Gentle Journey Midwifery

Call or text:   (352) 372-4784 Serving Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Simply Prenatal Care

servicing gainesville, Lake city, jacksonville, ponte vedra, st. augustine, and ocala areas

Prenatal Care

what to expect

I strongly believe that everyone deserves access to midwifery care, regardless of where they birth their baby.  I offer Simply Prenatal Care for women who are having a low-risk pregnancy and wish to experience the benefits of woman-centered, individualized,  prenatal care while birthing their baby in the hospital.  The same supportive, empowering prenatal care is provided with special attention to helping you prepare for your hospital birth.  Visits are scheduled every 4 weeks through 28 weeks of gestation, every 2 weeks through 36 weeks of gestation, then weekly until you have your baby.  Simply Prenatal also includes two visits at 2 weeks and 6 weeks postpartum.  If you would like me to accompany you to the hospital as your doula (labor coach), that can be arranged if there is room in my schedule for another birth that month.

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Prenatal care is the critical care a woman and her baby receive during pregnancy. This should begin as soon as you know you are pregnant. I provide care for women who are having a low-risk pregnancy. Whether you choose to give birth at our beautiful facility, in your home or in a hospital, I focus on respecting your beliefs and your family to provide individualized nurturing, woman-centered care. I am trained in comprehensive prenatal care that will enhance your health, minimize risk factors, and identify potential problems. Research shows that women who regularly receive prenatal care have healthier babies and are less likely to deliver prematurely.

Appointments will include physical assessments, education, and time for us to get to know one another. This time is very important for you and your family, which is why I set aside 30 to 60 minutes for questions. Together we will explore any concerns or fears you might have. We will also discuss your personal needs, previous birth experiences, and expectations for your current pregnancy and birth. My goal as a Midwife is to provide full circle care by attending to both your physical and mental needs.

• Respectful treatment: We will discuss and go over beliefs, wishes and


• Personal attention: You and your baby are the reason for our visit.

We will make sure you have everything you need mentally, emotionally and


• Plenty of information: I will share information about pregnancy, birth,

breastfeeding and newborn care. Always encouraging healthy lifestyle

choices, including nutrition.

• Appropriate monitoring: You receive regular, thorough checkups for you

and your baby, as well as recommended diagnostic testing through labs and ultrasounds (as needed).

• Natural comfort measures: Encouragement, relaxation, laboring in water and changing position are among the effective comfort measures we may discuss.