HOMEBIRTH

MIDWIFE

Have you considered giving birth at home?

This is the one and only birth of your baby. A time of great transformation and joy. It is my deepest honor to safeguard and guide you through this process in the comfort of your own home. It is my desire as your care provider to bring forth a combination of expertise and reverence to your birth space. I trust your ability to give birth and your baby's ability to be born. 

Birth is more than the event of your baby leaving your body. Birth is a process. Pregnancy is the time of expansion, labor is the time of letting go, and postpartum is the time of reconnection - to yourself as a parent, to your baby, now on the outside of you, and to your family as plus one more. Birth happens to us on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. We don't just give birth to our baby, but also to the mother and/or father within us! Midwifery care honors the entirety of this transformation, all while helping to keep you and your baby safe and healthy through this process.

Course of Care

Prenatal Care:

The time we spend together prenatally is important to me, because I know it's important to you! You will leave each visit with all of your questions answered, fully informed and feeling empowered. Our prenatal visits cover the standard midwifery course of care, with visits once per month until 28 weeks, twice per month until 36 wks and then weekly thereafter until birth. Additional appointments are made as needed, and we typically spend an average of 45-60 minutes together during each visit. Around 35-37 wks, we will schedule an in-home visit with the entire birth team. If you live in Ocean Beach / Point Loma, check out Community Care and have all of your care done in the comfort of your own home!

Labor & Birth:

When your labor begins, we are in close communication until it is time for me to arrive at your home to monitor you and your baby. How you labor is your choice - I work around you and your comfort! When it gets closer to your birthing time, an assistant (also a licensed midwife) will join us and assist me in caring for you. Once your baby is born, I will provide you with immediate postpartum care until both you and your baby are stable. I will remain on-call for you through the first six weeks postpartum.

 

Backup Plan:

There is so much we can do to influence birth, but at the end of the day, we cannot control birth, and sometimes situations arise that make it safer to give birth in the hospital rather than at home. Although this is much less common for low-risk folks, it does happen from time to time - and that doesn't mean you are left without care and support from your midwife! If I have a client who needs to transfer to the hospital to start their labor or while in labor, I transfer with them and remain throughout the entire course of labor as their birth doula and advocate. All of their postpartum care with me remains the same.

Postpartum Care:

It is my goal to provide postpartum care that minimizes the number of appointments you have to leave your house for in those early weeks postpartum, and also to provide you with extended postpartum care. Six weeks is still so fresh! And there's so much that comes up over the first year postpartum. You will receive in-home postpartum visits at 24-48 hours, 72 hours, 1 week, 2 weeks and 4 weeks postpartum. Your 6 week postpartum visit will be in-office. You will also have access to in-office postpartum visits at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months postpartum. 

Prenatal Care

  • Easily Accessible Care Provider

  • Genetic Screening

  • Prenatal Labs

  • Ultrasound Referrals

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Body Balancing

  • Monitoring of you and your baby's health and wellbeing throughout the course of the pregnancy

  • Herbal & Supplemental Recommendations

  • Unbiased Education & Care

  • Informed Choice with all decisions

  • Complementary Modality Referrals (chiropractor, acupuncture, naturopath, etc)

Labor & Birth

  • Your Birth, Your Way!

  • VBAC Supportive!

  • Water Birth

  • Monitoring of your vitals and baby's vitals

  • Safeguarding of your birth

  • Herbs & medications to control postpartum bleeding, oxygen and neonatal resuscitation equipment brought to your birth.

  • Birth Assistant (also a licensed midwife) to assist me in caring for you and your baby

  • Head to toe newborn neurological and physical exam

  • Breastfeeding support & guidance

  • Immediate postpartum care until you and your baby are stable

Postpartum Care

  • Easily Accessible Care Provider

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Monitoring of you and your baby's vitals

  • Newborn Metabolic Screen

  • Newborn Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening

  • Tracking baby's weight gain

  • Monitoring of proper healing after birth

  • Postpartum belly binding, vaginal steam herbs and discount on placenta encapsulation available

  • Pelvic floor recovery

  • Gentle PAP exam (if needed)

  • Postpartum Labs (if needed)

  • Pediatrician & Preferred Provider Referrals

Want to know more about me?

Midwifery Care Global Fee

$5,000

Prenatal Care described above

Labor & Birth Attendance described above

Postpartum Care described above

$500 deposit at the start of care, payments made at each visit, fee paid in full by 36th week of pregnancy.

I work directly with a medical biller to verify insurance coverage before you start care. Schedule a consultation to see if your insurance will cover or reimburse you for homebirth services - you might be surprised!

*Please visit the Community Give Back page for affordable financial options if this fee is out of your budget*

With Courtney's support I was able to have the birth I had hoped for, laboring at home and delivering my daughter without intervention. Throughout all stages of the pregnancy, birth and afterwards, Courtney never forced her opinion on us but rather helped us process information and consider the options so that we could come to our own decision. I highly recommend Courtney.  The support of this wonderful woman was essential to achieving the positive birth experience I had with my child.

 

Margaret H.

San Diego

Truthfully I don't think words can articulate how much of an impact she had on me and how grateful I am to have had her during our journey. Above all she constantly reminded me to TRUST my body. I ended up having the birth I manifested. I don't know if I would have been able to do it without her!  If you're looking for someone to help with your pregnancy, I couldn't recommend Courtney enough!!!

Alana A.

San Diego

Courtney changed my life and opened my eyes to what birth can really be! A powerful and life changing/transformative experience and I will forever be grateful to her. Her wisdom, patience, and love for what she does shines through and is inspiring.
My care under Courtney was exceptional. She was my midwife, doula, encapsulated my placenta and even became a friend. I couldn't be happier with my birth experience!

 

Leigh S.​

San Diego

Homebirth water birth in San Diego attended by midwife, Courtney Scott, and team in San Diego. Birthing couple swaying to music in front of birth pool with support of birth doula.

You and/or your partner may have even more questions... Let's meet and get your questions answered!

Courtney Scott, LM CPM

Community Care is available to Ocean Beach / Point Loma residents

Mission Hills Office:

4070 Goldfinch St

San Diego, CA 92103

Ph: (619) 618-8587

Fx: (619) 860-1267

Courtney@midwifecourtney.com

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