Birth Journey Midwifery
5107 S 900 E Ste 140
On 9 December I had the opportunity to meet Katia L’Ecuyer, one of the midwives at Birth Journey Midwifery, tour the birth center, and learn more about their services. I want to start by saying that the center is beautiful, and if I were currently pregnant I would strongly consider delivering my baby at Birth Journey! Seeing how I am not pregnant though, I would love to provide doula support to a woman who decides to work with Birth Journey Midwifery!
Here are some amazing facts to get you started:
- You can deliver in their birth suite at the center, or in the comfort of your home
- Their mobile care unit travels throughout the valley to draw labs, provide fetal monitoring, and even ultrasounds in your home
- Services are provided in English, French, and Spanish
- They work with most major insurance companies
Let us take a tour of the center:
This is the most medical looking of all the rooms at Birth Journey: the room where most prenatal care (and some gynecological care such as IUD removal) takes place.
A typical schedule for prenatal care at Birth Journey includes monthly appointments through the second trimester, bimonthly appointments through 36 weeks, and weekly appointments until delivery. However, the midwives are flexible and can cater an appointment schedule to the needs of the individual woman (with no extra charge!).
A room you will become familiar with if you chose to deliver with Birth Journey is the ultrasound room. This is also the room where prenatal massages are offered by one of the student midwives (who is a massage therapist). If you are interested in a little pampering, it can be scheduled as part of your office visit, just talk to the staff about setting up the appointment.
This is their very spacious, luxurious, and comfortable birth suite. As you can see there is a queen sized bed with high-quality linens, and an extra large tub with optional jets which can be used for comfort during labor, or for a water birth.
From the other side of the suite we get a glimpse of the bathroom and a sling (one of the centers many available "tools" to help the laboring woman).
Inside the suite's bathroom is a spa-like shower with a low shower-head which keeps the water pressure comfortable when sitting on a birth stool or the bench. In the shower you can see another available "tool" that Birth Journey has to help a laboring woman feel more comfortable and remain in optimal laboring positions.
If you are interested in their services I would recommend calling the center to schedule your own tour to meet the midwives and ask questions. They are nice, knowledgeable, and flexible and I am certain you will want to work with this group once you meet them.
They have gone above and beyond! I was throwing up a lot one day and they came to my house to deliver me fluids. I had a miscarriage and have been nervous about it happening again, and when I need to hear her heartbeat for peace of mind I can come in and listen. They are understanding and accommodating. I recommend them to everyone I meet!