We’re passionate about birth
Each aspect of our care is approached with the individual in mind. We offer a variety of services in order to meet the unique needs of each of our clients in the Portland metro area and Columbia River Gorge. We are licensed in the state of Oregon and the state of Washington.
Midwifery Services In Portland, Vancouver, WA and The GORGE!
Midwifery is the heart and soul of our practice. As part of our midwifery care we offer a free consultation visit for new clients in Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, WA, and Hood River, OR.
Prenatal care includes:
•Holistic, individualized, client-centered care
•Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
•Lab services and ultrasound referrals
•24-7 on call support through 6 weeks postpartum
•Hour long appointments
•Home visit at 36 weeks
labor and birth attendance
We offer birth services from 36 weeks to 42+6 weeks of pregnancy with around-the-clock availability of midwives.
You can expect:
•Continuous care and support during labor, birth, and the first hours after birth
•Experience with water birth
•Assisting clients or family members to catch their own baby
•Medical consultation and referral as needed
•Continuous support by midwives in the event of hospital transport
postpartum support for birthing parent and baby
After the birth, you will have:
•A full physical exam of the newborn
•Comprehensive breastfeeding support
•At least four one-hour postpartum visits in your home
•Access to standard newborn procedures, including newborn screening, Vitamin K, antibiotics to prevent eye infection, and weight and jaundice assessment
antepartum and postpartum care
If you are not sure that an out-of-hospital birth is right for you, we also offer prenatal and postpartum care only for those desiring midwifery care but who want to plan to have their baby in the hospital. Ask us about this option.
Portland placenta encapsulation (Vancouver, WA and Hood River too!)
We are trained in both raw and steamed techniques. You will receive a placenta print, umbilical cord keepsake, and encapsulated placenta. We guarantee drop-off within three days after placenta pickup, and can usually deliver more quickly. We also offer in-home services, if desired, especially following a home birth.
The midwives of Hearth and Home Midwifery present Right Here, Right Now: Childbirth Education. This childbirth education series is focused on educating families on the anatomy and physiology of childbirth. We will discuss how hormones come into play during childbirth, as well as each stage of labor and what's happening in the mind and the body along the way. We will discuss coping techniques for labor with an emphasis on presence in order to allow labor and birth to unfold naturally.
We will educate how support people can assist the laboring person, what to expect after having a baby, and what options are available when it comes to childbirth.
This class is offered to all families of the Portland metro area and the Columbia River Gorge. We welcome families planning either a home birth, birth center, or hospital birth. The class is intended to prepare you for your labor and birth regardless of setting or provider type.
We offer a private, individualized, and in-home childbirth education series tailored to meet the needs of your family.
Class scholarships available upon request.