In additional to supporting clients in my local community, I also serve as a travel midwife and have helped families in numerous countries be able to experience a home birth under the care of an experienced midwife.
Read below for more information specific to this unique experience and if you'd like to speak with me about potentially attending your birth any where in the world, reach out!
A WILD HEART
I've been traveling since I was just a tiny little baby and it has always given life to my spirit. My experience with travel midwifery really all started four years ago when I first traveled within the United States to cover the midwifery practice of a dear friend. That was the first time I realized that I could provide my skills to birthing people anywhere in the world if there was a need and so I started getting the word out that I was willing to travel for my services. Fast forward a couple years and I was put in touch with a potential client in Mexico who desired a home birth but was unable to find any midwives nearby to attend her birth. And so my journey into travel midwifery began!
Since then, I've helped numerous families and visited over seven different countries. It warms my wild and adventurous heart to be able to combine the two things I love so dearly: midwifery and travel.
Travel midwifery is a unique adventure and so just like I do for my local clients, I customize care to each client and their specific circumstances. That being said, I do not have a set price for travel midwifery work. Instead, I work with potential clients on a case by case basis to determine a price that makes everyone feel comfortable and respected, while ensuring that all travel, lodging, and necessary expenses are covered. It is always my goal to make midwifery care attainable to anyone who desires it.
Prenatal appointments are held on the same interval as any of my clients but they will be performed via telehealth methods such as Zoom and WhatsApp. Depending on what resources are available to my distance clients in their local community, I may send a prenatal kit that includes items such as a doppler, gel, and blood pressure cuff so that we can provide the highest level of prenatal care possible. Based on your history, we will decide on a time period of roughly 2-4 weeks near your due date for me to come to you. In the rare instance that you go into labor before I am able to arrive, we will decide what method of support you prefer. Clients have chosen to go to their closest hospital for delivery, have me support them through labor and delivery via video calls, or labor unattended. Regardless of the decision that you make, I will continue to make myself available to you for support and can always still come for postpartum and newborn care support. Much like everything in birth, flexibility is key!
If you're searching for a traveling midwife to support you, your baby, your family, and your birthing choices and decisions, reach out to me and let's talk! I'm happy to go to into more detail about the process and what it would look like for your specific situation.