Welcome to Be Fruitful
Birth Care near Glenville, PA
A Few Things
"you knit me together in my mother’s womb."
Hi, I'm Hillary! Homebirth Midwife and founder of Be Fruitful, serving areas near Glenville, Glen Rock, Spring Grove, Hanover, Seven Valleys, New Freedom, Stewartstown, New Oxford, Gettysburg, Littlestown, York, and the surrounding areas.
My love of birth was sparked in 2006 and I have been growing and learning ever since. Having given birth to my own 5 babies and miscarrying 4 others, I have personally been through many different experiences that have left me hurt, awe-inspired, disappointed, rejuvenated, passionate, and surprised! I believe in physiological, trauma free, and safe birth. Birth works and it is beautiful!
Now accepting Midwifery clients with a due date of Fall 2023 and beyond!
Let me help you have the happiest and most satisfying birth imaginable! I am currently offering Midwifery care in the home setting, childbirth education, pregnancy support, postpartum support, and breastfeeding support. I am a Direct Entry Midwife, on the path to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. I have completed a full clinical apprenticeship with all of the educational requirements, I will sit for the exam soon. I am trained in physiological pregnancy and birth and birth emergencies. I will tailor your prenatal and birth needs to fit your unique situation for a unique experience! I only take a maximum of 4 clients each month, so please reach out to book your due date sooner than later.
What is Home Birth Midwifery Care?
Midwifery care is mother-led-in-home birth services through the childbearing years, including well woman care in the first year postpartum. You will receive personalized and complete prenatal care during your whole pregnancy. I will be with you at your land or water homebirth. Then you and your baby will be taken care of during the first 6 weeks postpartum.
ALL childbearing woman have the RIGHT to choose their care provider, their place of birth, they have the right to see their charts, files, and medical records, the right to refuse tests and procedures, and the right to voice questions, concerns, comments, and wishes regarding their care and privacy!
What does a prenatal appointment (typically*) look like?
assessing clinical findings such as weight, blood pressure, urine test, temperature, pulse.
listening to fetal heart beat, measuring fundal height, and palpating fetal lie
asking questions about general well being. Including emotional, physical, and social aspects.
answering any questions or concerns about pregnancy and birth
history taking and a brief physical exam upon intake
lab work when indicated
nutritional coaching and lifestyle consulting
education about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
*I believe all appointments should be client-led. I would love to work with you on your visit preferences!
contact me for your free consultation