Midwifery Services

What to Expect

Every client is unique, so I offer a variety of midwifery services personalized for each childbearing experience. Regardless of what you choose, we will dive into your beliefs, expectations, and knowledge around pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Together, we will explore your physical and emotional strengths and limitations to ensure you feel confident and safe throughout your midwifery care experience.

Prenatal Care

  • An initial prenatal visit between 9-12 weeks, complete health history, discuss in more detail what to expect, and get to hear babes heartbeat - often for the first time!

  • Regular prenatal visits lasting 45-60 mins. I'll see you every 4 weeks until 30-32 weeks, every 2 weeks until you're 36 weeks, then weekly until you birth your baby.

  • An in-home prenatal visit between 34-36 weeks with your whole birth team.

  • Assessment, education, and counseling related to physical and emotional well-being of client-baby dyad.

  • Informed choices and decision making regarding your course of care.

  • Referrals to specialists and community resources as needed and requested.

  • Easy access to contact me with questions or concerns via phone/email.

In-Home Labor/Birth/Immediate Postpartum Care

  • As you approach your estimated due date, you will have 24/7 access to contact me via phone.

  • Monitoring of you and baby during active labor, checking vitals, and listening to baby's heart tones.

  • Involvement of partner, children, and other members of your birth team as you desire.

  • Physical and emotional labor/birth support.

  • Hydrotherapy/water birth options available.

  • Conscientious care during the immediate postpartum period including complete newborn exam.

  • Breastfeeding support and emphasis on immediate skin-to-skin to facilitate attachment and bonding.

  • Second Midwife attendant and/or birth assistant for support and extra skilled hands.

  • In the event of a transfer to the hospital, I will remain with you as a support person.

Postpartum/Well-Newborn Care

  • In-home postpartum care visits on day 1, day 3, 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks.

  • Monitoring of emotional and physical recovery and well-being of you and baby.

  • Lactation support and newborn weight checks.

  • Attention to emotional health, connection to appropriate resources, and referrals to appropriate specialists as needed. Pediatrician visit recommended by 3 weeks postpartum.

  • Newborn screening performed in-home (includes: metabolic screening, hearing screening, CCHD screening).

  • Completed birth certificate worksheet.

Lansing, Michigan

Rebecca Burkett, Midwife

616.719.7361 (P)

517.435.3682 (F)


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