& Frequently Asked Questions
Tiffany provides comprehensive homebirth midwifery services to growing families in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, several military bases, and the surrounding areas.
Where to start:
Your care starts with requesting a free consultation with me via my contact form. At this consultation, you will be given the opportunity to meet one-on-one, ask any questions you have, learn about my training and experience, and get a feel for who I am as an individual.
You may also wish to bring along a loved one, your partner, and/or your other children so everyone can ask their own questions. I will encourage you to share your story and desires for your birth as well, in order to allow me to get to know you a little, and what you might need as a client.
I will then give you a light information packet with a Mandatory Disclosure, Curriculum Vitae, Financial Agreement, and Summary of Services, along with some other information that may be of interest to you and your partner. If you choose to hire me for your home birth, let me know within two weeks or so, and I will schedule your first prenatal visit. For most pregnancies, this appointment is at approximately 12 weeks.
What midwifery care with PFB looks like:
I offer the same standard of care you will find in any other environment, but home birth midwifery looks very different. Not only will I check on you and your baby’s physical health, but I also check in with your mental and emotional health. I will spend a large portion of your appointments just visiting with you, getting a feel for how you and your family are really doing, and offering help and input for your unique situation.
Offering holistic suggestions for anything that concerns you, from mild heartburn to stress management, is another priority. While I am not a therapist, I deeply value building a healthy relationship of trust with you and your family, which increases safety for you and your baby in home birth care.
Each in-office visit is approximately one hour. I perform all physical assessments for you and your baby and answer any questions or concerns you have. Be sure to keep a notebook with you to write down questions you have! I will also visit your home at around 36 – 37 weeks to make sure you, your family, and your living space are ready for your home birth.
There are four to six visits in the six weeks following delivery. I perform a variety of normal clinical checks for both mom and baby at each appointment. The first two occur in your home, with the remaining visits at my office. At these visits, I will again make sure that you and your baby are healthy in every way.
Labor, Childbirth & Immediate Postpartum:
I and my team of two assistants will usually arrive in response to your call or text sometime during active labor, depending on the situation. I stay with you until both you and baby are stable — around two hours or a little longer after birth. My team and I are there primarily to provide safety, but also to offer support, guidance, and encouragement.
After birth, the baby is placed skin-to-skin with you, and all clinical care is done in your arms or next to you on the bed. If you need help, we will assist you in initiating breastfeeding.
My team will clean everything up, make sure you eat, and tuck you and your family into bed before heading home.