Individual consultations are at the heart of MAIA services, providing complete step-by-step instruction and advice to prospective parents at any stage of the process. Each visit is tailored to your specific situation and addresses your unique needs. Consultations are geared towards helping you to get pregnant as swiftly and comfortably as possible, regardless of the means or method.
Fertility Enhancement Plan
Every consultation begins with a personal interview, so that I can understand who you are – your lifestyle, your family structure, how you work, how you play, and what you already do to nurture yourself. I will identify and address any issues that may be preventing you from reaching the full capacity of your fertile health, focusing on what makes you feel most vibrant and alive. Together we will create a fertility enhancement plan that takes all of these things into account. This holistic model invites you to bring your full self to the journey of becoming a parent, even before you have conceived.
Your body is as unique as you are. While there are certain ways we might expect your body to tell you when it is fertile, how those signs manifest is unique to you and may even change from month to month. What makes MAIA timing plans so successful is your central role in that process. I will teach you what to look for and how to interpret your own body’s signs of peak fertility – not just relying on statistical averages from standardized tests, but your body’s indicators that ovulation is occurring.
I understand the many aspects under consideration when creating your family with intention. Your choice of a sperm donor will also be unique to you. I can assist you in exploring the intricacies of working with a sperm bank, using a donor who is known to you, coparenting with your donor, working with a donor who lives far away from you, basic legal considerations, and how different donor choices might feel to you as time goes on. I also provide donor consultations, so that your donor of choice can benefit from their own fertility enhancement plan and get their questions answered by a donor conception expert. No matter what type of donor you choose, I will help you make sure you are getting the best quality sperm available to you.
Counseling is a significant element of the preconception care offered at MAIA. I can help you clarify your family vision, explore relationship concerns, create coparenting agreements, or decide whether to use a known donor or a sperm bank. I am also available to consult with your potential known donor or co-parent (and their partner) to answer some of the natural concerns that come up for those considering this role. MAIA helps families to manage the emotional roller coaster ride of insemination cycles and assists single parents in creating networks of support. I also help those who are in the exploration process to clarify whether or not they want to parent.
Once your care is underway, you can check in with the midwife via email at any time. This service allows you to ask questions, get feedback, and make sure you are keeping up with your self care routine.
Monthly Fertility Chart Reviews
Review of your monthly fertility charts is an integral part of your care at MAIA. As you track your body’s hormonal shifts throughout the cycle, a picture of your fertile health appears. I will assess your charts every month, providing you with insights based on what I see. The chart review process allows me to perfect your timing plan while observing how your fertility enhancement efforts are taking effect. This information not only helps you conceive quickly and easily, it also provides direct feedback and encouragement for all you are doing to support your fertile health. Chart review takes place via email.
Midwife Paging Service
While your 3 Month Fertility Care Package is in effect, I am available to you via pager for urgent insemination timing advice. Depending on which Fertility Care Package you choose, this service may incur an additional fee. Whether your fertile signs are not showing up as expected, or you simply want confirmation that it is time to go ahead and inseminate, I am here for you. Trying to conceive can be an emotional roller coaster ride, and mid-cycle decision making is one of the most nerve wracking parts of the process. Paging the midwife can ease this stress so you can move forward confidently and get down to the important business of baby-making.
Once you conceive, we will have a final visit to discuss how you can shift your self care efforts towards moving into a vibrant pregnancy. Having conceived with such intention, you will most likely be ready for your first prenatal visit well before routine obstetric or midwifery care begins. MAIA’s early pregnancy care provides continuity as you transition into the next phase – growing your baby!
If you have not yet conceived at the end of your three month course of care, simply choose the Renewal Package of your choice to continue care. We will meet again to review your case and discuss the need for any changes. Revision of your care plan may include recommendations for further medical tests or treatments, additional fertility support techniques, switching donors, or simply allowing time for the right cycle to come along.