Childbirth Options Homebirth and Wellness Center render midwifery services in the home with Sizzly Auer LM CPM available in the Tampa Bay area as well as 25 mile radius around, and Miriam Maldonado LM CPM in the Miami Dade Area
We speak four languages so I take English, Spanish, and Greek clients.
Prenatal care is provided at the office.
Home visiting revives the tradition of personalized care but is only given for clients that are private pay or pay for the services that insurance wont cover.
Initial visit includes:
- Explaining midwifery care
- Signing consent forms for your care online
- Reviewing medical and pregnancy history of you and your partner
- Risk assessment is done to make sure your a good candidate for home birth
- Discussion of danger signs & things to avoid during pregnancy
- A prenatal passport that you can keep with you at all times
- Homework will include a diet diary written for a week to determine if your dietary habits are sufficent for your pregnancy
- Suggestions for any nutritional change for a healthy pregnancy
- Physical exam to determine your health and which pelvis type you have
- Pelvic exam with PAP & cultures
- Blood work for screening
- Explaining midwifery care
- Checking your blood pressure, pulse, and temp
- Weight gain, & urine analysis done by yourself so you are a part of your own examination and learn about your health
- Measuring the size of your uterus to make sure baby and dates are accurate
- Monitoring baby's heart beat, position and movement
- Standard lab work and tests
- Nutritional guidance
- Exercise(Yoga tapes are available to lend)
- Natural remedies for common discomforts of pregnancy
- Discussion of emotional and social well being
- Ultrasound, available as needed, at a local facility.
- Obstetrical consultation given when necessary if your labs or
well being is not reacting well with natural remedies
- Childbirth Education is provided through the whole pregnancy and class settings are required during the end of second trimester and beginning of third trimester.
Having an out of hospital birth requires trust in your body and the birth process, trust in who is taking care of you, and taking responsibility for your care. It is natural to have some fears surrounding birth. As you receive
education and information, as you actively participate in making
decisions over your care, and your trust in the birth process increases,
these fears usually minimize or totally go away.
Having a home birth will provide you with a tranquil, comfortable and familiar environment in which to bring your baby in to the world. No routine vaginal checks are done. You will be able to move around and change positions. You will be able to eat and drink as desired. Total support will be provided, including words of assurance, massage, counter pressure,
etc. we will follow your well-beingclosely, as well as the baby’s. We bring all equipment necessary like oxygen, resuscitation equipment, and medication to stop excessive bleeding. We do not provide any type of anesthesia for the birth, or surgical birth. We do perineal guard to avoid tears but in the event that you do tear we do provide local anesthesia.
The use of water during your labor can be key to help you relax. A regular tub can be used for you to submerge yourself during labor. If you desire to plan for a water birth and do not have a big tub or Jacuzzi, ask us for information on how you can rent a portable tub or obtain an inflatable one. Feel free to check out books on water births.
During labor, direct support by a partner or close family member is encouraged. You are free to have anyone in your family attending the
birth. In some occasions, the amount of people, or the conduct of the people around you, may interfere with your labor and birth. If this happens, we may need to limit their presence, for your benefit, and that of the baby. Otherwise, we believe birth to be an intimate, as well as a family event; therefore, we will respect your choice of the amount of people participating. If you have other children and wish them to be present as well, an adult, other than the direct support person, must be present to supervise them. We do encourage participation of siblings.