"Among the most important of the newborn infants needs are the signals it receives through the skin, its first medium of communication with the outside world."

- Ashley Montagu, Touching: The Human Significance of Skin

Newborn baby boy having his head measured  
          After the birth and once the family has had time to quietly and privately bond with the baby, your midwife will give the newborn a thorough head-to-toe examination including weight and measurements. Prior to your labor and delivery, we will discuss any newborn testing and procedures and will help you decide what is best for your family. We strongly believe in assisting and allowing parents to make informed choices.
     We can assist with breastfeeding immediately after the birth and throughout the postpartum period. Your midwife is an experienced lactation counselor, and if needed, we can connect you with gentle, experienced resources for breastfeeding support and problem solving.


Open Arms Midwifery, LLC