Prenatal visits are in depth but relaxed and allow plenty of time for communication, education and getting your questions answers. We work on prevention and education along with getting familiar with you and your family.  We believe that by maintaining healthy lifestyles; eating right, exercising and avoiding harmful substances and stress; most of our clients remain low-risk. The physical exam follows with blood pressure, urine dip, measuring the baby’s growth, determining position and listening to the heartbeat.

As Midwives, we go back to the foundation of what keeps you healthy and low-risk. Midwifery blends the alternative, holistic and the  allopathic.  Our goal is to help you stay

healthy and low-risk.

Prenatal Visits

Initial Visit

Telehealth Appointment

ZOOM visit including medical history, risk screening & informed consent

Nutritional review and counseling

*If you already began care with another provider, we can help you with obtaining copies of your medical records. 

Initial Prenatal Visit

1-1 1/2 hour in-office visit including a physical exam, prenatal visit and any needed lab draws or pelvic exams.  At this visit you will also sign informed consents

First Trimester

Monthly visits with time to chat and get questions answered

Well woman visit including pap smear if needed

Lab testing or obtain medical records from prior provider

Ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, due date and nuchal translucency if doing the CA Quadmarker Screen.

Genetic Screenings including CA Quad Marker and NIPT(Non Invasive Prenatal Testing) through NxGen and QNatal if desired.

Second Trimester

Monthly visits with time to chat and get questions answered

Full OB ultrasound

Discussions of birth choices

Begin Belly Mapping

Third Trimester

Bimonthly visits from 28-36 weeks and weekly visits from 36 weeks until birth

28 week laboratory testing (alternative The Fresh Test available) and 36 week GBS culture

Belly mapping & Optimal Fetal Positioning

Birth planning, Packing List review, emergency review

Home Birth Home Visit

Families planning a home birth will receive a Home Visit around 36 weeks.  At this visit we will do the normal prenatal visit but also deliver your birth kit (included), review how to prep your home, the tub, when to call the midwife and talk about any questions you might have about your upcoming birth.

Laboratory & Ultrasound

We can order any lab work or ultrasound that you may need. Blood will be drawn by the midwifery staff at the birth center or ordered at one of our affiliated labs including Quest. For anyone with PPO insurance and IEHP we can order your labs and submit to your insurance for Coverage. For Health shares or uninsured clients we have physician cash pricing for labs. Please reach out if you have any questions on this.

Women have the option of participating in or declining the CA Prenatal Screening Program also known as the Non-Invasive Pregnancy Testing (NIPT). The NIPT is DNA screening test that can tell you important information about your pregnancy. You can find out if your baby is at risk for chromosomal abnormalities, uncovers your risk for passing inheritable diseases or a genetic condition to your child, as well as gender of your baby at 10 weeks of pregnancy. These test are optional.

There are many options for ultrasound services. We we can refer you to our back up physician office as well as a diagnostic ultrasound facility in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.

Spinning Babies and Belly Mapping

Belly mapping is a technique we've learned to help our clients determine their baby's position.  Each client will be emailed a Belly Mapping workbook.  This is a great tool to gain awareness and understanding of your baby's  position.  It's important to know whether the baby is coming head (vertex) or bottom (breech) first. In head down babies, the direction he's facing and how well his chin is tucked can often influence the course of your labor.  If the baby is not in an optimal position, we'll begin Spinning Babies exercises and positioning to help them to move. Since many transports are a result of babies not being in optimal positions and often leading to long hard labors, belly mapping is an important part of our care.