Personalized, holistic midwifery care in the clinic or in your own home.
Compassion, Personalization, & Empowerment
Whether you’re a veteran in the home birth community or brand new to the idea of alternative care options, welcome! Here you will enjoy a relaxed, welcoming, health visit in the clinic or your home. Health Inspired was "born" to provide women and families a personalized, holistic approach to overall health maintenance, pregnancy, and home birth. I encourage each individual to take an active role in their personal health. I'm here as a partner to help you reach your goals. I strive to treat the person as a whole, not the sum of its parts or systems. The goal of my midwifery practice is to use a functional medicine approach to holistically treat and heal the body, but I have the option to use allopathic medications when needed, through prescriptive privileges.
Everyone Deserves an Answer
IS HOME BIRTH SAFE?
Yes! Having a home birth with a midwife that is trained in out-of-hospital birth is safe. There have been many studies that show a woman with an uncomplicated pregnancy is just as safe, or safer, having her baby at home with a midwife as she is in the hospital. In a home birth, the mother has a dedicated team that stay with her throughout labor, monitoring her and her baby. There are not changes in care team, and therefore, less room for error and better maternal satisfaction. Take a look at this study and fact sheet .
WHAT KINDS OF INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
Health Inspired is not in-network with any insurance companies, however, independent billing services are offered for out of network reimbursement. Many clients use HSA/FSA to cover home birth, wellness, and ill visit costs.
HOW COMMON IS HOME BIRTH?
Although U.S. home births have increased by 30% in the past few years, less than 1% of American women give birth at home (MacDorman et al., 2012). This means that for every 100 of your friends and family members who get pregnant and have a baby, 99 of them will birth in the hospital.
DO YOU OFFER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?
Yes! At Heath Inspired, focus is put on healing systems that may not be functioning properly. The goal is to use food, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle to facilitate change. However, there are times when pharmaceuticals may be necessary; I can prescribe in these instances.
HOW IS HOME BIRTH DIFFERENT?
Home birth care is personalized care. Women who plan a home birth with a midwife generally receive care that is based on the midwifery model of care The midwifery model of care sees pregnancy and birth as normal life events. Midwives who practice using this model monitor a woman’s physical, psychological, and social well-being. They provide individualized education, counseling, prenatal care, hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support. When you receive care based on the midwifery model of care, you are less likely to experience unnecessary medical intervention or cesarean birth, and you are more likely to feel in control during birth and to initiate breastfeeding. Midwives are trained to identify and refer women who experience pregnancy or birth-related complications. (Wiysonge, 2009).
WHAT DOES POSTPARTUM CARE LOOK LIKE?
In the immediate postpartum period, your midwife will remain at your home until mother and baby are stable and settled in. There will be ongoing assessment for complications, establishment of breastfeeding, ensuring mom has eaten and used the bathroom, and a newborn assessment will be preformed. This averages 4-6 hours after birth.
Your midwife and/or birth assistant will make a home visit on day 1 and 3. You will then have office visits on week 2 and week 6 to assess mother and baby. They are also available 24/7 by phone, email, or text to answer any questions or respond to concerns.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Visits are held at my Office in Onalaska. I also offer home visits on a limited basis for an additional fee. LaCrosse, Wisconsin is the largest city in our service area, but we service Southwestern Wisconsin & Southeastern Minnesota including but not limited to Holmen, Onalaska, La Crosse, West Salem, Bangor, Sparta, Westby, Viroqua, Stoddard, & Coon Valley in WI and La Crescent , Hokah, Brownsville, & Winona in MN.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 3 TYPES OF MIDWIVES?
Midwives all have specialized training in normal pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborns. There are 3 different ways to become a midwife in the US. I am a certified nurse-midwife (CNM). Read about some distinct difference that are explained in this article.
WHAT WOMEN ARE SAYING...
"It was one of the most difficult most rewarding things I’ve ever done! I can honestly say I couldn’t have done it without you both. "