Full Circle Women’s Health
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support
Pregnancy & Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is a collaboration between you and your midwives. As midwives we contribute our professional expertise and experience, while you contribute important information about your body, your feelings, and your beliefs. We want to get to know you well so we can personalize your care to meet your specific prenatal care needs and desires to ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. You will meet with all three midwives during your prenatal care, and each visit will be long enough to discuss many issues and answer all of your pregnancy questions. You will never feel rushed through your appointment!
Births are at Phelps Memorial Hospital, a family-oriented community hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Phelps has more midwives than any other local hospital, so they are familiar and comfortable with our style of care. Phelps has the distinction of having the lowest cesarean rate in Westchester County, and is one of only two hospitals offering water births.
Your postpartum stay will be typically 24-48 hours after birth, and 3-4 days following a cesarean delivery. Phelps has a 24-hour rooming-in with your baby policy, and liberal visiting hours that include the newborn’s siblings. Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged, and lactation consultants are on staff to assist you. A midwife will visit you every day to provide postpartum care and support.