Kristin’s midwifery offerings

by | Feb 5, 2019 | News

Did I get your attention?  Good!

Am I rescinding my leave of absence?  Nope.

But a clarification is needed…

I still need time off call and time to focus on my family, especially my youngest and those going off to college soon.   So I’ll remain on leave for pregnancy and birth services starting in August 2019.

But you can’t keep a good midwife down for long or expect her to ditch her decade plus of maternity care experience!   I am invested in protecting people’s rights to their health and health care choices but also need to have a regularly scheduled work day for a while!

New services available now

IN-HOME Postpartum care for mother and baby

  • Have you had your baby in the hospital and now don’t want to leave home for a blood pressure or perineal check, breastfeeding help, newborn weight check, or the baby’s second heel poke?  Call the midwife!  Have a professional maternity care provider come to your house so you don’t have to drag yourself and your baby to a clinic for an important but quick check up.  It’s worth it.
  • $125 per visit or 2 for $200, billable to most insurances.
  • Pre-registration with demographic and billing information and health history required via EMR.
  • Available in Yakima, Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla.  

Consulting and Informed Decision Making

  • Get a full discussion of all your care options, including the pros and cons of the different tests given during pregnancy and newborn procedures (a.k.a. Informed Decision-Making), from a perspective that does not use FEAR as the basis for choosing or declining procedures.
  • $25 per 20 minute block for phone or video session plus access to Informed Decision Making documents.
  • Pre-registration with demographic and billing information and health history required via EMR.
  • Available to any Washington resident.

Birth tub rentals

  • Whether you’re planning a home or hospital birth, you can benefit from a birth tub.  The delivery of tub and all supplies is scheduled with the midwife and you call the midwife to come pick it up in 1-3 days after the birth.
  • $175 for the tub, supplies, and newborn feeding help at the pick-up.  Billable to many insurances.
  • Add on a full midwifery visit to the tub pick-up for only $80!
  • Pre-registration with demographic and billing information and health history required via EMR.
  • Available in Yakima, Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla.  

writing and blogging

  • Stay tuned for more posts I’ll be writing about the state of maternity care in WA and the US, how insurance billing works for midwives and why many of us are not contracted providers, what you as consumers can do to help improve care, and how homebirth is at the forefront of personal freedom and medical autonomy.