Our Services

At Beautiful Signs Midwifery we offer a variety of maternity care options, including home birth services, prenatal and postpartum support, and comprehensive well-woman education.

Home Birth Services

We provide complete and supportive care for your home birth experience, including all prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. Contact us to schedule consultation ($35 fee / in person) or free virtual visit.

  • Compassionate and holistic care throughout your entire pregnancy, birth, and up to six weeks postpartum.
  • Hour-long personalized prenatal and postpartum appointments. 
  • Prenatal Care: Assessment of vital signs and monitoring of baby’s growth. Preparation for the arrival of your baby, and prenatal education tailored to your needs.

    every month until 28 weeks
    every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
    every week until the birth.

  • Birth Care: 24/7 on call care from 37 until 42 weeks. Birth check- in for early labor. Midwife attends throughout active labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. A second midwife assistant. 

  • Postpartum Care: Holistic care immediate postpartum period, complete newborn examinations, emergency skills if necessary, lactation support, newborn care recommendations, birth registry documentation, 6 weeks of continuous postpartum phone support, with at least 3 home visits in the first week after birth. 

  • Midwife consultations for any questions or concerns that may arise.

    Full home birth package $7000

  • Includes prenatal care, labor and birth services, and postpartum care.
  • Home birth fee does not include your birth kit, lab work or ultrasounds, or a birth tub rental for water birth.
  • An initial $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required to register for care. The full home birth fee is due on or before 36 weeks of pregnancy. 
  • EMAIL us to inquire about availability and to request a contract.
  • Use the following link to pay for services CLICK HERE

 

   Birth Doula package $2500

  • Our doula services offer professional and spiritual pregnancy companionship whose goal is to help families have a safe, healthy and positive labor experience.
  • Includes 2 prenatal care consults, labor support and 2 postpartum support visits.
  • An initial $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to register for care.
  • EMAIL, Umm Aminah to schedule a consultation, Click Here
  • Use the following link to pay for services CLICK HERE

Beautiful Signs Midwifery serves Alameda*, Contra Costa*, Marin and San Francisco Counties. For Alameda county approximately within a 20 minute radius of the Oakland/Berkeley boarder and Contra Costa county east of San Pablo Dam Rd. Other counties are on a case by case basis. Email us to inquire about our sliding scale fee for low-resource families. [email protected]

Info on cost and insurance coverage  

In the U.S., the cost for home birth services ranges widely depending on where in the country you live.  Depending on your insurance provider and plan, all, part, or none of the fee may be covered and reimbursed.  Some insurances do cover home birth, such as PPO’s. However, some insurances do not cover home birth such as HMO’s, Kaiser, and Medicaid (in some states). To learn more about PPO’s visit https://www.ehealthinsurance.com/health-plans/ppo.

It is important to contact your insurance provider to get clear indication of their coverage options.  The billing services we can provide will work with families to support your process and help you get appropriate reimbursement. 

It is recommended that you go through the process of verifying your potential insurance benefit coverage. You can do that with Cohosh Billing for $45 CLICK HERE to apply.

 

 

Halima was a wonderful midwife to work with; she was comforting and knowledgeable and contributed to our first birthing experience being better than we could have ever imagined.

Nusaibah and Ajani

Maternal Wellness Support

Our maternal wellness team is dedicated to improving the lives of women by providing various healing modalities and education. We offer a range of complementary-care services to emotionally and physically support women and families during their reproductive journey — no matter what unexpected outcomes occur. Our wellness team offers; home birth with Midwife Halima Nalo Afi,  Hijama/Dry or Wet cupping with Umm Aminah, Ayurvedic Consultation with Sister Hanah Lewis, and Childbirth Education classes with Ustadha Nethal Abdul-Mumin. Email us to inquire about our sliding scale fee for low-resource families. [email protected]

Lactation Consultations – $35 (per 40 minutes).

We offer lactation (breastfeeding) virtual consultations. Midwife Halima Afi is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) – CLCs are professionals in lactation counseling who have demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding, who have questions, or problems during the course of lactation.

We are committed to each family’s material, physical, and emotional needs and wishes during their birth passage. Our fees are accessible to all family. Use the following link to pay for services CLICK HERE

View our recommendations for DoTERRA products that support reproductive health and flourishing families lifestyle. A portion of each purchase supports local growers in Somaliland, Africa. my.doterra.com/beautifulsigns/ 

Why “Beautiful Signs?”

Women need more than ever to look after their physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental,
occupational and spiritual wellness. In this day and age, we are more than ever disconnected from nature, mindfulness and self-care. We are inundated with many distractions, taking care of family members, social media, and the entertainment industry. Overall wellness (Afiyah in Arabic) is used to be at the center of indigenous societies with many healers, eating from local farms, time-honored traditions in every stage of life. At Beautiful Signs midwifery, we want to bring back these holistic traditions of well-woman care with our healers, grandmothers and intentional communities who listen and look for the beauty in everything.

Postpartum Birth Justice

 

We advocate for postpartum justice for black mothers and families by being Nourish Ambassadors and Frontline Doula. Frontline Doulas is a perinatal health program providing black families with black doulas. We as a community need to face the urgent advocacy needs and understand the realities of the disparities. Five things to know about the status of Black women’s health. 

1) Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die during childbirth or suffer from pregnancy-related complications than white women.

2) Black women are over-represented in service sector jobs (including frontline healthcare workers) most exposed to COVID-19 infections. 

3) Black women are more likely to die from heart disease and breast disease and breast cancer than any other group of women or men in the US.

4) Only 87% of Black women have access to health insurance, in comparison to 91% of the total population.

5) Black women experience “weathering” i.e. their bodies age faster than white women’s due to chronic stress linked to social determinants of health. 

Support Black Birthing Justice Advocacy groups:

The African American Policy Forum https://www.aapf.org/

Black Women Birthing Justice https://www.blackwomenbirthingjustice.com/

The National Association to Advance Black Birth https://thenaabb.org/

Black Midwives Alliance https://blackmidwivesalliance.org/

Sister Song Black Mamas Matter Alliance https://blackmamasmatter.org/

Sister Song https://www.sistersong.net/ 

National Birth Equity Collaborative https://birthequity.org/ 

What is a “doula”?  

Doulas provide emotional, physical, and educational support to mothers during labor and childbirth. Their purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.  Also described as a non-medical labor support companion, doulas wonderfully complement, but do not replace, the critical roles of husband/partners and midwives.