Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Midwifery Pregnancy Care
Early Pregnancy Care in Burlington, VT
At the beginning of your pregnancy, you will be screened by the nurse to see if an early ultrasound is indicated. If so, one will be scheduled.
Your first visit is held in a group setting with other newly pregnant women and is facilitated by a Certified Nurse-Midwife. We use this time to discuss pregnancy, safety concerns, nutrition, lab testing, and common discomforts of pregnancy.
Your next visit is held one-on-one with a nurse-midwife to discuss your personal health history and includes a physical exam.
After this point you may choose one of two prenatal care options.
With routine prenatal care, you will see a nurse-midwife for your prenatal visits. We answer your questions and educate you about what to expect at each stage of pregnancy. We then perform a quick physical exam and screen for pregnancy risks.
During these visits, we work with you to help you make informed, healthy decisions. We take the time to develop a relationship with you so that we can understand your individual needs and guide you on your journey into motherhood.
Though you may choose to see one midwife for most of your visits, we are a group practice and we each hope to meet you at some point in your pregnancy. This ensures you are familiar with anyone who might be present at your labor and birth.