FREE PRECONCEPTION COUNSELING
It is important to explore your options for maternity care, as well as nourish and prepare your body for pregnancy. We offer free information sessions for couples or families who are planning to become pregnant.
FREE ‘MEET THE MIDWIVES’ CONSULTATION
We offer free consultations and an opportunity to meet with the Midwives in the Cooperative. Questions are welcome (bring a list!), and so are family members. You will have plenty of time to gather information and discuss any concerns in a relaxed, comfortable and private setting. We ask that after you leave the orientation, you decide whether you want to receive care through the Cooperative. This may take minutes or even up to a week. Go ahead and give us a call when you have made your decision, and we can set up your first visit. To schedule a free orientation, call 352-377-3879.
A four week series of childbirth preparation classes will be taken in your last trimester of pregnancy. These classes will be in a group setting and prepare you for labor, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and the new baby.
We serve the North Central Florida area – including Gainesville, Lake City, Ocala…and several places we had never even heard of before becoming Midwives! As long as your place is within thirty minutes of a hospital with maternity services, and within an hour or so from us, we travel.
Your Midwives are available to you 24 hours a day – when calling you will reach a Midwife directly. Appointment times are flexible.
COST EFFECTIVE CARE
Midwifery is a cost-effective care option. We accept Insurance and Medicaid, and will make individual payment plans as needed. We are in-network providers with Avmed and Sunshine Health. If you would like to check your insurance coverage before you decide on your care provider, you can do so at www.expressclaims.org.
Placenta encapsulations the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. In traditional medicine, placenta pills are consumed by the mother and believed to impart numerous health benefits.