A monitrice is a care provider who offers all the services that doulas offer, such as physical, informational, and emotional support during labor, but who also has medical training and experience in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Often a monitrice is a trained midwife or nurse, embodying the qualities of a holistic and attentive midwife. Because of this training, a monitrice can perform clinical tasks in labor such as assessing fetal heart tones, maternal vital signs, and performing vaginal exams. Monitrices work with clients who are receiving prenatal care from another provider and who are planning a hospital birth.
Sierra HomeBirth’s monitrice care is ideal if you desire to safely labor longer at home or want an advocate and guide for a natural and vaginal hospital birth. For those seeking a natural childbirth preparation and support experience, particularly in areas like Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee. As a midwife near me in these communities, our monitrice services offer a unique blend of comfort and medical expertise. We are dedicated to offering monitrice care in Nevada City and surrounding areas, ensuring that every family receives the highest quality of care and support during one of the most significant times of their lives
Monitrice Services Include
I offer 2 one-hour and a half hour prenatal visits so we can get to know one another, discuss your birth hopes and priorities, answer questions, and discuss the labor and birth process with a focus on holistic midwifery care in Nevada City. Additional prenatal visits at available if desired.
I come to you in labor when you are in or approaching active labor (~4cm), whether it’s in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee or surrounding area. I stay with you at your house and monitor fetal heart tones and can perform vaginal exams when needed, ensuring a holistic and attentive experience. I am here to help you navigate the labor process, to help you find your rhythm and relax into the labor process. I will offer support in whatever ways you are needing, be it natural childbirth preparation and support or guidance for a smooth labor and delivery. When appropriate for the individual woman, I will help you transfer care to the hospital (no later than 8cm), ensuring a seamless transition from laboring at home to hospital care. At this point I stay with you, but in the role of a doula only, continuing to provide support and postpartum care. I do not have hospital privileges to continue any kind of clinical care. I will stay with you until birth and the first hour postpartum. One exception is if a woman decides to get an epidural and sleep, I will go home to rest and return closer to birth.
I offer two home postpartum visits where we provide full postpartum assessment of the client and baby, including breastfeeding assessment and support, well baby care, and postpartum recovery assessment. This service is part of our monitrice care prenatal and postpartum care by our attentive midwives, ensuring that both mother and child in Auburn, Roseville, and nearby communities receive the best care during this crucial time. Our focus on holistic approach to childbirth and family wellness extends to these essential home visits, where we support new mothers and their babies with dedicated attention and care.