Maitri Midwifery provides full service doula monitrice services.
What is Monitrice care? Is a Monitrice the same thing as a doula?
Monitrice care is a blend of doula support and clinical care. A Monitrice is a trained professional with training in the medical field. She is trained and has has experience with maternal vitals, monitoring fetal heart tones, checking cervical progress (if requested), neonatal resuscitation, breastfeeding and postpartum care. A Monitrice will also perform doula support. Once in a hospital setting a Monitrice will not perform clinical tasks and will only perform doula support. A Monitirce does provide postpartum support, assessing breastfeeding, newborn concerns, and referring to other professionals as needed.
A Monitrice DOES NOT
Offer medical advice
Make decisions for you
Speak to care providers on your behalf
Benefits of Monitrice Care
A Monitrice is professionally trained in both maternal-child health as well as labor support
A Monitrice can work with you at your home prior to going to the hospital or birth center
While at home, a Monitrice can monitor your labor by listening to baby's heart rate, checking dilation progress, and observing for normal and abnormal labor patterns.
A Monitrice can come to your home and work with you until late active labor.
A Monitirce is trained in normal newborn delivery and neonatal resuscitation in the event of a precipitous birth.
A Monitrice is trained in natural labor support using positioning, breathing, and relaxation to facilitate a natural birth
A Monitrice has knowledge of labor and birth interventions and can explain procedures, medications and options.
No obligation, free one hour consultation
Six one-hour prenatal visits, beginning at 28 weeks which include:
Developing a birth plan
Discussing the role in which you desire the monitrice to have during your labor
Learning and practicing comfort measures
Learning various positions for labor and birth
General overview of the labor and birth process
Learning how to make informed choices
Taking maternal vitals, listening to fetal heart tones, and assessing fetal position
Cervical checks upon your request, at-term and only if indicated
Email and phone support for non-emergent questions , between 9:00 AM and 8:00PM
24/7 email and phone support staring three weeks before your due date
On-call for you starting two weeks before your due date
Labor and birth support
Helping partner with comfort measures during labor and birth
2 hours postpartum care at place of birth
One postpartum visit
Newborn feeding support
The fee for Monitrice Doula Services listed above is $1600. A $450 deposit is required to hold your due date in my calendar. The remaining balance is due by your 36th week of pregnancy.
As a trained professional, I do ask fair compensation for my services. However, I also truly value the positive benefits of doula care, and do not want financial need to make those services inaccessible to mothers who desire them. Every woman deserves a Doula. Payment arrangements can be made for those who feel they cannot afford my fees. Military and other service related discounts are available.
I have a National Provider Identification (NPI) so you can bill your insurance for my services. (Though most insurance providers still fight to cover doula care, the more people try to get doula services covered by insurance the better our changes are of getting them to change their ways.
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