As a Naturopathic Midwife, I am trained to provide you with safe and effective midwifery care. My background
as a licensed naturopathic doctor broadens the scope of care you will experience from pregnancy and birth to full family natural health care.
I blend evidence-based medicine with years of experience to offer you all of the same screening and diagnostic testing that is offered through conventional obstetric care. After taking time to get to know you and your family, I provide you with the information needed to make informed choices for you and your family.
I believe that families come in all forms and am affirming of all: single parents, queer families, lesbian families, poly families, heterosexual families, etc.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The majority of pregnancies fall under the category of low risk and therefore eligible for community birth. The following special circumstances are also eligible for community birth: advanced maternal age (over age 35), first time parent, history of c-section (VBAC/HBAC), history of gestational diabetes, history of pre-eclampsia, and many more. If you are unsure if you are a good candidate for a community birth, come in for a consultation!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most families start by setting up a consultation visit to see if we are a good match. The consult visit is a time to ask as many questions as you have and for me to make sure that you are a good candidate for a home birth. After that, your initial prenatal visit can be scheduled to establish care. At your first visit we get a full health history, conduct a basic physical exam, and get blood work.
Routine prenatal visits offer plenty of time to answer questions and concerns, discuss any upcoming screening tests, and to check in on the health of you and your baby.
When you go into labor, you will be attended by me and my team of midwifery students or birth assistants. We stay for a short period of time after delivery and then return for a home visit at one or two days postpartum.
Postpartum care continues through 6 weeks and includes basic newborn care and breastfeeding support. Most families decide to continue care with me and go on to do well-child visits starting at 2 months of age.
Dr. Brandy Ross is contracted with the following insurance companies for Midwifery care:
Apple Health/Provider One
Community Health Plan of WA
Kaiser Permanente PPO
Please verify, by phone, with your insurance plan if YOUR plan covers Midwifery care. Moonrise Health and Birth, Inc does not routinely verify insurance benefits.