Andaluz midwives provide comprehensive, family-centered prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. With births that take place in our beautiful birth centers. Our midwives are skilled and sensitive to each family’s unique needs.
In addition to your pregnancy and birth care, our midwives provide well baby care for the first six weeks. With Andaluz, you and your baby receive respectful, safe, professional care that is sensitive to your needs.
Andaluz offers a variety of classes and workshops, many of them free, to best support families and help build community. We have active email lists and a strong social media presence to further connect families with one another.
Community & Classes
We find it important to take the time to answer your questions, share information, and get to know you. We schedule an hour for your prenatal visits and want you to know and trust your birth team. We give you the time you deserve. Time for you, your new baby, and your family.
Prenatal visits are scheduled routinely every four weeks until the 32nd week of pregnancy, then every two weeks until a month before you’re due, when we will meet weekly until you go into labor. Your midwives are flexible and accessible, offering additional appointments if needed and available for communication between visits.
Referrals for prenatal testing, ultrasounds, and lab work are offered and discussed in-depth. Along with your midwives, you participate in the decision-making process. Andaluz gives you the time you deserve and affords you the respect to be part of your care.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Seth Burrell, who is offering ultrasounds at our birth center on Mondays and Thursdays. Dr. Burrell trained in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. While at NCNM, Dr. Burrell was selected and spent one year in a specialized mentorship and maintained a three-year apprenticeship with Dr. Ed Hofmann-Smith, former Dean of NCNM, gaining many hours of clinical training in obstetrical, gynecological, and basic diagnostic ultrasound.
Andaluz midwives have a lot of experience with birth! We are expert at supporting you through a natural non-interventive birth, yet we are highly qualified and prepared for emergencies. We lead Oregon professionals with our experience and skill in waterbirth. The benefits of laboring and birthing in water are numerous to both you and your baby and there is no better place in the Pacific Northwest to have a waterbirth than Andaluz! Our statistics speak to the safe and skilled care we give with over 4,000 babies born into our care and a 5% cesarean birth rate for women who begin labor care in the birth center.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Andaluz midwives love helping women plan and achieve a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)! Over 90% of our clients intending a VBAC end up having a successful vaginal birth. Our midwives provide complete information about the risks and benefits of vaginal birth and elective cesarean so you can make the healthiest choice possible for you and your baby.
For more information about the safety and issues surrounding VBAC, please see our Resources page.
We love to pamper moms after birth! You and your birth partner will receive free meals during your stay as you snuggle in our large queen size bed with your new baby. Our postpartum midwives will attentively respond to your needs and the needs of your baby in the hours and days following your birth. This provides ample time to bond and gets breastfeeding off to a great start while having support and care immediately available. Once you are home, a midwife will do a home visit in the first week of your baby’s life, and then we follow up at the birth center with postpartum care up to six weeks postpartum.
We won’t separate you from your sweet, new baby. You’ll have as much time as you want to bond with your baby, including choosing who touches and holds your baby. Andaluz midwives do newborn exams within the first two hours after birth, but they are done while the baby is in your arms and/or right by your side. Our midwifery staff adores babies and recognizes that each newborn is a conscious being, requiring gentle touch and awareness.
All parents are given information about State of Oregon requirements for newborns, such as antibiotic drops for the eyes, newborn metabolic screening, and Vitamin K. We fully support your right to make decisions regarding your newborn’s care.
Andaluz midwives provide well baby care through the first six weeks.