A monitrice is a birth attendant with specific training in maternal/fetal assessment and clinical skills related to childbirth. These skills include prenatal education, labor support, monitoring fetal heart tones, assessing cervical dilation and maternal vital signs, newborn care, and breastfeeding help. A monitrice can help mothers safely labor at home until active labor is established and provide comfort measures in the hospital.
- 6 childbirth preparedness meetings
- labor and birth support
- 2 postpartum visits
- 24/7 access for questions or concerns