Free consultations are available for clients interested in receiving care with Magnolia Birth House, but are not required. If you already feel confident that you would like to schedule your first prenatal appointment with us, please feel free to go ahead and do so by contacting our office.
What is covered in a consultation?
Consultations are an opportunity to ask questions, tour the space, and meet the midwives. This provides you with an obligation-free appointment to discuss your options with us. In addition, this time provides us with the opportunity to get to know you, answer your questions, and provide you with information about midwifery care and other local resources. We enjoy getting to meet you and your family, so please feel free to bring any partner(s) or friends who may be deeply involved with your prenatal and postpartum care.
During consultations we generally discuss:
Your previous pregnancy and birth experiences (if any)
Your estimated due date (which we will help you identify if you don’t know)
A Brief review of your health history
Your hopes and desires for this pregnancy and birth
Whether midwifery care is a good option for you
The services we provide
Consultations generally last 30 minutes, and we allow plenty of time for you and your family to express any concerns or questions you may have. This time is intended to help you decide if your needs and desires for your pregnancy match the type of care that we can provide.
Preparing for Consultations
Though not required, it can be helpful to prepare some information to bring along with you to the initial consultation visit. This information might include:
Your insurance information
Any previous health records related to this pregnancy (if you have already seen another care provider or had labwork done elsewhere etc). These records can be requested directly from the care provider, or you can fill out a request for medical records form at our office and we will request them for you.
A list of questions you and your family have (it can be hard to remember to ask all of your questions during the appointment, so having a list prepared in advance is helpful).
Transferring Care Mid-Pregnancy
Our practice is happy to accept transfers of care from other providers (midwives and obstetricians) on a case-by-case basis. We understand that situations may arise mid-pregnancy which cause the need to seek out another care provider and we are happy to offer midwifery care to clients who desire our services! Feel free to contact us and schedule a free consultation to talk about transferring care to us!
*Note: If you are transferring care late in your pregnancy please attempt to request your current pregnancy’s medical records prior to your consultation with us. This allows us to see your labwork, pregnancy history and previous prenatal visits so that we can better advise you during your consultation as to whether transferring into our care is a good option for you.