Midwifery Services of South Texas

Birth & Midwifery Care With Experienced, Skilled Home Birth Specialists

MIDWIFERY SERVICES OF SOUTH TEXAS

Claudine Crews LM, CPM

San Antonio, Floresville, and surrounding areas

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MIDWIFE SERVICES

·     Prenatal Care

·     Labor and Birth

·     Waterbirth

·     Postpartum Care

·     The Birth Center

·     Well-Woman

·     Childbirth Classes

·     VBAC - Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

·     Fees and Insurance

MEET THE MIDWIFE

·     Qualifications

·     Personal

·     Affiliations

CLIENT SECTION

·     Forms

·     Nutritional Assessment

·     Preparing for Your Birth

·     Supplies

BIRTH STORIES & TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT INFORMATION

ABOUT MIDWIVES

·     What is a midwife?

·     What is a Certified Professional Midwife?

·     Midwives Model of Care™

·     Texas Midwives

·     How to Choose a Midwife

ABOUT HOME BIRTH

·     Home Birth - Is it safe?

·     Advantages of Birth Outside of a Hospital

·     American Public Health Association Support

BIRTH OPTIONS AND CHOICES

·     Waterbirth

·     VBAC

·     Cord Clamping

·     Preparing for Birth - Childbirth Education

·     Doulas

 

BIRTH AMERICAN STYLE

·     Induction

·     Continuous Fetal Monitoring

·     Cesarean Section

·     Epidurals

·     Immediate Cord Clamping Vs. Delayed Cord Clamping

PREGNANCY INFORMATION

·     Home Pregnancy Tests

·     Estimating Your Due Date

·     Common Discomforts

·     Warning Signs

·     Prenatal Testing

·     Ultrasound

·     Breech?

·     Induction

·     Childbirth Classes

NUTRITION IN PREGNANCY

·     Why good nutrition

·     Nutritional needs

·     Sample Diet

·     Nutritional values of foods

·     Food Safety

·     Salt - Yes, you do need it!

NEWBORN AND POSTPARTUM CARE

·     Breastfeeding

·     Circumcision

·     Immunizations

·     Childproofing Your Home

PHOTO ALBUM

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Site Map

Baby lying in hands

Complete prenatal care in my office.

 

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This page contains various resources and forms specifically designed for the use of my clients.

 

Forms or Information You Can Download or Print

 

Client Registration for Insurance Benefits

If you have private health insurance be sure and download this form and give your insurance company a call so that benefits can be verified as quickly as possible

 

Request For In-Network Exception

Many insurance companies are able to grant in-network exceptions or “network gaps” on the basis of network insufficiency.  If so, this means they will pay me at the in-network rate and not the out-of network rate. This also means your deductible and co-insurance amounts are (typically) lower.  They will only authorize this if they can see that there are no contracted home birth/birth center birth providers in your area (which is often the case). 

 

 

Medical and Obstetrical History

This form will need to be be filled out. You can either fill out a copy when you come for your first prenatal visit or print it and fill it out at home and bring it to your first prenatal visit, allowing us more time to talk instead of completing paper work!

 

MANA Statistics Project Consent Form

I participate in the Midwives Alliance of North America's statistics project. This important project helps to document the safety and value of midwifery care in North America. This type of statistics gathering helps protect your rights to midwifery care. Participation is voluntary. More information about the project is on the form.

 

Nutritional Survey

I ask all clients to fill this out as early in your pregnancy as possible. There may be other times when I will want you to repeat the survey, and some moms find it helpful to keep track of what they are eating each day periodically throughout pregnancy.

 

Weekly Diet Checklist

A helpful chart to keep track of daily intake from the basic food groups.

 

Supplements

I recommend Homefirst Prenatal Multi-Vitamin with Probiotics for all my clients. You can order them on-line at the Homefirst On-line Store.

 

VBAC Informed Choice

If you are requesting a vaginal birth after Cesarean you will need obtain a copy of the surgical report from the hospital where your surgery took place, or from your obstetrician. You will also need to read and sign this form.

 

Group Beta Strep Testing - Informed Choice

Why or why not to test, risks and benefits, treatment options if positive.

 

Vitamin K For Your Baby - Informed Choice

Information on the benefits and risks of prophylactic vitamin K to prevent bleeding disorders of the newborn.

 

Prenatal Genetic Screening

An aid to help you determine if you need or might want to have genetic screening tests done during your pregnancy.

 

Request For Medical Records

Used to request your medical records from other health care providers. You have the legal right to copies of all medical records. Providers have 30 days to comply with your request.

 

 

Fetal Movement Count Chart

A simple non-invasive and accepted method of evaluating fetal wellbeing. Not used routinely. An example of when I may ask that this be kept is if you go past your due date.

 

EMS - 911

This form is for parents having a home birth. I want this form completed and posted near a telephone or very visible area of your home. On the refrigerator is a common place. This should be done by your 36th week of pregnancy.

 

 

Preparing for a Home Birth/Water Birth

Guide and instructions, including the supplies you will need to have

 

Setting Up for A Water Birth

Special instructions for parents who are planning a waterbirth.

 

Birth Kit Order Form

For you can download and complete to order my custom birth kit from

In His Hands birthing supply company

To order my custom birth kit on-line

 

What To Do When You Go Into Labor

Just in case you forget or loose the information I give you!

 

Postpartum Instructions for Mother

Postnatal Instructions for Baby

These are copies of the verbal and written instructions I will give you for your care following birth. These are posted here so you can review them in advance if you like, and just in case you misplace your instructions following birth.

 

 

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Permission to reprint pregnancy and childbirth information contained within this website with attribution

No photographs may be copied or used without written permission

 

FOR MY CLIENTS

 

Client Feedback Form

from the Association of Texas Midwives

Please either download this form or complete it on-line at the ATM website  following your birth.

 

 

Informed Choice and Disclosure Statement

Texas law requires that any midwife you interview provide you with the information on this form. I will provide you with this information and statistics at our first meeting. This form is available here for information purposes only. It includes information on how to file a complaint against a midwife

 

 

 

Complaints Relating to Transport for a Complication During Labor

 

Physician or Hospital Complaints

If, during the course of your labor, it becomes necessary to transport you and/or your baby for physician/hospital care and you are treated badly, you have the right to file a complaint. For more information on filing a complaint against a hospital or physician you may download this information.

 

 

Ultrasound Scans: What You Need To Know

Useful guide to help you decide if you want an ultrasound scan during pregnancy. There is more information on ultrasound on the Pregnancy Information page.

 

 

Local Resources for Depression

Depression is quite common in  both the prenatal and the postpartum period. This is a list of resources for depressed parents in the San Antonio, Texas area. Another support area available on-line is Postpartum Support International.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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This page was last updated on March 02, 2009