The Lost Art of Womanly Care. Learn all the services we offer:
Natural Childbirth Classes
As an experienced midwife, we also provide placenta encapsulation service to our mothers. Let me share with you the amazing benefits of your placenta:
May deter the onset of postpartum depression
Can contribute to an increase of mothers blood levels of a hormone known as CRH, a known stress reducer
May help to recover more quickly from birth
Can also bring the body back into balance
May shorten postpartum bleeding
Assist the uterus to return to size
Often known as “happy pills”
May be helpful during menopause
Perfectly made for you!
See below for the listing and pricing of our placenta encapsulation services. If you have any questions, please email us here or call us at (954) 283-0169.
Full Placenta Encapsulation
This service includes a prenatal phone consult, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, informational packet, and delivery of placenta capsules. You can expect to recieve between 100-300 capsules from your placenta.
Pricing – $250
A doula is an important support mechanism for a woman during labor & birth. A doula will be there early on during labor if the laboring woman requests her to be. A doula can provide support while a woman labors at home before deciding to go to the hospital or birth center as well. A doula will be able to tell you if this is “real labor” or not and make suggestions as when to transition to the place of birth. As labor progresses she will provide comfort techniques such as massage, aromatherapy and a comforting/reassuring voice. The doula will aid in the involvement of the father as well. She will also stay for a few hours after birth to assist in the baby’s first latch and make sure mom and baby are well adjusted before she leaves. Our doulas provide women with 1 prenatal visits and 1 postpartum visit, in addition to your labor support.
On-Call $500 (no prenatal or postpartum visits, Doula only arrives for birth)
11-50 births Junior Doula $1000
51+ births Senior Doula $1500
A postpartum doula is hired to assist the family with the arrival of their new baby. The doula will ensure that mom is eating and drinking plenty and will assist is diaper changes & baths for baby as well. A postpartum doula can be requested during the day or night hours.
The role of a postpartum doula is to help a woman through her postpartum period and to nurture the family. Unlike a baby nurse, a doula’s focus is not solely on the baby, but on fostering independence for the entire family. The doula is there for the father, older children and always the mother and baby, treating the family as a unit that is connected and always changing.
The goal of a doula is to nurture the parents into their new roles. As they experience success and their knowledge and self-confidence grow, their needs for professional support should diminish.
Postpartum Doula: $45 per hour daytime, $55 per hour nightime
Call P3 to set up a meet/greet with a doula.
*Spanish speaking doula available
Effects on Birth Outcomes with a doula in attendance:
Labors are 25% shorter.¹
There are fewer complications.
Cesarean rates are reduced by 50%.¹
There is 40% less need for oxytocin to speed up labor.¹
Need for forceps is reduced by 40%.¹
Women request 30% less pain medication and 60% fewer epidurals.¹
Effects on the Mother with a doula in attendance:
Greater satisfaction with their birth experience.
More positive assessments of their babies.
Less postpartum depression.
Effects on the Baby with a doula in attendance:
Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries.
Babies breastfeed more easily.
Mothers are more affectionate to their babies postpartum.
Effects doulas have on the Health Care System:
The cost of obstetrical care is dramatically reduced.
Women are pleased with the personalized care doulas offer.
The Benefit of continuous support in labor is recognized by:
The World Health Organization
The Medical Leadership Council (an organization of over 1200 U.S. hospitals)
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Find a great article on doulas below.
Natural Childbirth Classes
Our childbirth education classes are a series. We focus on natural childbirth and allowing your body to progress the way it is intended. As midwives we teach how the womans body is made for pregnancy and childbirth, rarely allowing for any complications when allowed to progress naturally. The course allows you to see birth as a rite of passage that should be embraced and welcomed, not a painful experience to fear. We believe it is incredibly important for women and their partners to be educated about the process of labor & birth so they can enter with confidence.
1st Class – Our first portion focuses on the anatomy and physiology of labor and birth. This includes how women's bodies are made and how they work throughout the labor process. The babies are not forgotten when we teach of labor and delivery, as they are working just as hard in there to succeed at this huge task! Coping mechanisms during contractions are also taught, including visualization techniques and breathing. about nutrition, exercise and possible complications that may arise. This is also the time we address any fears you may have of childbirth so you can release them before birth time. During this class we will also go over myths of childbirth, breathing techniques and pushing techniques. We also discuss what to expect when labor begins, whether you chose a homebirth, birth center, or hospital birth, we touch on what to expect at each.
2nd Class – The second portion teaches teach about breastfeeding basics, newborn care including bathing, caring for the umbilical cord, changing diapers, etc. This class is taught by our IBCLC Sandra Lobaina
3rd Class – This is our Meet the Doula class. Learn the benefits of having a doula and meet the Doula's of Natural BirthWorks!
Price $100 for the series
P3, and Natural BirthWorks clients No Charge!
*If you are unable to do a group class, we offer online childbirth classes!!
Essential oils can be AMAZING!! If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
During the pregnancy:
-Headaches: Peppermint, Frankincense, Lavender
-Tired: Cypress, Peppermint, Wild Orange
-Nausea: Bergamont, Cardamom, Fennel, Coriander
-Relaxing: Frankincense, Lavender
-Coping: Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender
-Increase Contractions: Myrrh, Cinnamon, Clary Sage
-Pain: Cypress, Marjoram, Lavender
-Depression: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit
-After pains: bergamot, Birch, Myrrh, Helichrysum
You can order Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils via: https://www.mydoterra.com/gelenahinkley/#/
Your P3 midwife is there for you during your postpartum time, helping with any breastfeeding support you need. If it becomes out of the midwife’s scope of practice we collaborate with Lactation Consultants.
P3 is proud to offer assistance with any of your breastfeeding needs from our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Sandra Lobaina.
Breastfeeding Services/Lactation Consult:
No time limit for consult
Includes a complete maternal & infant health history
Physical assessment of the mother’s breast and the infant’s mouth
Weight check for the infant if needed, that would include
pre-and post-feeding weight
Hands on or off guidance & support throughout feedings during the consult
Breast pumps & pumping if going back to work
plan designed based upon the consult
Follow up call at 24 hours and 3 days following our consult
Follow up visit (only if needed for weight or supply issues)