Postpartum Care

We love to pamper moms after birth!

Our postpartum midwives are wonderful at caring for you and your baby in the hours and days following your birth. They are a team of Certified Professional Midwives that work closely with our birth midwives and will arrive at the birth center either shortly before or after your baby is born. They are highly skilled in all areas of prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.

During your stay at the birth center, we order food for you and your partner from area restaurant favorites. Depending on insurance coverage and needs, most women choose to stay approximately 24 hours postpartum at the birth center. This provides ample time to bond and get breastfeeding off to a great start, while having support and care immediately available. 

Follow-up care includes a three day postpartum home visit, and a one-week, three week, and six week postpartum visit at the birth center. Of course, your midwives are available for consultation and questions 24 hours a day by phone.

 

Newborn Care

We won’t separate you from your sweet, new baby. You’ll have as much time as you want to bond with your baby, including choosing who touches and holds your baby. Andaluz midwives do newborn exams within the first two hours after birth, but they are done while the baby is in your arms and/or right by your side. Our midwifery staff adores babies and recognizes that each newborn is a conscious being, requiring gentle touch and awareness.

All parents are given information about State of Oregon requirements for newborns, such as antibiotic drops for the eyes, newborn metabolic screening and Vitamin K. We fully support your right to make decisions regarding your newborn’s care.

Andaluz midwives provide well baby care through the first six weeks, after which you are welcome to return to Andaluz for continued well baby (and family!) care with our naturopathic physician.