Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health
Growing Families Naturally
Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health, Growing Families Naturally
Pregnancy is such a beautiful and exciting period in a woman’s life. At Mat-Su Midwifery and Family Health, we are proud to offer care for women in every stage as they grow their families, from prenatal to birth, postpartum and beyond. Our mission is to provide holistic care that strives for optimal health for both mother and child. Through educational classes, routine exams, and more, our midwives give expectant mothers the health care, support, and education they need to make the best choices for both themselves and their babies.
Keeping You & Baby Healthy & Happy
Prenatal & Centering Pregnancy
Our prenatal care includes lab services, ultrasound, nutritional education, educational classes, and more, to ensure you and your baby are as healthy as possible leading up to birth. We now offer CenteringPregnancy, prenatal care which combines individual examinations and check-ups as well as group sessions with a health provider and other women who are in similar stages of pregnancy. CenteringPregnancy allows you to connect with others and learn about pregnancy, birth, and caring for your newborn, so you feel prepared when the big day comes!
We offer women a wide range of birthing options, based on your unique needs and desires.
Our postpartum support includes education to answer your most pressing questions about your newborn and your personal care after birth.
Healthy Pregnancy Class
Next Class: August 7th, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Suitable for any client/couple of childbearing age seeking to optimize health.
This informative class (that includes dinner!) will teach you a holistic approach to optimize health in the childbearing years. We will talk about what to eat, how to move, and the importance of de-stressing. This class is full of helpful tips; pick your favorites and start improving your health today!
2nd Trimester Class
Come learn about the amazing ways your body is changing and how your baby is growing. Why is iron important in pregnancy? How can you find a comfortable sleeping position? How can you encourage your baby to be in a great position for birth? Find answers to these questions and more, plus learn some great exercises. Come in comfortable clothes, ready to move!
3rd Trimester Class
Next Class: August 4th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a comprehensive class designed to prepare you (as much as possible) for labor, birth, and your first week with your baby. We will review the physiological process of labor and birth, as well as discuss helpful coping techniques and ways to encourage your labor to be most effective. We will practice good positions for labor and birth, and how partners can support and take part in this amazing process. You will soon be the expert on your unique child, but we’ll give you some basic pointers to get started.
36 Week Workshop
Next Class: July 20, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
This is a fun way to review the required paperwork in preparation for labor and birth. We will discuss possible complications and how we would handle them, your preferences for labor (birth “plan”), and the choices you have for newborn care. Feel free to attend anytime between 30 and 38 weeks (preferably by 36 weeks).
We encourage all parents of children under 1 year old to attend our PP group. We will have a new topic every time, so come as many times as you like! There will be a chance to ask questions and share with other new parents. Topics include:
- Diaper rash
- Egg allergy
- Facial recognition
- Grasp reflex
- High temperature
- Kleenex (for the baby blues)Laughter
- Oils (essential oils for families)
- Postpartum recovery
- Quick meals
- Rocking chair
- Sneezes and sniffles
- Understanding hormones
- Weight gain
- Xylophones (and other first toys)
- Yogurt (and other good probiotics),
- Zebras and zoos (fun outings for baby)
Keep an eye out for which topic is coming up next!
Mat-Su Midwifery & Family Health
2650 E Broadview Ave
Wasilla, AK 99654
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
We have 24-hour on-call providers for both the midwifery and family practice.