Midwife Delk: Midwife, Certified Doula, Placenta Specialist, and Breastfeeding Counselor.
Pregnancy, Birth, Bereavement, and Postpartum Care
Pregnancy and birth are sacred events. From the moment of conception till you are holding your little one, the journey is one of incredible change and a time of much needed support. Physically, mentally, and emotionally it is of the utmost importance that you have to support you need. Every pregnancy is different and every parent has different needs during these times. Midwives and doulas are there to help you through the waves of pregnancy and to individualize your care. Support is not a "one size fits all" concept. Contact me, so together we can get you the support you need, when you need it.
About Christiana Delk
As a Midwife and doula in the Kulpmont area, I offer personalized prenatal, birthing, and postpartum support within a two hour radius of my home . My goal is to support the entire family mentally, physically, and emotionally through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. I strive to give you unbiased, evidence based information so you can make the best decisions for your body and your family. I support all births including hospital births, homebirths, and birth center births. To learn more about my services and to see if I am the birth worker for you, please get in touch.
♡Midwifery apprenticeship with Abigail Iovine of Cardinal Birth 2018-Present (Attending as Second Midwife/Advanced Assistant)
♡B.E.S.T Online Training 2022
♡Breech Without Boarders-2020
♡HiveCE FHT Assessment-2020
♡NILMDTS Affliate Trained-2020
♡Spinning Babies Shoulder Dystocia Trained-2020
♡NRP Training with Jennifer Nelson-2019
♡Breastfeeding USA Trained- 2019
♡Spetra Pump and Accessories Certification-2019
♡PAIL Advocates Training-2019
♡Cardinal Birth Assistant Course-2019
♡Cardinal Birth Certified Doula-2018
♡Cardinal Birth Placenta Training-2018
♡COE Aromatherapy Training-2018
♡CPR, AED, First Aid for Healthcare Professionals-2015
♡Penn State: Nursing Major- 2014-2016 (College level A&P, Microbiology, Nutrition, Phsychology, Human Development and Family Studies, and Sociology)
Midwife Delk's Services
As a birthworker, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my packages to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.
Birth Doula Services
After beginning our relationship with a consultation, either over the phone or in person, if you decided I am the doula for you we will schedule our prenatal meetings.
Prenatal Meetings: During our prenatal meetings we can go over any concerns you have pertaining to pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or newborn care and feeding. We can also cover topics like comfort measures for labor, birth planning, and self advocacy. I am available to you by text, email, or calling through your entire pregnancy. I go on call for you at 37 weeks till you deliver. We will go over when to call me for labor support.
Labor Support: I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional, mental, physical and informational support. I am usually called during active labor and as soon as you call me to come to you, I will be on my way. I will stay for a few hours after the birth to make sure you and baby are settled unless you are ready for family bonding time before that.
Postpartum Meeting: During our postpartum meeting we will go over how you are feeling, unpack any emotions you have from your birth, and I will be there to support and help you in anyway I can. I will make sure you and baby are doing well and if you need additional help in certain areas, I will get you a community outreach list specific to your area. If you feel you would want more postpartum meetings or my postpartum doula services, we can discuss it at this time.
Postpartum Doula Services
The postpartum period can be a time of change and challenge for the entire family. As a Doula, I can support the family by lending a helping hand where need be. I can prepare meals, play and support older siblings, allow mom to nap, do light housework, help with newborn care, and even take shifts overnight so the parents can get the rest they need. Postpartum Doula work is highly personalized to fit you and your families needs and we will work together to allow your transition into the postpartum period be as smooth as possible.
Belly Casting Services
Belly casting is when plaster is used to create a lasting cast of your pregnant belly. It is done in your location of choice and there are different packages to choose from.
Placenta Encapsulation and Art
I will come to the hospital, your home, or birth center to pick up your placenta after the birth. I will encapsulate it and deliver the pills to you at 3-4 days postpartum. During this time if you want placenta prints done and cord art they will be done and delivered with your encapsulated placenta.
When hello is also goodbye, there is so much for families to go through. So many decisions to be made. Let me be a helping hand and capture beautiful memories for your family during these difficult times.
Midwifery care can be life changing for families and I am happy to serve my community.
Client led care is the heart of my practice! You are the leader in your care and I am here to support you in any way that you feel you need support. Prenatals, birth, and postpartum appointments take place in the comfort of your own home.
I love client led care with a firey passion. Watching a person catch their own baby while their partner and older children are near by is the epitome of magical. I encourage all clients to take charge of their care and empower them to listen to their intuition. Hands on or hands off care? Just want someone there on standby? Want take take your own vitals, do your baby's height, weight, and newborn exam? Want someone to take all the vitals and do all the clinical aspects? Away from home and want a prenatal while you're in my area? I am here for ALL of it! Let's structure the care to fit the needs of you and your family!
The beauty of personalized, client lead, autonomous care is that we are a team and you're holding the reigns. We discuss your wants and needs when it comes to care and set up a plan to support your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum plans.
I cover full scope midwifery care, co-care with homebirth intentions, self-care, client led clinical care, and unassisted homebirth with an attendant.
Homebirth services include:
•Personalized, Family oriented, Prenatal Care
•FREE Childbirth Education
•24/7 On call services including nights, holidays, and weekends.
• Labor attendance by a qualified team consisting of a midwife and 1-2 assistants.
• 2-4 hours of immediate postpartum care including: complete newborn exam, postpartum care for birthing persons, emergency care, and community referrals.
•FREE use of a birth tub for water birth (with purchase of disposable products and midwifery fee paid by 36 weeks.)
• 3-4, in home, postpartum appointments that include breastfeeding support, newborn screenings, birth certificate paperwork, and check ups for both the postpartum person and baby!
Your birth is your journey, I am here to assist however you need me to!
Contact me to learn more about all of the services that I offer.
"To change the world, we must first change the way the babies are being born."