FAQs 

  • Where do you see clients?   -  I offer in-home prenatal and postpartum care at no extra charge to clients. This model of care has several benefits over a midwifery office. Clients do not have to drive anywhere for appointments, which is especially helpful for families with young children. I will get to know you and provide care in the comfortableness in your own home, the same place your homebirth will be. Appointments can be scheduled at a convenient time for each family's schedule.  I live in Liberty Hill, TX and see clients within a 1 hour radius. 

  • Where all will you do homebirths?  - I service all or parts of Williamson, Travis, Bell, Milam, Coryell, Lampasas, Burnet, Llano, Blanco, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, and Hays counties.                                                                                                              I will drive to births in Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Bertram, Burnet, Lago Vista, Temple, Waco, Killeen, Lampasas, Marble Falls, Johnson City, Buchanan Dam, Llano, Taylor, Elgin, Lexington, and Bastrop.

  • Do you do waterbirths?  -  Yes, I regularly do births for clients who choose to labor or deliver in the water. My services include free use of a waterbirth tub which can be set up in your home. 

  • Do you take VBAC clients? - Yes! I have several requirements for mothers desiring a VBAC, which are often easily met. 

 

  • ​​​Do you accept late transfers? - Yes! It is common for women to switch providers later in their pregnancy, due to deciding to birth outside of the hospital, or relocating. With your permission, I will obtain your records from your previous provider, and begin your care. 

  • Would anything prevent me from giving birth outside the hospital? - Yes, there are some health conditions that make giving birth in the hospital the best place for you and your baby to be. Some of these include:  

                   - Diabetes

                   - High blood pressure

                   - Premature delivery (before 37 weeks) 

                   - More than 1 previous cesarean (per my practice protocols)

                   - Development of preeclampsia

                   -  A mother in very poor health

  • What about ultrasounds? - Many clients get a gender & anatomy scan around 18-22 weeks of pregnancy. I refer to several different diagnostic ultrasound locations who perform quality scans. Occasionally an early ultrasound is helpful to establish an accurate due date in pregnancy. 

  • Do you take insurance? - No, I do not take insurance, as CPMs are generally out-of-network with most insurance companies. I am happy to provide you a receipt with insurance billing codes that you can submit to your insurance company to apply for reimbursement. If you belong to a Christian co-op sharing health insurance, you will easily be covered.  

  • What form of payment do you take? - I currently accept personal checks and cash payments. Paying electronically can also be arranged. Not taking credit cards allows me to keep my costs lower, and instead put that money towards providing these items free for clients: in-home visits, basic labs, use of a waterbirth tub, and one gift certificate for a prenatal massage with a professional during your pregnancy.  

  • What about safety? - Is homebirth safe? The answer for the majority of low-risk women is yes! Check out these resources on the safety of planning a birth outside of the hospital:

Birth is Not An Illness! - 16 Recommendations from the World Health Organization

Midwife Attended Births at Home are Statistically Safe - research & statistics

  • What all does a midwife study in school to become licensed? - Becoming a midwife takes 3-5 years of school and clinical training.

Core areas of study for midwives include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Periods

  • Human Reproduction Cycles

  • Embryology/Fetal Growth & Development

  • Nutrition for Pregnancy, Birth and Lactation

  • Microbiology and Pharmacology for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

  • Childbirth Education

  • Maternal Risk Assessment and Initial Physical Skills

  • Complete Prenatal Care

  • Assessment and Management of Prenatal Complications

  • Counseling for Common Complaints in Pregnancy

  • Medical Terminology, Charting, and Medical Record Keeping

  • Interpretation of Medical History, Lab Work, and Diagnostic Testing

  • Assessment of Contraindications for Out-of-Hospital Birth

  • Assisting at Normal Labor and Birth

  •  Performing Normal Deliveries

  • Complications of Labor and Birth

  • Emergency Care

  • Immediate Care of Mother and Newborn

  • Comprehensive Newborn Examination

  • Assessment of Lacerations and Repair

  • Complete Postpartum Care

  • Lactation Physiology and Support

  • Common Postpartum Problems

  • Newborn Complications and Appropriate Response

  • Infant and Child Development

  • Well Woman Gynecology and Contraceptive Consultation

Contact Me

Are you interested in finding out more about midwifery services? Do you have a quick inquiry about my practice? Drop me a line! I'd love to hear from you. 

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Motherhood Midwifery
Kristin Youngblood, CPM, LM
Call or text:
512-786-4333
motherhoodmidwifery@gmail.com
PO Box 467    Liberty Hill, TX     78642

 

 

 

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