Birthing might look like. Your individual wants and needs are the cornerstone used to design a unique plan that can be fluid and evolve as needed.
Monitoring and teaching about the physiology of pregnancy, taking vital signs, blood pressure & urine analysis
Prenatal testing support and recommendations
Basic lab services (if desired)
Pelvic/cervical assessments & well-woman gynecological care
Palpating/Belly Mapping and sharing information about the growth of your baby
Creating a Birth Plan & finding the right primary care provider for you and your needs
Understanding the Neuroendocrineology of the Childbearing time and the Altered State of Pregnancy
How to navigate the medical system and be an advocate for yourself during pregnancy
Education and support with decision making when variations of normal occur--such as a breech baby, the suggestion of having a 'too small or too large baby,' the suggestion of having low or high amniotic fluid levels, desiring a VBAC, a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes, or being 'post-dates'
Perinatal mental health guidance
Fostering the transformational rite of passage in becoming parents
How to prepare for your newborn and the postpartum time
Labor and Birth Support:
On-call services from weeks 37-43
Attendance at your labor and birth
Education on the progression of your labor
Education on the wellness of your baby during labor
Herbal and homeopathic remedies that may be helpful during labor and birth
Pain relief options
Creating a sacred space for labor and birth
Navigating the medical model in labor and during birth
CPR/Neonatal Resuscitation Certified
In-home Postpartum visits
Navigating Postpartum mental health challenges
Placenta options and encapsulation services
Support with finding community resources and advocacy
Weaving the Story Ceremonial Closing