Just For You
This is my first baby. Can I still birth at home?
Yes, absolutely! We help first time mammas all the time. You will love the long appointments, the time to answer all your questions, and the extra support breastfeeding and postpartum.
I have other young children. Can they come to appointments or be at the birth if I want?
Yes, little ones and other children are very welcome at appointments. There are several little play areas available for them at our Bend office. It is completely up to you which of your children you want at your birth. It is very sweet and special to have older siblings at births. We will help give you ideas how to prepare them during your visits.
Can I have a water birth?
You bet! We have a variety of water birth tubs available free of charge.
Do you offer testing and utlrasounds?
Yes, you can get ultrasounds as well as any testing that you want or need. We do all the bloodwork in our own office.
What tests or ultrasounds do you require?
We won't make you do anything you don't want to do. We will make specific recommendations to you about what testing we think would be good to have at the beginning of care and as things come up if needed.
How often do you transfer care to the hospital during a birth?
Not very often. Our transfer rate is less than 2% of clients on average. Most often, we are transferring for non-emergent reasons.
How many of your clients end up with a cesarean section?
Our practice cesarean rate is less than 1%. We work hard to do everything we can to help women achieve a vaginal birth.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we will work with most insurance companies. We work with a professional biller who can help you find out what your insurance covers and make sure you get the most money back possible.
Do you work in the hospital?
No, we do not attend births at the hospital except for the rare instance one of our mamas transfers care there. In that case, yes, we go with the family to the hospital.
Will you attend breech births?
We believe that women should have the opportunity to choose if they want a vaginal breech birth or cesarean when their baby presents breech. Finding a provider who has the training, and is comfortable and willing to do them is the biggest obstacles women face. We take each situation case by case and when things are normal for mom and baby we are happy to attend breech births.