Postpartum Care

Services

Postpartum Care

 

  • Complete Immediate Postpartum Care
    • Encourage bonding between mom, dad, and baby
    • Breastfeeding support
    • Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord
    • Head to toe newborn physical exam after birth
    • Blood typing for baby using umbilical cord blood (no need to poke baby)

 

  • Care for Baby for the First Two Months After Delivery
    • Home visit 1-2 days after birth. ¬†Thorough exam for baby
    • Newborn Screening blood test (PKU test) done at 24-48 hours after delivery
    • Head to toe newborn physical at the home visit and again in office at 1wk, 2wks, and 8wks
    • Newborn screening test (PKU testing) for baby at home visit and again at 2wk visit

 

  • Care for Mom for the First Two Months After Delivery
    • Encourage bonding between mom, dad, and baby
    • Breastfeeding support
    • Support and advice regarding newborn care
    • Screening for postpartum depression
    • Safe exercises in the postpartum period
    • Birth control options that are safe with breastfeeding including the mini pill and IUD

 

“My husband and I had our first baby with April as our midwife in March of 2008. It was a beautiful home water birth and everything I hoped it would be. I think the labor, birth, and immediate bonding have helped my daughter and I have a close relationship. April recently helped us through a miscarriage. We knew how kind and caring she was at our birth and she was just as kind through this tough time. I think April is one of the best midwives around!”

“My husband and I had our 1st baby with April Kermani in the hospital and recently had our second at home with April as our midwife again. What an unbelievable experience. April is truly the best! I can’t imagine being pregnant or birthing without her at my side. She is knowledgable and really listens. I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy. April took the time at every visit to discuss diet, exercise, and my emotional health. She even scheduled weekly visits for awhile when I was learning the diet to make sure I was on track. She kept me so well informed about diet and exercise. I went 1 week over my due date and still only had an 8 pound baby (moms with gestational diabetes often have very large babies). I really believe that April’s help with diet and exercise kept me from having to be induced with my daughter. April encouraged that I try to stick to the diet even after pregnancy and with my 2nd I didn’t even test positive for diabetes. Thanks April!!”