Wellness care for the whole person in a comfortable, home-like setting
An annual visit with the midwife is a full hour long and involves discussion about your overall physical and emotional health and well-being, sexuality, fertility, health screenings, and recommendation for follow-up.
Midwives can take care of womxn across the lifespan, from adolescence to menopause. We embrace providing empowering healthcare for anyone with a vagina, uterus, or cervix who requires it, regardless of their gender identity.
Health & cancer screenings
We provide stirrup-free (seriously!) pelvic exams when obtaining Pap smears for cervical cancer screenings, referrals for mammogram and breast ultrasound, and can also provide screenings for sexually transmitted infections as well as draw routine bloodwork in our office. Pelvic exams are invasive and are not performed in our office as a matter of routine but rather when there is an indication and after careful discussion and consideration with the client. We provide a trauma-informed approach to care, particularly in regards to your pelvic and breast health.Most commonly, our clients insert the speculum themselves when we are using one, reducing friction and allowing you to remain in control. This makes for a much less uncomfortable or traumatizing experience.
Our midwives can discuss with you the full range of contraceptive options, from fertility awareness to condoms to birth control pills. We cannot insert intrauterine devices (IUDs) in our office. Licensed Midwives in CA do not have full prescriptive authority which means that we cannot prescribe any medications. However, we also offer holistic support for an integrative approach to your wellness.
Pre-conception Planning & Fertility Support
Considering pregnancy? We can help you be your healthiest self upon conception and better understand your fertility in order to achieve pregnancy at an ideal time for your family, career, or other life circumstances.
A Fertility Visit includes a look at your fertility cycle, supplements, complementary health professional referrals, and setting you up with all you might want to become ready to conceive.