NOW BIRTHING FAMILIES HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE

Our Nurse-Midwifery practice offers home births within an hour out of Baltimore!

Services include:

  • Prenatal care

  • Intrapartum care

  • Postpartum care

  • Routine Gyn and Well Woman care

  • Contraceptive Management​

    • ​Nexplanon insertion

    • ​IUD insertion/removal

    • Diaphragm fitting

To find out if this practice is right for you,

please click here to contact us!

Learn more about our practice and meet the midwife at our FREE Information Sessions!

Interested in a home birth in the Baltimore area? Have questions? Come to our free information sessions held every 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Please RSVP on our Facebook page or send an email to let us know you're coming and to get directions. Our office is located in Baltimore, MD 21215, off Park Heights Ave. 

Can't make it? Contact us to schedule a convenient time for a consultation!  

Bayla Berkowitz, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife

We are thrilled to offer professional Nurse-Midwifery services using an individualized approach catered to your needs. We understand this is rarely available and want to maintain a sustainable practice in order to continue offering high quality care as a solo provider.

In order to make our services available to as many people as possible, we have become an in-network provider with CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Amerigroup.  As we are currently the only in-network homebirth provider and CNM offering hospital births in the Baltimore area, we utilize a Concierge Model of Care. This allows you to use your insurance coverage and allows us to continue offering high-quality care while keeping our patient volume low to enable long visits, 24- hour availability, and more. 

Our Birth Package Includes:

  • All Prenatal Care - usually 8-12 visits, including one home visit at 36 weeks for homebirth clients

  • Prenatal Visits are 30-60 minutes long on average to ensure all your questions are answered. We offer flexible appointment times, including evenings, so they fit into your schedule. When you arrive for your scheduled visit time you rarely have to wait.

  • We draw your blood in our office so you don't need to go to a lab

  • Referrals for ultrasounds and genetic testing as desired

  • Attendance during labor and birth

  • Birth pool if desired

  • Initial Newborn assessment at birth

  • 3-5 postpartum visits, including 2 in your home: at 24-48 hours and 1 week postpartum. An optional 3-4 week visit and a standard 6 week visit are included. Occasionally a family will request an additional visit if they have concerns.

  • Regular availability from 9am-9pm on a non-emergent basis for questions and concerns

  • 24 hour availability for emergent issues and labor

  • Availability by cell phone, text, and email

  • No additional fee for the birth assistant

Other Services:

  • Well Woman Gynecological care

  • Contraception management, including:

  • IUD placement

  • IUD checks and removal 

  • Nexplanon placement and removal 

  • Diaphragm fittings 

  • Other contraception prescriptions and management 

  • Pre-conception counseling

  • Other related services

OUR SERVICES

 
 

CONTACT

A BETTER BIRTH MIDWIFERY

Phone - 443.4BIRTH6 (424.7846)

Fax - 443.817.0491

abetterbirthmidwifery@gmail.com

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