My name is Kris Harper. I am a home birth midwife. My job is to evaluate you at your prenatal visits to ensure you are staying low risk and will have a successful home birth. I am a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives and a National Registry certified EMT. I provide prenatal care, homebirth and postpartum care to my midwifery clients who desire to have a home birth. With my prenatal package, all testing and laboratory work can be done through me and office visits in my Olive Branch office will be on a standard maternity basis until 37 weeks, then I come to you for home visits. The total maternity package is $3500 with a cash discount of $500.
For those wishing to have a hospital birth and cannot afford a physician and who would otherwise be without prenatal care; I provide transitional care for $10 a visit. You keep a record of your appointments so that when it is time for you to go to the hospital, you can prove you had some prenatal care. If you wish me to stay with you as your doula in the hospital, then that needs to be a separate agreement or if you decide to have a home birth, that too is a separate agreement.
I also provide doula care for those clients who have a doctor and hospital and wish to have support during their pregnancy and labor. A doula only provides physical, emotional and educational support--a doula does not perform clinical tasks like vaginal exams or listening for fetal heart tones. A doula helps the laboring couple from get through their labor without undue intrusion, supporting their decisions on how they want to birth their baby and helping the mother physically and emotionally during her labor and postpartum time. After a free consultation, if you decide you want to hire me, a $150 non-refundable reservation fee and the signed contract is requested. When I receive those things, I place your name on my calendar and will not accept other clients near your due date. We then set up a prenatal appointment in your home, and if I have not met your physician, I request attending a prenatal appointment with you. I help you formulate your birth plan and am on call for you 24/7 after 38 weeks. Call when you are in labor and I can come help you in the home or hospital. After the birth I visit you at home to ensure that all is going well and to get any questions answered.