A monitrice is a unique combination of a doula and a midwife. A monitrice provides all the same physical and emotional support of a doula but can also help monitor mother and baby while laboring at home.   A monitrice can monitor baby’s heart rate, monitor the mothers vitals and even check cervical dilation if requested.  You even have the option of laboring in a birth tub before going into the hospital.   The monitrice will accompany you to the hospital and continue to provide emotional and physical support as a doula.  This may be the perfect option for families who still wish to birth in a hospital but like the idea of extra support and laboring at home.   Please don't hesitate to call or text Courtney at 949-533-3036 or email courtney@ocmidwifery.com with any questions or schedule a consultation.