Prenatal Care

Sky Valley Midwifery provides complete prenatal services, routine blood work, genetic testing and referrals for diagnostic testing (ultrasound) as necessary.  Visits are scheduled in the same way a doctor's office would provide; the difference is there is more time available for education, questions and informed consent prior to procedures.
Seeing a midwife for your pregnancy is a special and unique experience. Each family brings different expectations and desires to their appointments. Midwifery care focuses on the family unit, with education to encourage collaborative care. Midwives provide encouragement and foster trust during the childbearing years, ensuring feelings of empowerment to make informed choices.
Sky Valley Midwifery prides themselves on forming trusting relationships with their clients as they are key participants in the care they receive during their pregnancy.

Midwifery Care

Prenatal appointments are as follows:
  • Every month until 28 weeks

  • Every few weeks from 28 weeks until 38 weeks

  • Weekly from 38 weeks until 41 weeks

  • Every couple days from 41 to 42 weeks


* Initial prenatal appointment lasts approximately 60 min.

* Subsequent prenatal appointments 30-45 min.

* Telemedicine available

Prenatal care includes:
  • Individualized care

  • Your participation in all decisions made regarding your care

  • Physical exam/pap smear

  • Blood pressure monitoring

  • Listening to your baby’s heart beat [with stethoscope or doppler]

  • Measuring your belly and determining baby’s position

  • Screening for mood disorders

  • Nutritional/exercise counseling

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Reviewing upcoming tests and procedures offered

  • Education on what to expect during pregnancy, birth and how to prepare for your new baby

  • Answering your questions and concerns

  • 4 hour childbirth education class

Postpartum Care

After birth the body goes through a huge transition of recovery and hormone shifting. The focus should be on resting, bonding with your baby, and breastfeeding. Midwifery care is unique in the way we incorporate the needs of mother and baby into routine care. The midwife comes to you! No need to pack up and head to the office. Stay in your bed, your PJ's and rest. We don't expect to find a clean house or to be waited on. The goal is to do as much skin to skin as possible and get to know your new addition!
Postpartum appointments are as follows:
  • 24/hr phone access for urgent needs

  • Next day home visit to evaluate mother and baby

  • Up to 6wks of postpartum support

Mother evaluation includes:
  • Mother evaluation includes:

  • Vital signs (blood pressure, temp., etc.)

  • Wound recovery evaluation

  • Breastfeeding evaluation/support - referral to lactation specialists

  • Screening for postpartum mood disorders

Newborn evaluation includes:
  • Vital signs ( heart evaluation, breathing, temp., etc.)

  • Weight checks

  • Hearing screening

  • Jaundice evaluation

  • Feeding evaluation

  • CCHD screening (Congenital Heart Defect Screening)

  • Newborn Metabolic Screening (PKU/heal poke)

    • 24hrs & 2 wks