Newborn breastfeeding skin to skin at homebirth

POSTPARTUM CARE

BirthWorx offers comprehensive postpartum medical care in the comfort of your own home with Registered Midwives. We believe every person should have access to personalized postpartum care and support regardless of who their prenatal care provider is!

Care starts with us when you are discharged from the hospital after birth and continues until 6 weeks postpartum. At each homevisit, we spend 1 to 2 hours completing a full assessment of you and baby to ensure you are both recovering well and thriving. We provide personalized feeding advice, mental health support, parenting education and take the time to answer all your questions. If challenges or concerns arise, we are always available to you and are able to quickly and thoroughly develop a plan. No more waiting on hold to speak to a general nurse or waiting several days to see your family doctor! We are always just on the other end of the phone..

Our goal is to provide all of your care in your own home so you don't have to worry about going out for additional visits in the community while you should be resting. Often new parents are surprised to find out that many additional trips out of the house may be required if you or baby need extra support with challenges such as jaundice or breastfeeding. We can typically offer homecare for nearly all of these situations. 

If you are under the care of an obstetrician or family physician for your pregnancy and want to learn more about postpartum midwifery care, we would love to chat about how we can support your postpartum journey!

 SCHEDULE OF VISITS

  • Prenatal virtual meet & greet

  • Prenatal intake visit (virtual or homevisit)

  • Homevisit within 36hrs of hospital discharge

  • 2nd homevisit on day 4 or 5 postpartum

  • 1 week virtual check-in

  • Follow up homevisits at 2, 4 & 6 weeks postpartum

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Care includes monitoring the health & wellbeing of you & baby including:

  • Monitoring your vital signs, bleeding, stitches/cesarean incision

  • Supporting your mental health

  • Monitoring baby's vital signs, feeding, weight, jaundice 

  • Supporting breast or bottle feeding

  • Offering breastfeeding-related prescriptions for challenges such as damaged nipples, low milk supply, mastitis

  • Procedures as needed such as:
    blood draws to monitor jaundice, frenotomy (tongue tie clip), suture/staple removal

  • Referrals to specialists as needed

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

24-hour access to personalized virtual support directly with your midwives for urgent concerns.

Support & advice for non-medical challenges such as transitioning into parenthood, relationship changes, newborn sleep support & beyond.

You will also be invited to join our private online group where parents can benefit from ongoing support and guidance.

THE MIDWIFERY DIFFERENCE

Midwifery care is well known for its unique holistic philosophy around pregnancy and birth. This comprehensive care extends into our postpartum care and is quite different than the standard follow up through the public health care system. In addition to providing elevated medical care, we focus on building relationships with you and your family to ensure you feel well-supported and have a positive postpartum journey.

 

Below is a snapshot of the standard postpartum visits you can expect if you are with a midwife or physician:

Registered Midwife

  • Homevisit within 36hrs of hospital discharge

  • Homevisit on day 4 or 5 postpartum

  • 1 week virtual check-in

  • 2 week homevisit

  • 4 week homevisit

  • 6 week homevisit

  • 24-hour access to your midwives for urgent concerns

Family Physician

  • Day 3 public health nurse homevisit or phone call

  • 1 week baby visit with family doctor

  • 6 week parent/baby visit with family doctor

  • 24-hour general nurse support hotline

INVEST IN YOU

We welcome you to contact us at any point during your pregnancy to learn more and suggest booking your postpartum care with us no later than when you are 34-36 weeks pregnant.

Your Investment: $1500

Fees are split into 2 installments, 50% due upon contract signing and 50% due at 34 weeks.

Payments accepted by credit card and Interac e-transfer.

Please note: Although general midwifery care is fully funded by Alberta Health Services, postpartum-only care is not funded at this time. Our services are currently private-pay, however many families are able to receive full or partial reimbursement through their extended benefits.