PREGNANCY CARE

Pregnancy Care

Our Medically Board Licensed Midwives & Certified Nurse-Midwives are experts in out-of-hospital births. We are well-researched in the latest advances in evidence-based care and natural medicines. We can support you in your home, our environmentally friendly birthing center, or our local hospital.

Schedule a free tour and consultation with our midwives, a meet and greet and get all questions answered about out-of-hospital midwifery care. Get to know our philosophy, how prenatal visits work, everything in between. You will have a chance to choose your care experience.

 

Our step-by-step guide

Visit the GraceFull Birth Center, our birthing suites, have a consult with our midwives. A meet and greet where you get all of your questions answered about out-of-hospital midwifery care. 

Schedule a phone call with Nicole, our client concierge. She will walk you through our midwifery care services, associated fees, and any insurance questions you may have.

Whether you are seeking the full VIP experience or a home birth, we have all the options covered. Read below about GraceFull Classic Care and GraceFull Enhanced Care.

Choose from the following birthing options. Read about them in our services section. We also have wellness treatments and classes to support you through your pregnancy.
• birthing center
• water birth
• water birth at home
• hospital birth

GRACEFULL CLASSIC CARE

Prenatal Classic Care is what you will find at most freestanding birthing centers and home birth practices in the Southern California area. You’ll receive private sessions with one of our midwives in our cozy birthing suites, providing you with exceptional nationally accredited medical standards of care. Appointments will alternate with all of our midwives so you can get to know everyone by go time. We welcome friends and family members to your visits so they can be part of this magical journey. Flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends, are available to fit in schedules between home, work, and family time.

If birthing at home, your 36-week visit will be in your residence, so a midwife can see where the tub will go and confirm you have everything you need for your birth.

If you are looking for a VIP high touch experience, we’ve created GraceFull enhanced care, more along the lines of a “concierge” medical service.

ENHANCED CARE

Globetrotting influencer? Living in Paris for the next six months? No problem! Elizabeth is available worldwide for births outside Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Bachner, GraceFull’s founder, is busy writing and speaking nationally but still enjoys going to births. Her one-on-one care is perfect for families seeking handholding every step of the way. As a doula, midwife, medical expert, she can often be found on set (especially important when on location, who knows when you might need pregnancy massage therapists, chiropractors, Perinatologists, she has the BEST resources).

Elizabeth will be at your service with 24/7 access. She will become your personal midwife, THE person you want by your side to hold space for you. All of your prenatal and postpartum visits will follow the same obstetrical schedule in the comfort of your home. She will be intimately involved in helping you choose who will be at the birth and introduce you to other care providers, including lactation consultants and pediatricians, and more. Is this the premium care you have been waiting for? Set up an initial consultation now.

HOSPITAL CARE

Our certified nurse midwives can also help you birth at your local hospital. All of your prenatal visits will be at GraceFull and you will follow the same postpartum schedule as all of our families.

“Special attention & care is given to every birthing family” 

As part of the GraceFull family, we do everything to make sure you are cared for during your entire birth journey. Our list of care services is comprehensive for a reason.  We are committed to helping you have an amazing birth experience! Look at the side-by-side comparison chart below to compare our list of care services to what you might get from an OBGYN.

How are services different between a midwife and an OBGYN?

GraceFull Care Services

• Low-risk pregnancy specialist
• Checks blood pressure
• Listens to baby’s heart rate
• Measures fundal height
• Draw labs
• Prescriptions
• Suturing
• Ultrasounds
• Follows obstetrical schedule of prenatal visits
• 24/7 emergency access
• One-hour prenatal visits
• Weekend and evening visits
• General education about body, birth, and postpartum period
• Time to see and hear your personal concerns
• Labor sitting (sitting with you the entire time during active labor)
• No rushing of care during immediate postpartum
• Delayed clamping and cutting of cord
• Informed consent and education for all labs, medicine, and injections
• Immediate newborn assessment at birth
• Assisting baby to latch during breastfeeding
• Initial postpartum visit at home
• Newborn visit at home
• (3) additional postpartum visits for mom and newborn
• (4) lactation assessments
• Nutritional assessment and coaching
• Exercise assessment and education
• Discussion on all labs and tests before they happen
• Informed consent of all labs and ultrasounds on pregnant person’s body and baby’s body
• Free breastfeeding class
• Free infant care class
• Free class on emotional and mental prep for birth
• Access to educational handouts

OBGYN CARE SERVICES

• High-risk pregnancy specialist
• Checks blood pressure
• Listens to baby’s heart rate
• Measures fundal height
• Draw labs
• Prescriptions
• Suturing
• Ultrasounds
• Follows obstetrical schedule of prenatal visits
• 24/7 emergency access


GRACEFULL BIRTHING INC
2815 West Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 blocks west of Silverlake Blvd
#105 - Birthing Center
#205 - Classroom & Practitioners

E: hello@gracefull.com
P: 323.486.7134
F: 323.544.6206

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