Families and evidence tell us that a maternity care home provides the best care. A place where care can start before the pregnancy and continue into the first year after birth. A place where education, community and connection are priority. Little Tree is such a place in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. In our care, you receive all aspects of traditional care with so much more.
We recognize that during pregnancy, women take time from their full lives to get care. We capitalize on this time to engage women and families in the work of developing self care practices, prepare for labor and birth, and empower self advocacy in preparation for the big work of parenting. We incorporate the wisdom that natural healing methods can offer during pregnancy, with evaluations and recommendations for supplements, herbs and holistic approaches to deal with common discomforts. Alongside this approach, we utilize Western medicine when necessary.
Your midwife will be Amy Wallace, a certified nurse midwife since 1995 with a strong track record of compassionate, connected care – with excellent clinical outcomes. Amy will challenge you to stretch and grow while being alongside you providing guidance and support when it gets difficult.
Amy has cultivated a great deal of wisdom along her path and has an abundance of admirable attributes. In true midwifery spirit she has an extraordinary ability to be “with women”, connecting with patients and their families, allowing them to feel safe and their concerns heard. – a midwifery student in Colorado
For your labor and birthing, we have established a relationship with Westside Women’s Care who attend births at Lutheran Medical Center. Lutheran has several traditional labor and birthing rooms as well as two low risk birth rooms to support women seeking natural, low intervention childbirth. With Westside, you have the option of a midwife or a physician providing care.
We are also familiar with many of the options available for labor and birthing in Metro Denver and will support and facilitate finding the best match for your needs.
While we recognize that some people would like to know their labor and birth providers prior to delivery, the reality with most practices in metro Denver is that you are part of a large group and may or may not know the provider caring for you at the time of labor and birth. In our experience, good providers connect with women and families in the birth space and it doesn’t feel so important that you saw them for a few brief appointments during the pregnancy. What is important, is that your provider’s approach to care matches what your birth wishes are. We help you sift through these details to find a right match. Read more about this here.
For people who want someone in the birth space who they know well and who knows them too, Amy does offer Doula services that you can add to your prenatal care. Exclusively for people in her pregnancy program, Amy offers private doula services. With this arrangement, Amy extends availability 24/7 from 37-42 weeks in the pregnancy. With this approach, you get to know each over the course of your pregnancy and then she will be that consistent presence through your prenatal, labor, birth and postnatal period. You can read more about our approach to Doula services here. The option of Amy being the sole person on call for you is only available to people enrolled in our pregnancy program.
Space for this exclusive service is limited, and often this service is booked several months in advance. The cost for private doula services with Amy is $1300. We do offer lower cost options through the Little Tree Doula Service of which Amy is a part. We also offer a sliding scale for those with financial need.
This includes all your prenatal care up to birth, a postnatal visit in the first two weeks (this visit is in the home for families within 30 minutes of the center), and a six week postnatal visit. Our care utilizes a mix of group and individual visits, capitalizing on the strengths of both models. We utilize technology to enhance our care with options for direct communication with your midwife via text/email/phone or video conference. We offer the option of televisits when appropriate.
We are in network with most major insurance companies.
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Are you happy with your present prenatal care provider but would like to enrich it with the holistic aspects of care we provide at Little Tree? With this care you will receive an initial private consultation to review your history, pregnancy course, nutrition and lifestyle and with that information we will provide individualized self care recommendations. You can then schedule individual or group visits to meet your needs. To enhance your care, you will have options for direct communication with your midwife via text/email/phone or video conference.
Once you have had your initial consultation with the supplemental package, you can schedule individual prenatal, problem or postpartum visits (at home if within 30 minutes from office) as needed.
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For other clients, we can develop an individualized payment plan. We can provide a receipt you can submit to insurance for out of network benefits.