A montrice is a cross between a doula and a midwife. Many times, a montrice is a midwife assistant or student midwife, but not always.
I will work with you prenatally, as with my doula clients, with education, support, and getting to know you and your birth desires. During labor, I can then come to your home and monitor you and your baby (as much or as little as you want) and help you know when it’s time to go to the hospital.
This monitoring may (or may not) include fetal heart tones, mom’s vitals, and cervical exams as you feel the need. Although in general, I’m not a fan of doing any of those routinely, in a really long labor, or for a mom who’s worried, knowing that your cervix is dilating and effacing, or knowing that baby’s heart tones are looking good, can help give you the strength you need to carry on.Read More