The initial consult is a time for you and I to get to know each other. You can ask any questions that are important to you in terms of feeling out whether I am a good fit for you as a midwife. This is a time to ask about my background, learn about my style, discuss any fears that you may have and assess how my presence would add to your birthing experience. Choosing a midwife can be hard! Take your time and choose wisely. I want for my clients to feel safe with my clinical skills as well as at home in my presence. Typically initial consults take about an hour. Plan for both partners to be present as it is equally as important for the non-birthing partner to feel at ease with the choice of a midwife as the birthing mother. Initial consults are free of charge.