Midwifery Care & Homebirth Service
Homebirth is a great option for women who want a natural birth and are experiencing a healthy pregnancy.
I offer 45 min office preconception, prenatal and postnatal visits, homebirth options such as waterbirth, herbal counseling and wellness/growth assessments for your newborn.
The Midwives Model of Care™ is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. I support the 'Midwives Model of Care' which is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The application of this client-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
I provide 45 minute prenatal visits on a regular schedule. This means you have extra time to talk about important topics with me regarding your life, health and wellness.
All appts include taking vitals, urine test, measuring for growth, checking your baby's position and fetal heart rate monitoring with a doppler or fetoscope.
Clients can give birth in the comfort of their own home, using various comfort measures such as waterbirth. I monitor vitals regularly during labor and I’m trained with birth emergency skills for out of hospital settings.
If risks arise, you can give birth at the hospital with an on-call physician. Clients are always able to call/text if they have any questions or need support. After discharge, postnatal services resume as normal.
Postnatal & Newborn
I believe that early postpartum care is important for the health and well being of families.
This includes 4-5 postnatal visits, to monitor vitals on mother and baby, newborn weight checks, help with infant feeding and postpartum recovery. For homebirth clients, I assist with the birth certificate and am able to do the newborn metabolic screening.
It's been one week since the most indescribable event has happened. I was gifted from God the ability to bring my son into this world at home, safely with my husband and family right next to me. I had the most amazing support through my husband who guided me the entire time. I love you, babe. What an amazing experience!
Thank you to my beautiful midwife for the best prenatal care. I literally would have not been able to do it without her reassurance and positivity these past 9 months!
To those who've said I would not be able to do this, this is for you. For those women who have been told you cannot birth your child naturally this is for you. For those who have had trauma to your body, you are still capable. Just as our bodies know how to grow babies, it also knows how to birth babies.
Empowering birth options.
Clients can give birth naturally in their own home, using various comfort measures such massage, freedom to move around, using the shower, tub or even have a waterbirth.
I monitor vitals regularly during labor and I’m trained with birth emergency skills for out of hospital settings.
Delayed cord clamping and honoring the golden hour are encouraged before the full newborn exam.
Family members are not restricted and can be as involved as much as you like.
My midwifery care fee may be paid in payments after a $500 non-refundable deposit (included in total midwifery fee), with the remaining due by 36 weeks pregnant. If paid all up front, I do offer a $500 discount. At this time I do not take insurance, but I will write up a superbill for those who wish to seek reimbursement.
What's included in midwifery care services?
45 min. Prenatal Appointments (every 4 weeks until 28 weeks, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery.) All appts include taking vitals, measuring for growth, checking baby's position and fetal heart rate monitoring with a doppler or fetoscope and plenty of time to talk about childbirth preparation, questions or concerns.
Home Delivery (includes Midwife + 1 Assistant)
In the event a client needs to transfer to the hospital, I will arrange transport with the chosen hospital and fax pertinent medical records. After delivery, the following postnatal services are still in effect as my client.
24-48 hour Home Postnatal Visit
Postnatal Office Visits & Newborn Growth Assessments
at 1 week, 2 week (3 week optional) and 6 week
Birth Certificate & Social Security Card Information
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Not Included: Birth Kit [$30], Labs and Ultrasound costs, birth tub and other contractors such as a labor doula or childbirth classes.
Hello, I'm Sarah Sorvillo
Certified Professional Midwife & Certified Herbalist
I am so excited to serve families in Iowa! For the past 15 years I've been working as a birth professional in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the last 3 years practicing as a Midwife. I started out as a Labor Doula right after my own homebirth and it's been my honor to serve hundreds of families in various birth settings.
In addition to being a Midwife, I absolutely love studying herbal medicine. It's a great addition for clients who like treating things as naturally as possible.
I currently work as an independent Midwife in Des Moines, Iowa and I will travel up to 90 min away.
My name is Ashley, we are clients here at Well Rounded Momma and my midwife was Sarah. Sarah was amazing. I came in when I was 24 weeks along. I had previously had an OB but then switched over to a midwife. Sarah made us feel so comfortable. She went through every step of the process over and over again because I always had a million questions. She never had a problem answering all my questions. She always made us feel so comfortable about what was going on. Even when I didn't think I could do it she pushed me through it and was super positive every step of the way. The night that Parker was born, my labor went from zero to 100 really fast... but we weren't stressed out, we weren't scared. She had us completely prepared, we knew everything to do, we had all the supplies that we needed and she got there just in time and it was amazing. It was everything I wanted. I wanted to delay cord clamp and I got it. I wanted her straight on my chest and I got it. I didn't want the ointment they put on her eyes, certain shots or medicine... Sarah was very supportive every step of the way and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
5 stars plus a MILLION more to our midwife Sarah Sorvillo! She is an amazing midwife who went ABOVE and BEYOND our expectations. Every prenatal visit she spent as much time as we needed going over questions and checking to make sure everything was going well with our baby girl. Sarah took the time to explain to us all the financial parts, any testing that was available to us for the baby and she even paid us a house visit at 35 weeks to check on me and make sure I wasn't going into labor early! Her knowledge of herbs and supplements to help support the body during pregnancy is incredible! We planned to have a home delivery with our 4th child but our little girl had other plans and did not want to come out! Sarah helped us transfer to a hospital and was by our side during the delivery. She still did our follow ups after the baby was born and she will continue to handle our baby's milestone checkups until she is 2 years old!
She is such a loving person who truly takes care of her clients.
Sarah was my midwife and I could not have had the birth I wanted without her love and support. Living away from all family and most friends, I wasn't sure if I would have the support I would need to do a home birth but found WRM and met Sarah at an open house.
I instantly connected with her and felt at home with her around. During labor, she kept me motivated and made me feel safe and loved so that I could birth my baby boy, unmedicated and at home.
Not only was she amazing to work with, but will forever be a part of my life.
Book An Appointment
Free consultations available by phone or in-person at my office. All midwifery care appointments are done at the office.
To book an appointment or consultation, please fill out the contact form below and I will contact you within 1-2 business days. Or, if you just want to chat over the phone, you can call me Mon-Fri 10am-6pm at:
My Office Is Located Inside:
Birthwell Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic
13375 University Avenue, Suite 103
Clive, Iowa 50325
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