APPOINTMENTS

At Sunrise Midwifery, your quality of care is important to us. Our qualified professionals are here to help you make informed decisions about every step of your pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.

Our NEW mobile office 

If you choose Sunrise Midwifery as your maternity care provider, all of your appointments are with the midwife and generally last about 60 minutes including the free initial consultation. 

We’ll answer your questions, check your vitals, palpate your growing uterus, and draw labs right on-site. We can also make referrals or schedule an ultrasound for you right there in the office.

Office locations in Prosser and Yakima plus our new mobile office serving Tri-Cities and Walla Walla weekly.

Appointment Schedule

Most people start care between 8 and 16 weeks, though we accept late transfers into care and
transfers from other providers.

We’ll meet with you every four weeks until 28 weeks, then every two weeks until 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery. At 36-37 weeks, we’ll meet with you at your home so we know how to find it in the dark and tired.  We’ll schedule urgent or non-routine visits as needed.

We’ll also perform postpartum checkups on mom and baby at your home 24-36 hours after delivery
and for your 7-day postpartum checkup.

what happens at appointments

Early Pregnancy

  • Intake appointment is 1.5 hours to review documents and medical history 
  • Give you a great binder full of information and coupons
  • Full prenatal labwork panel which may include progesterone, HCG, STI, vitamin D, and thyroid tests 
  • Genetic testing if desired
  • Referral for dating ultrasound if indicated
  • Referral for 20 week ultrasound if desired or indicated

Mid to Late Pregnancy

  • Diabetes screen and other labs as indicated
  • Rh(D)Ig administration as indicated
  • Childbirth education class 
  • Review of exercise, diet and lifestyle to make positive adjustments before birth
  • Referrals as indicated
  • Meet our students and other Sunrise midwife if you haven’t already
  • Show us the layout of your house and discuss waterbirth tub location and hookup

Postpartum

  • In-home appointments for first two weeks after birth
  • Newborn blood spot screening at 24 hours and 7 days 
  • Newborn CCHD and hearing screenings
  • Maternal vitals, perineal and bleeding assessment 
  • Breastfeeding or feeding assessments and recommendations
  • Birth control information
  • Depression screening