Community Midwifery Care

Once the Baby is born…

Getting to know your new baby is an all-encompassing task! In this joyful process, there is seldom time for anything else – like caring for yourself. Midwifery care continues throughout the first six post partum weeks. The midwifery model of care emphasizes ongoing care for both mom and baby. This continuity can ease the transition to motherhood, provide needed reassurance during a time of change, and ensure that mom is getting all the  rest and care she needs.

Did you know:

  • midwives come to your home for an average 5 postpartum visits
  • midwives follow both mom and baby for the first 6 weeks, minimizing the need for taking the baby out
  • midwives can assess maternal stomach muscles for separation, and provide rehabilitative care
  • we can plug new moms into community resources like postpartum core health classes, gentle fitness classes, and moms groups
  • we provide continuing breastfeeding support
  • we are available 24/7 to respond to your needs

Birth is the culmination of 40+  weeks of growth, change and preparation. But getting a smooth start following the baby’s birth is one of our goals.  We help you manage the unexpected questions and concerns that arise with a new baby. Even with all the information available online and in books, there is no substitute for face to face interaction with a concerned and compassionate care provider to support you in all the choices you have to make.

By Midwife Lisa Afshar

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Laura Roe

Laura Roe has been a licensed home birth midwife in the Rogue Valley for 13 years. She brings her previous education and professional training in the areas of social work and education to her work as a midwife and is mother to two wonderful children. In Laura’s midwifery practice she and her team work collaboratively to create a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. She believes that freedom of choice is based on knowledge of options and alternatives and sees her role as educator to women and their families as to the options available, so that they can make the best decisions for their family. In addition to traditional maternity care, Laura offers nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic counseling along with well woman and well baby check-ups. Learn more about Laura’s services.

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