Services - Arkansas Home Birth Midwife

Prenatal/Postpartum Care

See your midwife in her home office every 4 weeks till 28 weeks, every 2 weeks till 36 weeks, and weekly until birth. The first few postpartum visits are in your home for your convenience. Schedule 1-2 hour long appointments and enjoy some coffee or tea while you chat with your midwife. 

Miscarriage Support

Abby has a heart for women who undergo the loss of their baby during pregnancy. Miscarriage is often a lonely path and Abby offers to provide intimate support to care for the woman and her family as a "Miscarriage Doula". Call her today for more information! 

Breastfeeding Support 

Abby is well experienced in breastfeeding from caring for hundreds of women. This is something she can assist you in if you find yourself needing extra help. She is not an IBCLC, but she is pursuing education to become a CLC (certified lactation counselor). 

Home Birth 

Birth your baby at home with your midwife between 37-42 weeks! Your midwife will attend your labor and birth and bring all the equipment needed for a low risk birth at home.

Birth/Postpartum Doula

If you do not want to hire Abby as a midwife to attend your home birth, Abby offers a doula package for those that choose to birth inside the hospital with a doctor. This includes prenatal & postpartum visits as well as labor and birth support as a doula. Abby was trained as a DONA doula before entering the midwife field.

Lab work, Gender Testing, & Hormone Testing

Advanced hormone testing through dried urine analysis.  Contact Abby Kay Midwifery for kit options. The kit will be sent to your door for collection!

Abby has the capability to collect your labs and a gender lab (as early as 7 weeks!); more than just the typical OB panel, Abby seeks to understand the client's health in a more comprehensive way. She likes to check levels that are important, but that are rarely checked, so we can address the holistic person with supplements, etc.

The Care You Can Expect to Receive

Rights and Responsibilities of the Midwife:

  • Provide safe, competent, and evidence-based care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum periods

  • Disclosure of training, education, certification, and experience

  • Clean and professional appearance

  • Provide physician referral and prompt transfer, as indicated

  • Provide clear requirements for payment of fees and services

  • Provide information for filing a grievance

  • Engage the client in shared decision making and informed choice

  • Maintain transparency throughout client care

  • Acknowledge the right and responsibility of the client to make decisions regarding their care

  • Utilize sterile equipment, instruments, resuscitation measure and equipment, and therapies, as indicated

  • Maintain certifications and professional trainings

  • Participate in monthly peer reviews

  • Maintain HIPAA compliant practice in accordance with NARM recommendations

  • Provide the client with HIPAA Privacy and Security Disclosure (separate document)

  • May withdraw care if it seems appropriate or necessary

  • Document any refusal of care, treatment, procedure, therapy or testing

Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care before, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and childbirth who develop a trusting relationship with their clients, which results in confident, supported labor and birth.

The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwives Model of Care includes:

    • Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

    • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

    • Minimizing technological interventions

    • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

  • The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.