Carrboro Midwifery is a small homebirth practice located in Carrboro, NC and owned by Deb Fiore CNM. Deb is a midwife with over seventeen years experience. She has worked in a variety of midwifery settings throughout her career including high risk tertiary care in the hospital, staff midwifery at a free standing birth center and has attended homebirths. Deb has attended over 1200 births with over 100 of those being at home. In her own words, she has "pretty much seen and done it all". When asked why she chooses to attend women in the home setting, her answer is "women who desire a non-medicated labor and birth will instinctively do so most efficiently when in familiar surroundings where they feel comforted, loved, supported and where they feel SAFE. For most women, this is in their own home. As a midwife, I am then able to do what I do best - watch attentively, intervene when necessary and sit on my hands when not!!"
At Carrboro Midwifery we are happy to support the use of hydrotherapy for labor and birth. Deb labored with her second baby in the water and had a waterbirth with her third baby. She has been attending waterbirth since 1999. Waterbirth has many benefits for both mother and baby including pain relief and a gentler transition for baby. Most of our clients will choose to use water at some point during their labor with over half choosing to birth in water. We do not charge a rental fee for the use of our pools.
We are also proponents of placenta encapsulation as well as lotus birth. Please visit our FB page https://www.facebook.com/carrboromidwifery/ to learn more about these options and the benefits that honoring and preserving the placenta can have for both mother and baby. We work with Betsy Huljev www.betsyhuljev.com who will prepare your placenta in your home so it never leaves its "nest".
*photo courtesy of Deb's iphone - Manhattan skyline at sunset
We are a small practice only accepting 1-3 clients per month. We service primarily the Greater Triangle and Piedmont regions. We have kept the practice small so we can offer all visits and birth in the comfort of your own home. All visits are attended by Deb and birth is attended by Deb and one of her birth assistants. Our global fee is $5000 and that includes all the prenatal, postpartum and newborn visits as well as the birth, the birth pool for labor/birth, and birth kit.
Additional costs include labs and ultrasounds (although these costs are typically billed directly to insurance) and a $500 birth assistant fee. We are not in-network with any insurance companies but are happy to assist you with insurance reimbursement and will supply you with a "superbill" for reimbursement purposes. We accept cash, personal checks, credit cards and HSA cards for payment. Call or email us to schedule a free consultation in your home! Please also visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/carrboromidwifery as we have many posts that are pertinent to the care we provide at CM as well as an introduction to Deb and her birth assistants.
*photo courtesy of Deb's iPad - thatched cottage on outskirts of Dublin, IE