Prenatal Care

Unhurried one-hour prenatal visits are the hallmark of Andaluz midwifery care. With two midwives that will care for you prenatally and are on call for your birth, you will know and have a relationship with your birth attendants. No strangers, only invited and welcome guests.

Prenatal visits are scheduled routinely every four weeks until the 32nd week of pregnancy, then every two weeks until a month before you’re due, when we will meet weekly until you go into labor. Your midwives are flexible and accessible, offering additional appointments if needed and availability for communication between visits.

Referrals for prenatal testing, ultrasounds, and labwork are offered and discussed in-depth. Along with your midwives, you participate in the decision-making process. Andaluz gives you the time you deserve and affords you the respect to be part of your care.

 

 

In-House Ultrasounds

 

We are excited to welcome Dr. Seth Burrell, who is offering ultrasounds at our Portland birth center on Mondays and Thursdays. Dr. Burrell trained in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. While at NCNM, Dr. Burrell was selected and spent one year in a specialized mentorship and maintained a three-year apprenticeship with Dr. Ed Hofmann-Smith, former Dean of NCNM, gaining many hours of clinical training in obstetrical, gynecological, and basic diagnostic ultrasound.