Midwife & Wellness LLC
Midwifery Services for the Susquehanna River Valley
Serving Harrisburg, York, Lancaster and Rural Central PA
SPRING 2023 Update: We still have openings for due dates in August 2023 through the end of the year. We are not attending births in May & June 2023 as the midwife is on maternity leave and her assistant will be covering all appointments (except consultations) during that time.
All in-person consultations will be scheduled for July when the midwife returns. Please do not wait to reach out and get on the schedule as limited consultation time will be available and is filling up.
Please read the information on the consultation page carefully as it includes a lot of details that will minimize your questions during the consultation.
Please read this page carefully and completely prior to requesting a consultation. This page provides a lot of information about Kristy's services and midwifery practice.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for your interest in our homebirth midwifery services. Please note that any clients due in July through December 2023: Kristy will have a babe in carrier at most births and an assistant will be with her to help her with her own baby. This allows Kristy to care for her own infant while helping you plan and experience your own homebirth and Kristy has done this many times now since she is having her 10th baby this year.
Due to the high demand for homebirth midwifery services and our ability to serve only a few clients each month, Kristy has created this process to simplify your ability to schedule a consultation. Kristy generally accepts about 5-8 clients each month and works with one full-time assistant and 2 trained birth assistants. We typically have 3 trained sets of hands available at each birth: Kristy and 2 assistants, but not all of them are there the whole time and one assistant is generally assigned to sanitize/clean up behind the midwife and her assistant who are both taking care of you and your baby.
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Kristy offers in-person and Zoom consultations. All in-person consultations are held at the office in New Cumberland.
Prenatal appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the midwife's office in New Cumberland.
Kristy provides appointments every 4 weeks from weeks 12-32 and then every other week after 32 weeks.
After your homebirth, Kristy provides 2 postpartum home visits within the first 2 weeks postpartum. Appointments after 2 weeks postpartum through 8 weeks postpartum are held back at the office in New Cumberland and scheduled on an as-needed basis based on the needs of each mama & baby.
If you would like to request a consultation with Kristy, please read the following and complete these steps.
1) Read the Midwifery Services & Financial Agreements - These documents provide you with a general overview of our practice and allow you to make a list of any questions you might have for us during our consultation. Please have a list of questions ready for your consultation.
2) Read the Informed Disclosures - These documents provide you with a general overview of our practice and allow you to make a list of any questions you might have for us during our consultation. Please have a list of questions ready for your consultation.
3) Read the Explanations of fees and financial clarification form. It is important to understand that as a CPM, Kristy's services are not typically covered by health insurance policies. You MAY be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance company but we DO NOT bill insurance for you. All payments are due by 34 weeks before Kristy will go on-call for your birth. Please share this information with your spouse/significant other and be sure they understand the financial agreement. We understand that finances may limit the ability for some families to hire a midwife and we truly apologize for that.
4) Complete the inquiry form below to provide some basic information for us prior to our consultation. I look forward to talking with you!