APM's Prenatal visits are comprehensive but relaxed and allow plenty of time for chatting, education and getting your questions answers (visits typically 40-60 minutes). As holistic primary care providers we emphasize prevention and education along with getting to know you and your family personally. We believe that by maintaining healthy lifestyles; eating right, exercising and avoiding harmful substances and stress; most of our clients remain low-risk. The physical exam follows with blood pressure, urine dip, measuring the baby’s growth, determining the position and listening to the heartbeat.
We want you to understand by choosing a Midwife to be your care provider you are not turning your back on conventional medicine. We still have 'medical' things we do such as lab testing, medications when needed and even cesarean sections in emergencies But as Midwives, we go back to the foundation of what keeps you healthy and low-risk, and that's the choices that you make and trying to better the way you live. Traditional OB care often lacks information on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and nutraceuticals and botanical medicine. Midwifery blends the alternative, holistic and the allopathic. We feel immensely blessed to be part of helping women make better choices for themselves (and their babies) and helping keep them healthy and low-risk.