A monitrice is a midwife who provides labor support like a doula. Unlike a doula they can perform appropriate medical tasks at home, such as:
- checking cervical progress
- checking blood pressure
- checking fetal heart tones
This can be a great option for a family that needs/wants to birth in a hospital with hospital personnel, but would like to labor at home for as long as possible and have midwifery expertise as part of their labor experience.
I offer 2 types of monitrice services.
- Birth Monitrice: as described above, this is like having a doula who can perform medical services.
- Full Monitrice: midwifery care for your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience for a planned hospital birth. If you are interested in this service, visit the midwifery page.