The Case for Midwifery Care: A Safer Choice for Birth & Prenatal Care

Midwifery is a safer option for medically uncomplicated pregnancies

I recently had a client get a Verification of Benefits (a document that one can get stating what is covered and what is not covered prior to getting the services in question). This client had the “platinum” level of insurance…the best of the best. So, you would think, “Great! All safe and reasonable choices will […]

Understanding the RSV Vaccine in Pregnancy: What Expecting Parents Need to Know

Abrysvo is the correct RSV vaccine for pregnancy. Arexvy is not for use in pregnancy.

As an expecting parent, ensuring the health and well-being of both yourself and your baby is a top priority. One important aspect of prenatal care that often comes up is vaccination. Today, we’ll discuss the new RSV vaccine in pregnancy – what it is, why it’s important, and what you need to know. What is […]

Thawing Out the Truth: Why Ice Packs Aren’t Really Cool for Postpartum Perineal Care

"1950s-style scared housewife looking at frozen peach in ice cube, representing caution against using ice for perineal healing in postpartum"

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the journey of birth, and despite your well-earned period of rest and relaxation, you’re navigating the winding road of healing your postpartum body. One term that may have been mentioned to you as you prepared for this moment is “ice diapers”, or the recommendation to use ice packs on the […]

How Does Your Insurance Effect Birth Outcomes?

Does Your Insurance Effect Birth Outcomes

Introduction: Meeting Our Insurance Biller I was recently on a call with Alicia Hanson-Glatzel of Earthside Billing. Alicia is the incredibly enthusiastic biller who handles our billing at Hatch Midwifery. And I have to say, I never thought a conversation with a professional claims’ handler would leave me feeling so excited and proud to represent […]

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Embracing Physiological Birth

Physiological Birth - Hatch Midwifery

The Essence of Physiological Birth It is no secret that I’m a huge proponent of building teams of support around laboring parents with the goal of an unmedicated vaginal birth. Before I draw the ire of everyone who has had and loved their epidural – hang on – I also believe that there are very […]

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