Birth your baby safely, on your own terms, in the environment of your choice.

I provide individualized, holistic midwifery care for clients planning to birth at home or at the Aurora Birth Center. As a midwife, I focus on:

  • supporting parents through the physical, emotional and psychological transitions that the childbearing year can bring

  • providing parents with education, counseling, prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and plenty of postpartum support.

  • minimizing technological interventions and supporting the body's overall health

  • identifying and referring people who require higher-level care

Prenatal Care

  • 30-45 min appointments

  • Labwork

  • Physical Exams

  • Monitoring the baby's growth and health

  • Monitoring your physical and emotional health

  • Education about pregnancy, screenings, and birth options

  • Limited ultrasounds in-office. Referral for more thorough ultrasounds (as needed)

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Herbal supplement guidance

  • Phone availability 24/7

Birth

  • Homebirth or Birth Center options

  • Waterbirth option

  • Doppler (intermittent) monitoring of the baby's heartbeat

  • Careful monitoring of labor progress through internal exams (optional) and maternal vitals

  • Position recommendations and labor support measures

  • Perineal support and warm compresses (optional)

  • IV hydration (as needed)

  • Herbs and medications

  • Infant resuscitation (NRP) skills (as needed)

Postpartum

  • 30-60 min appointments

  • Breastfeeding/chestfeeding support

  • Metabolic (newborn) screening through Oregon State

  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) screening

  • Labwork

  • Education about recovery, exercise, sexual activity, contraception, and infant care

  • Well newborn care through 6-8 weeks

  • Postpartum mood disorder screening, support and referrals

  • Annual well-woman exams and well child care with Aurora Family Health Family Nurse Practitioners.

 Photo by Stephanie Ralls

Photo by Stephanie Ralls

 Photo by Stephanie Ralls

Photo by Stephanie Ralls

Investing in Your Physical & Emotional Health

 

For cash-pay clients, we charge a global fee of $5900 for home births (which includes your prenatal care, birth, and 6 weeks of postpartum and well-newborn care). This fee includes everything except labwork, ultrasound fees, and any medication costs. It also covers the costs of having two midwives available (myself and my partner Susie Corcoran, CNM, FNP).

We currently accept most insurances, and work with families to develop an individualized financial agreement based on their insurance plan. However, we do not currently accept OHP. Payment in full (according to your payment plan) is due by 36 weeks in your pregnancy (when we go on call for your birth).

Call our office at 503-678-6269 to find out how your insurance would cover care with us!

 
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Jessi Vining, CPM, LDM

Hi friends! I am passionate about providing safe spaces where families can express themselves as they go through one of the most transformative processes in the human experience (birth). My goal is to help you feel empowered to be an active participant in your unique childbearing experience so that you can approach birth with confidence and reassurance. To learn more about my background and experience click here.

 

Office located in South Salem at

21358 Highway 99E
Aurora, OR 97002

I currently work at Aurora Birth Center, serving Portland, Salem and surrounding areas.