midwifery services

I offer home birth and birth center options. I keep the number of families I take each month to less than 5 so that we have the time to get to know each other over the course of your pregnancy. I put a priority on the postpartum period, making sure you are seen often, heard fully, and loved deeply. I am a strong advocate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC).

​I believe that pregnancy is not an illness and that birth is not to be feared. I am passionate about the art of midwifery, and I endeavor to practice that art. I believe in providing a safe space for families to become empowered through holistic, evidence-based care and authentic relationships. I strive to support you while you decide the best options for you, your family, and your pregnancy. I believe you can birth your baby, and I will big one of your biggest cheerleaders as you do it.

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Prenatal Care

During your prenatal visits, you will develop a personalized birth plan with your birth team. Once in labor, I will join you in your home or birth center if you choose. By laboring in a community environment, you have more control and choice over who is present for this incredible transition. Being able to stay in a warm, welcoming environment, you have the opportunity to surrender to the flow of labor uninterrupted. By working with Shanna Hinrichs Midwifery Care, you will receive the following care and options:

  • 24/7 on-call availability starting at 36 weeks until you go into labor

  • Birth attendance by trusted licensed midwives 

  • Midwives trained in skills that increase the safety of giving birth in a community,

including, but not limited to adult CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). 

  • Monitoring of your baby’s well-being during active labor

  • Monitoring of your vitals and labor progress 

  • Waterbirth options with an experienced birth team

  • We bring all of the necessary tools and equipment to your home, including, but

not limited to:

  • Medications to stop bleeding

  • IV fluids and Oxygen

  • Herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies

  • The practice of limiting vaginal exams, supporting instinctive pushing, delaying cord-clamping,

and honoring the importance of immediate skin-to-skin contact with baby

  • Support in keeping you well-nourished and hydrated to maintain the energy demanded by labor

  • Involvement of partner, children, and other family members as you desire. Choice in who catches

your baby (i.e., yourself, a partner, grandparent, child!)

  • An informed choice about standard newborn procedures, including the Vitamin K shot, antibiotic

eye prophylaxis, and Newborn Screening.

  • We perform a thorough and gentle complete physical exam of your new baby before leaving your home.

  • Suturing of first or second-degree tears, with local anesthetic as needed

  • Support with the initiation of feeding your baby

  • In the event of a transfer to the hospital, your midwives remain with you and continue to provide support as allowed.

  • Monitoring of you and baby for two to four hours after your baby is born

  • Before we leave, we will clean up the birth space, feed you a warm meal, and tuck you into a clean bed before you sink into a well-deserved nap.

  • Filing of newborn birth certificate with the state

I honor how sacred this journey can be and do my best to hold space for this joyous moment allowing it to unfold organically in your space. I strive to be patient, gentle, and respectful, relying on my intellect, observation, and intuition rather than fear or coercion to dictate your care.

Community Birth Services

During your prenatal visits, you will develop a personalized birth plan with your birth team. Once in labor, I will join you in your home or birth center if you choose. By laboring in a community environment, you have more control and choice over who is present for this incredible transition. Being able to stay in a warm, welcoming environment, you have the opportunity to surrender to the flow of labor uninterrupted. By working with Shanna Hinrichs Midwifery Care, you will receive the following care and options:

  • 24/7 on-call availability starting at 36 weeks until you go into labor

  • Birth attendance by trusted licensed midwives 

  • Midwives trained in skills that increase the safety of giving birth in a

community environment, including, but not limited to adult CPR and

Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). 

  • Monitoring of your baby’s well-being during active labor

  • Monitoring of your vitals and labor progress 

  • Waterbirth options with an experienced birth team

  • We bring all of the necessary tools and equipment to your home, including, but not

limited to:

  • Medications to stop bleeding

  • IV fluids and Oxygen

  • Herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies

  • The practice of limiting vaginal exams, supporting instinctive pushing, delaying

cord-clamping, and honoring the importance of immediate skin-to-skin contact with baby

  • Support in keeping you well-nourished and hydrated to maintain the energy demanded by

labor

  • Involvement of partner, children, and other family members as you desire. Choice in who catches

your baby (i.e., yourself, a partner, grandparent, child!)

  • An informed choice about standard newborn procedures, including the Vitamin K shot, antibiotic

eye prophylaxis, and Newborn Screening.

  • We perform a thorough and gentle complete physical exam of your new baby before leaving your home.

  • Suturing of first or second-degree tears, with local anesthetic as needed

  • Support with the initiation of feeding your baby

  • In the event of a transfer to the hospital, your midwives remain with you and continue to provide support as allowed.

  • Monitoring of you and baby for two to four hours after your baby is born

  • Before we leave, we will clean up the birth space, feed you a warm meal, and tuck you into a clean bed before you sink into a well-deserved nap.

  • Filing of newborn birth certificate with the state

I honor how sacred this journey can be and do my best to hold space for this joyous moment allowing it to unfold organically in your space. I strive to be patient, gentle, and respectful, relying on my intellect, observation, and intuition rather than fear or coercion to dictate your care.

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Postpartum Care

Well Baby Care

Home visits are provided by me at 1 day, 4 days, and 7 days postpartum. Visits will resume in the office for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks postpartum visits.

  • Monitoring of normal bleeding and physical recovery in the postpartum period

  • Lactation support, if needed.

  • Monitoring of emotional well-being

  • Referrals to parent support groups, counselors, and social workers, as needed.

  • Herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies

  • Counseling on contraception and family planning

  • Pap test at the final visit, if needed.

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I honor your baby's physical and emotional well-being and do my best to support their transition into your family. After your baby is born, I will visit you at home at 24 hours, four days, and one week. You will return to our clinic for your 2-week, 4-week, and 6-week postpartum.

  • Continued monitoring of vitals and assessment for jaundice

  • Newborn Screening at 24-hours and one week 

  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect screening (CCHD) performed with pulse oximeter at

  • 24 hours.

  • Breastfeeding support and monitoring your baby's weight

  • Review newborn care and development

  • Information and counseling about vaccinations

  • Referrals to appropriate health care professionals as necessary

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