Services & Fees

Services:heidi_mother

  • Comprehensive health physical and pap smear

  • Routine prenatal visits

    • (monthly until 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks then weekly until birth)

    • Arvigo Massage with each prenatal after 14 weeks (See below for details)
    • Ordering of ultrasounds and labwork
  • Labor and birth care

  • Waterbirth (see below for details)

  • Postpartum care (immediate, 1-3 days & 6 weeks)

  • Immediate newborn physical

  • Newborn assessment and metabolic screen at 1-3 day visit

Waterbirth:

The therapeutic properties of warm water immersion have been known for centuries. Baths, showers and whirlpools have been used for comfort during labor for many years. Over the past two decades the use of warm water immersion for the birth of the baby has aroused interest in many countries. An increase in the number of women requesting this option for hospital, birth center and home births is now occurring.  Sweetwater Midwifery is happy to offer this service as a option for routine  labor and delivery.

Benefits of waterbirth and water labor:waterbirth

•Speeds up labor

•Reduces blood pressure

•Gives mother more feelings of control

•Provides significant pain relief

•Promotes relaxation

•Reduces cesarean section rate

•Conserves mother’s energy

•Reduces the need for drugs and interventions

•Provides mother with private protected space

•Reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies

•Allows mother to assume positions of comfort with ease

•Encourages an easier birth for mother and gentler welcome for baby

Arvigo Therapy:

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique of ABDOMINAL MASSAGE.
This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.

Arvigo Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders.  The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen.  It addresses and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen.  This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR AND BALANCE.

 

CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR

 

Fees:

Please contact me for current fees. Most care is reimbursable by private insurance.

Please contact me by phone or email for further inquiries.