Anticipating the arrival of a second nurse-midwife this fall, we are excited to announce a few practice changes that will allow for better extension of services to our clientele.
First, and simply, we have had a deadline for payment in full for maternity services of 32 weeks, and this we are extending effective immediately to all our clientele to the 36th week of pregnancy. The past two years we have had a lengthy waiting list for maternity care so wanted to identify those who would be unable to pay and offer someone opportunity from the waiting list in a timely manner, but we no longer have the need now to continue with a waiting list due to our addition of a second nurse-midwife.
Secondly, we have hired a nutritionist and will be implementing an hour consultation into the maternity package. If you are a current client of Believe, obtaining maternity care, and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, simply call Naomi to set up an hour consultation. Each consultation for optimizing your nutrition while pregnant and breastfeeding is $95; however, this fee is a component of the overall maternity package so if you have paid in full, you have secured this consultation. Mrs. Megan Barnes RD offers a plethora of services, and is continuing to update her services, which can be viewed on our website here.
Third, we have purchased new hearing screen equipment and Welch Allyn has promised a better experience than our previous set-up, which as graciously loaned to us via a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health. If you are in need of a newborn hearing screening and have otherwise paid in full for your maternity package, please notify our nurse to schedule an appointment.
Fourth, we have discontinued offering intrauterine insemination (IUI) services. While Dr. Lane, nurse-midwife, continues to provide consultation services for enhancing conception and optimizing pregnancy, IUI services unfortunately, incur expenses that require a larger clientele base to support. As well, the community is now offering more cost-effective resources such as these for infertility clients so Believe Midwifery Services, LLC would prefer to turn its attention to addressing the resource-limited discipline of menopausal care.
Fifth, the nurse-midwives will be offering group prenatal care in the fall. Briefly, this entails all clients, due within the same month, meeting for each of their prenatal visits within a two hour group session so that they can discuss similar pregnancy milestones in fellowship with one another. Group meetings are scheduled ahead for the entire pregnancy so that those with busy schedules can better organize their commitments. Believe Midwifery Services, LLC extended this service several years ago and it was quite popular. Not only does this allow for greater time with your midwifery team, but it offers an excellent avenue for forging new like-minded relationships. Our childbirth education program will be incorporated into these sessions so no need to travel for additional classes. It is our hope to integrate the pregnancy sessions into well baby sessions through the first year, after we have identified that family nurse practitioner who would fit well into our practice.
Sixth, this is a little change, but worth mentioning. We have added the blue light bulb to the homebirth kit that is purchased by our maternity clients so there will be no further need to purchase these on your own, although we would still appreciate recycling them through our boutique so we can limit our footprint on the earth.
Seven, the boutique is growing by leaps and bounds. We moved into the Indianapolis center with approximately 100 products, and currently have 512. We’ve added bulk herbs, expanded our supplement line, added slings, cloth diapers, bras, boppies, bach flower remedies and so much more.
Eight, one of our Registered Nurses, Chelsey, is a certified passenger safety technician and will be offering car seat clinics this spring. Stay tuned for more information on our website.
Nine, Dr. Lane has created an exclusive page on our website for our essential oil distributors with growing resources for increasing your knowledge and confidence in utilizing aromatherapy. We will also be hosting an AromaTouch workshop with special discounts for our distributors. We anticipate this being in June, but again, stay tuned to our website.
And finally, number Ten, Saturday, June 14th, Father’s Day weekend is our Garden Party!! Enjoy our herb-inspired celebration with blueberry mohitos, minted strawberries and white wine, floral foods and light music.