Home Birth Care

Can you imagine the blissful joy of welcoming your baby in the familiar comfort of your own home? Surrounded by those you love. Cozy and warm after a shower, you are lovingly tucked into a freshly made bed and your precious little one snuggled beside you; warm tea and a plate of yummy food awaiting you. As you nibble and snuggle, your home is transformed back into its pre-birth comfort and lived-in beauty by your birth attendants. We leave you now to rest in your bed with your beloved and this new little one who is the perfect expression of the love between you. Blissful?

Mamatoto Midwifery embraces gentle, holistic, whole woman care that is based in the practice of wisdom sharing, nurturance and empowerment. Walking with you on this journey of transformation as you enter your birthing space empowered and forever changed.

Your holistic care includes: Prenatal Care, Labor and Birth Care, and Postpartum Care for Two Months Following the Birth.

Maiden New Moon Visit

The Maiden New Moon visit is for the young woman who has just entered into her moon time (menstruation).  Young women need as much nurturing as the rest of us! Such a special time for maidens that is met with special care.  Each maiden is treated with gentleness, dignity and love as we create opportunity to ask questions, have safe discussions and she receives a foundation in a women’s unique health education; all with a midwives gentle touch.

We offer beginning awareness of the emerging body changes, emotional shifts, her cycle rhythm and own special fertility awareness.  Gentle acceptance of the changes in her body and exploration of healthy relationships and sexual intimacy, sexually transmitted disease prevention. We can provide the young woman with her first caring PAP and teach her self-breast exam. Resources and referrals for additional supports as needed. We offer herbal supports for acne, painful periods and young woman mood shifts. Also included will be a special bag of “New Moon” holistic natural supplies and other treats that will nourish her tender self.

To the Maiden:  All conversations will be honored as private and confidential.

Parents and guardians:  A complete outline of information that will be explored is available upon request.

Sage Woman Care

Peri-Menopausal and Menopausal Support- as our moon time’s wane we transition to our sage crone years, full of richness and wisdom.

The midwives at Mamatoto will walk with you as your ready for ‘The Journey’. Let us help you: learn to nourish and tone your body with mineral-rich, phytoestrogen-rich nourishing herbal infusions; guide you to calcium rich foods to protect your bones, support your heart and balance to emotional shifts; find peace and deeper understanding regarding all these amazing shifts and changes. You can and will find peace during your ‘Change’.

Well Woman Care

Imagine warm and welcoming greetings, a shared cup of tea, a cozy couch in a sunny room, deep conversations, open listening hearts and gentle nurturing touch.  This is the care Mamatoto midwifery offers every woman. We offer Holistic Well Woman Care including gentle.

Imagine the following experience: you are warmly welcomed and cozy up on a couch with a cup of tea, as we explore what is feeling deep and important to you, you are listened to with an open heart.  We transition to a comfy space with cozy quilts and blankets and serene surroundings. Gentle care and attention is paid to your physical, emotional and spirit comfort.  Together and co-created is a new understanding of the whole you: body, mind, spirit.

This is the care offered every woman at Mamatoto Midwifery. In addition to this your holistic care also includes: PAP’s, Blood Work, Gynecological cultures/testing, Breast exams, Referrals, Fertility Awareness Method and Herbal remedies for the Child bearing Year.

Prenatals Only, please

Created especially for family’s who desire holistic comprehensive midwifery care prenatally and are planning on birthing in the hospital or at home, intimately and privately without a midwife present.   You will receive loving, thorough and empowering care.

Embracing Journeys Birth Gatherings

Embracing Journeys Birth Gatherings are based on support, empowerment, and self-knowledge and collective wisdom.   Experience teaches us that when we have support in our lives, and are informed and empowered, we feel our inner strengths and are more able to find balance with the changes and challenges we experience.  This is especially true when it comes to the amazing transformations pregnancy, childbirth and new parenting bring.

Pregnancy and birth can be ecstatic, instinctive, fulfilling, and natural for you and your baby.  Birth and gentle parenting lay a strong foundation for life-long health and wellbeing for all the family.

Embracing Journeys honors this important transformation and is based on the belief that most women find great value in community and supported confidence in their ability to grow, birth and mother their babies.

During Embracing Journeys gatherings:

  • Women (and their loved ones) co-create this rich experience with others who attend, meeting together regularly throughout pregnancy and actively participate in their care.  Women learn to assess some of their own healthcare and wellbeing, recording the results in their own charts.
  • Space and time are created to share new experiences, discuss concerns and explore information and resources.  Conversations shared can be light & playful, balanced with profoundness, and encouraging of thoughtful dialogue.  It is a space to share stories from life for the purpose of growth, preparing and transformation.
  • There is holistic exploration of:
  • Changes & adjustments in pregnancy
  • Nutrition & healthy lifestyle
  • Centering, instincts & transformation
  • Families & relationships
  • Preparing for the birth experience
  • The birth experience
  • After the baby arrives
  • Breastfeeding
  • Embracing Journeys is intended to create the space for sharing wisdom and knowledge and to having the opportunity to make meaningful informed choices and connections.

    Creating Intimacy, Trust, and Community

    Placenta Care

    Your placenta… What an amazing organ! It nourishes your baby as they grow every moment in utero, and it will continue to provide your baby with oxygenated blood cells and life force for the first couple of hours after birth.

    Did you know that it could nourish you during your babymoon time? Unlike nearly every other mammal on Earth, humans have evolved away from ingesting all or part of their placentas after giving birth. The placenta contains your own natural hormones and is perfectly made for you, by you.  The placenta is rich hormones which when replaced in the body confer significant benefits to the new mother and her baby. We know that some of the beneficial affects of ingesting your placenta include: reduction in the incidence and severity of postpartum depression, reduction of postpartum pain and discomfort, minimization of postpartum bleeding, and increased success in breastfeeding.  In wisdom’s terms, it brings the body back into balance, replenishing what was lost during childbirth.  The placenta can also be use, if encapsulated, to help you with the changes of our menopausal years.

    Mamatoto Midwifery can help you learn your options for this amazing organ, which might include: preparing small amounts to add to a nourishing meal or smoothie, tiny amounts added to a nourishing smoothie, dehydrating and encapsulating, making a tincture, burying near a special bush, making creative and artful placenta prints, sending it home with your midwife.