Midwifery Services

I offer home birth and birth center options. I put a priority on the postpartum period, making sure you are seen often, heard fully, and loved deeply. I am a strong advocate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC).

​I believe that pregnancy is not an illness and that birth is not to be feared. I am passionate about the art of midwifery, and I endeavor to practice that art. I believe in providing a safe space for families to become empowered through holistic, evidence-based care and authentic relationships. I strive to support you while you decide the best options for you, your family, and your pregnancy. I believe you can birth your baby, and I will big one of your biggest cheerleaders as you do it.

Prenatal Care

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During your prenatal visits, you will develop a personalized birth plan with your birth team. Once in labor, I will join you in your home or birth center if you choose. By laboring in a community environment, you have more control and choice over who is present for this incredible transition. Being able to stay in a warm, welcoming environment, you have the opportunity to surrender to the flow of labor uninterrupted. By working with Natural Born Midwifery, you will receive the following care and options:

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Community Birth Services

During your prenatal visits, you will develop a personalized birth plan with your birth team. Once in labor, I will join you in your home or birth center if you choose. By laboring in a community environment, you have more control and choice over who is present for this incredible transition. Being able to stay in a warm, welcoming environment, you have the opportunity to surrender to the flow of labor uninterrupted. By working with Shanna Hinrichs Midwifery Care, you will receive the following care and options:

  • 24/7 on-call availability starting at 36 weeks until you go into labor

  • Birth attendance by trusted licensed midwives 

  • Midwives trained in skills that increase the safety of giving birth in a

community environment, including, but not limited to adult CPR and

Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). 

  • Monitoring of your baby’s well-being during active labor

  • Monitoring of your vitals and labor progress 

  • Waterbirth options with an experienced birth team

  • We bring all of the necessary tools and equipment to your home, including, but not

limited to:

  • Medications to stop bleeding

  • IV fluids and Oxygen

  • Herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies

  • The practice of limiting vaginal exams, supporting instinctive pushing, delaying

cord-clamping, and honoring the importance of immediate skin-to-skin contact with baby

  • Support in keeping you well-nourished and hydrated to maintain the energy demanded by

labor

  • Involvement of partner, children, and other family members as you desire. Choice in who catches

your baby (i.e., yourself, a partner, grandparent, child!)

  • An informed choice about standard newborn procedures, including the Vitamin K shot, antibiotic

eye prophylaxis, and Newborn Screening.

  • We perform a thorough and gentle complete physical exam of your new baby before leaving your home.

  • Suturing of first or second-degree tears, with local anesthetic as needed

  • Support with the initiation of feeding your baby

  • In the event of a transfer to the hospital, your midwives remain with you and continue to provide support as allowed.

  • Monitoring of you and baby for two to four hours after your baby is born

  • Before we leave, we will clean up the birth space, feed you a warm meal, and tuck you into a clean bed before you sink into a well-deserved nap.

  • Filing of newborn birth certificate with the state

I honor how sacred this journey can be and do my best to hold space for this joyous moment allowing it to unfold organically in your space. I strive to be patient, gentle, and respectful, relying on my intellect, observation, and intuition rather than fear or coercion to dictate your care.

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Postpartum Care

Well Baby Care

Home visits are provided by me at 1 day, 4 days, and 7 days postpartum. Visits will resume in the office for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks postpartum visits.

  • Monitoring of normal bleeding and physical recovery in the postpartum period

  • Lactation support, if needed.

  • Monitoring of emotional well-being

  • Referrals to parent support groups, counselors, and social workers, as needed.

  • Herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies

  • Counseling on contraception and family planning

  • Pap test at the final visit, if needed.

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I honor your baby's physical and emotional well-being and do my best to support their transition into your family. After your baby is born, I will visit you at home at 24 hours, four days, and one week. You will return to our clinic for your 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week postpartum.

  • Continued monitoring of vitals and assessment for jaundice

  • Newborn Screening at 24-hours and one week 

  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect screening (CCHD) performed with pulse oximeter at

  • 24 hours.

  • Breastfeeding support and monitoring your baby's weight

  • Review newborn care and development

  • Information and counseling about vaccinations

  • Referrals to appropriate health care professionals as necessary

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