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Personalized Maternity Care at Rosehip Midwifery in Portland, Oregon

Looking for a midwife? Need help figuring out what a midwife is and where to start? At Rosehip Midwifery, they believe that pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period is a transforming experiences best supported by compassionate relationship-based care. Rosehip Midwifery has trained midwives who believe birth is a natural, beautiful, and sacred process. They want to help moms like you build trust in your mind and body’s abilities as you navigate through these transforming periods, so be sure to check out all they have to offer! 

About Rosehip Midwifery

For over 20 years, the experienced midwives at Rosehip Midwives have welcomed over 500 new babies into the world. The midwives are licensed in both Oregon and Washington. In addition, they are certified by the North American Registry of Midwives. So with all of their knowledge, experience, and skills, they will definitely be there to help you with everything that you may need! 

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There are several different services at Rosehip Midwifery, including complete midwifery care. They provide comprehensive care throughout your childbearing years, including preconception counseling, care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, childbirth education, well-women and annual check-ups, lactation support services, and placenta encapsulation. Rosehip Midwifery believes that every delivery is unique and every baby has their own story. So they want to help you create personalized services that fit your and your family’s needs. During your prenatal appointments, they will be about an hour long. The midwives will take your vitals, measure your baby, order any labs, talk about nutrition, and answer any questions you may have. 

Rosehip Midwifery’s primary role during labor and birth is to monitor the well-being of the mom and the baby. You can have an at-home birth wherever you’d like, and they will even set up a birthing tub if you wish to have a water birth. They do this by monitoring your vitals, listening to the baby’s heart tones, and keeping you fed and hydrated. They can play an active role during delivery or be quiet support. Whatever you really want and need, they can make it happen. They also stay after the birth to monitor the baby and finish all the documents and paperwork. Additionally, they help you start breastfeeding and complete the baby’s exam. 

Postpartum care includes six weeks after your baby is born. It all takes place in the home, and you will continue receiving ongoing support for yourself and the baby. Rosehip Midwifery is here to support you every step of the way! 

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Rosehip Midwifery

The most important philosophy of Rosehip Midwifery is that they want everything to be your choice. Nothing will be performed just because it is routine. You can choose what you want and how you want to do it. The midwives at Rosehip Midwifery provide a highly personalized type of maternity care in which they take the time to get to know each person and their family. They specialize in learning what each member of the family and support needs, and they empower everyone to be an integral part of their own care. Rosehip Midwifery is a person-centered practice focused on access, care, and experience. Give them a call to see how Rosehip Midwifery can make a difference in your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum needs!

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