I provide care from conception through six to eight weeks postpartum. My services include some well-woman care such as Pap smears, cultures and hormone testing, breastfeeding help, and state required newborn screen testing (PKU test). At this time I attend homebirths only, but I hope to open a birth center in Mt. Pleasant in the future.
I give prenatal care on the same schedule as a doctor would: monthly until about 7 months, every two weeks until your last month, and then weekly until your birth. If any problems should arise during your pregnancy, I am able to consult with and/or refer you to doctors in this area. In the event of an emergency, I do carry pitocin (to stop excessive bleeding AFTER the birth ONLY) and oxygen. I am also trained in infant and adult CPR and basic neonatal resuscitation. Thankfully, those types of emergencies are rare, but I am prepared. I also bring a trained assistant to all births in case I need an extra set of hands.
My philosophy is to prevent problems before they happen as much as possible, and I stress good nutrition and adequate hydration as a primary defense against common complications. I also try to suggest non-allopathic (non-medical / non-pharmaceutical) remedies such as exercise, herbs, and homeopathy for minor problems before sending you to a physician or pharmacy.
My goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy, a safe birth, and a smooth transition for you and your family afterwards.
I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss my services in more detail and answer any questions that you may have. We may even be able to listen to the baby’s heartbeat, if you would like to. There is no charge for this visit. Please email me or call me at 903-708-2004 to set an appointment OR (this is new!) use the button in the sidebar to schedule a consult.
The fees for my services are based on amounts customarily billed to insurance. I offer a hefty (>50%) discount for payment of these fees by your 36th week of pregnancy. I offer a sliding scale fee for families whose income is at or below poverty level, and I also offer a discount to those who are enrolled in Texas Medicaid. Lab work for mother and baby is billed to insurance, Medicaid, or billed to the client at my cost.