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Sonoma County's Birth Center

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Our Services

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Labor, Delivery, and Post Partum Services

Thrive Center for Birth is a comprehensive birth center tucked into a quiet corner of Sonoma County. Our innovative center is a home-away-from-home where you can give birth and receive holistic individualized care from licensed midwives. We offer beautiful, private birth suites as well as birthing options in your home. We offer high quality classes, groups and community events to support you in every aspect of your birth and parenting journey. Our center also provides natural and organic products for pregnancy, birth, and baby that your family will love. Thrive Center is a community, here to support and empower you in each of your healthcare, parenting and lifestyle choices.

Come Thrive with us!

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Midwifery Services

  • Individualized clinical care in a accessible practice with Licensed Midwives
  • Hour long prenatal visits
  • Continuity of care during labor and delivery
  • Safe Birth Outcomes

In-Home Postpartum Care and Lactation Support

We follow the standard pregnancy calendar for your prenatal visits:

  • Once every 4 weeks until 28 weeks gestation
  • Once every 2 weeks from 28-36 weeks gestation
  • Once a week from 36 weeks until delivery

All tests and procedures are discussed, options are presented and your choices are respected

Initial Exam (1.5 hours):

  • Take your complete medical history
  • Draw your blood and take cultures as necessary or request copies of records
  • Perform a complete prenatal exam which includes:
    • Blood pressure and pulse
    • Weight
    • Urinalysis
    • Assessing baby’s size, position and amniotic fluid levels
    • Listening to baby’s heart
  • Engage in a comprehensive personalized discussion regarding healthy life style choices, including nutrition, exercise, rest, stress reduction, what to avoid, as well as natural remedies for pregnancy discomforts

Subsequent Prenatal Exams (each lasting about 1 hour):

  • Perform a complete prenatal exam
  • Discuss your nutrition based on individual needs and practices
  • Inquire into your pregnancy-related health concerns and give recommendations
  • Answer all your questions and address any worries
  • Follow-up with necessary blood work and cultures

Labor Support At The Center

  • Labor support as needed
  • All necessary medical equipment to monitor and care for you and your baby
  • A large birth suite with all the comforts of home
  • A large birthing tub
  • Breastfeeding support
  • A complete newborn exam performed within a few hours of the birth
  • A discussion on normal newborn behavior, self care instructions, instructions on
  • when to call us with concerns – before leaving the center
  • Most families stay for 4 to 6 hours after their baby is born

Labor Support For Homebirth 

  • Labor support as needed
  • All necessary medical equipment to monitor and care for you and your baby
  • A portable birthing tub
  • Breastfeeding support
  • A complete newborn exam performed within a few hours of the birth
  • A discussion on normal newborn behavior, when to call us with concerns, as well
  • as mother and baby care for postpartum recovery
  • A home visit a month before your due date

Postpartum Care:

We provide care for the first six weeks after the birth of your baby

  • On-call support 24 hours a day for the entire 6-week postpartum period for any
  • concerns you may have
  • Postpartum exams in your home at:
    • 1 day after birth
    • 3-5 days
    • 7-10 days
  • Postpartum exams at the center at:
    • 3 weeks
    • 6 weeks
  • Unlimited breastfeeding support
  • Discussions regarding family adjustment and development
  • Family planning consultation
  • Postpartum depression support and resources