At A Family's Journey,my priority as a Licensed/ Certified Professional Midwife is to join you on your journey from prenatal, birth, and postpartum care; home birth, your way.
Carrie Kinsey, LM, CPM
What we do
Prenatal visits are scheduled during the developmental stages of your baby. We take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you'll enjoy. Services during your visit can include urine assessments, blood pressure testing, nutritional counseling, and fetal heart measurements.
Labor and Birth
Labor is not easy. As your midwife, I will work with you to find the best way to help you manage, and succeed, through the different stages of labor. Beginning in early labor, into transition, and through to delivery. My goal is to be a great source of help and
encouragement to you, helping you to progress quickly through the different stages, as well as keep you and your baby healthy and safe.
Having functioned as a (midwife, or a helper to a midwife, or however you describe yourself) I understand the important role that walking around, sitting on a birthing ball, and similar activities can help to move along your labor and delivery at home.
Webster’s definition of Home: the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.
As women, we love our homes. For most, they bring peace, comfort, and nurture. So, the ability to labor and birth in the comfort of your own home can be very beneficial by eliminating any fears and inconveniences of delivering at a hospital. Thus, being in the comfort of your home, the stress of having to travel home with your newborn is eliminated.
“WOMEN IN BIRTH IS AT ONCE HER MOST POWERFUL, AND HER MOST VULNERABLE. BUT ANY WOMEN WHO HAS BIRTHED UNHINDERED UNDERSTANDS THAT WE ARE STRONGER THAN WE KNOW.” -MARCI MACARI
Postpartum and Newborn Care
Postpartum care is a very important part of midwifery. It begins after the delivery of your placenta. Even though you are no longer pregnant, your body still has a lot of work to do. I like to encourage a time of pampering from loved ones and friends.
After delivery, it is important for the mom to get lots of rest, nutritious food, and much needed time of bonding with your baby. Some postpartum moms feel amazing, but the fact remains that the body has been through a great internal change and it needs time to heal and restore. Women who take advantage of this special time often will heal much more quickly.
In addition, as your midwife, I will help you during your healing process for 6 weeks after your delivery. Also, continuing newborn care and checkups.
Your new little person is no longer dependent on internal growth but instead extra-uterine (outside the uterus) life. As your midwife, I will examine your newborn at every visit making sure they are healthy and thriving.
“FROM THE MOMENT THEY ARE PLACED INTO YOUR ARMS THEY SNUGGLE RIGHT INTO YOUR HEART.” Unknown