Even before touring our peaceful birthing suites and chatting with a Beach Cities Midwife (link to midwives splash page) about our practice and their options for care with us during a free consultation, a common question from people considering pregnancy care and birthing with us is, “do I get to pick my midwife?”
A good first answer is, in a way, yes! When clients join our practice, they pick all 5 of our expert midwives as their care providers, along with the ability and flexibility to be seen by each of them at any or all of our three locations (link to locations page). We work with each client to schedule appointments strategically as their care progresses to make sure they have lots of time with each midwife.
As far as routine pregnancy care is concerned, our group model of care is one in which clients benefit from the perspective and wisdom of practitioners with different backgrounds and areas of expertise. One midwife may draw from her familiarity with herbs and homeopathy, while another uses her own past birthing experiences, and another her extensive clinical history. They share knowledge with each other and Beach Cities families profit from a deep bench of talent. By seeing each of the midwives for half-hour-long appointments several times over the course of care, clients become familiar with each midwife, and vice versa. Additionally, for families in their third trimester, we also provide Meet The Midwives teas at each of our locations. These are a time to meet and hear from any of the midwives they haven’t yet met, and spend more time with the ones they have.