Mary Anne will be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the time your pregnancy reaches 37 weeks. She can be reached by a pager.
She will meet with Mother and any other persons Mother wishes, for educational purposes and explaining medical procedures. She will meet a minimum of twice and a maximum of four times before the 36th week. One of these visits should be with the Care Provider on a regular prenatal visit. During these visits, a birth plan should be compiled.
Provide labor support.
After the birth she will make at least one visit to answer any questions about the birth, help with breast feeding, or answer any questions about the infant care.
At the first sign of labor, you should notify us regardless of the time of day. Mary Anne will be at your side to render support whenever you are ready for us to come. Normally we will come to your home and then travel with you to your place of birth. Also, as part of our services she will stay with you until things settle down after the birth. During labor and birth, she will perform massage and other non-Pharmacological pain relief measures, make suggestions in regard to changes in atmosphere/environment to facilitate birth, help support the partner so that they can love and encourage, supply emotional support and information on the progress of birth or any medical procedures that the staff are considering.