Services

At Generations Midwifery Service, we are committed to helping families feel respected and supported before, during, and after childbirth.  We believe every woman has a right to safe, satisfying health care with respect for human dignity and cultural and spiritual beliefs.  All care provided is only with your full informed consent and families are strongly encouraged to research all their birth and parenting options.

Monitrice/Doula Services
Women who plan to birth in the hospital by choice or by necessity can still benefit from midwifery care.  A monitrice is a person who is trained as a doula but also has advanced training in monitoring both the mother and baby during labor.  For families who wish to remain at home during labor, a monitrice can help monitor vital signs, check dilation, and listen to the baby’s heart tones before heading to the hospital.  Personalized monitrice care with Jennifer Neira Heystek includes:

  • Pre-conception counseling
  • 24-hour phone availability throughout your pregnancy
  • 24/7 on-call availability beginning at 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • Prenatal visits in your home
  • Accompaniment to your hospital of choice for concurrent care visits or special testing during pregnancy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • In-home labor support for planned hospital birth
  • Hospital labor support, including coping strategies, positioning, and relaxation techniques
  • Postpartum and well-baby care in your home
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Access to lending library with hundreds of books, DVDs, and resources
  • Referrals to local professionals such as chiropractors, childbirth educators, and massage therapists

Home Birth Services
Planned  home birth services with Jennifer Neira Heystek, Licensed Midwife, include:

  • Pre-conception counseling
  • 24-hour phone availability throughout your pregnancy
  • Comprehensive prenatal care with visits in your home
  • Accompaniment to your hospital of choice for concurrent care visits or special testing during pregnancy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Genetic testing/screening options
  • Private childbirth education classes
  • Supplies and equipment needed for home birth
  • Attendance of a second licensed midwife for assistance at the birth
  • Family-centered birth at home, siblings welcome
  • Continued support and guidance in the event of a hospital transport
  • Comprehensive postpartum and well-baby care in your home
  • Newborn assessment and screening in your home
  • Breastfeeding education, support, and assistance
  • Access to lending library with hundreds of books, DVDs, and resources
  • Referrals to local professionals such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists
  • Community gatherings and events with other homebirth families through the Bay Area Homebirth Collective

Insurance billing is available for families with PPO insurances plans.  Special discounts are available to Kaiser members in Alameda County.  To set up a free consultation for labor support or home birth services, please call 510.708.6741 or email Jennifer@generationsmidwifery.com