At Deanna D. Midwifery, our goal is to provide women in the Richland, Kennewick, and the Pasco regions with complete and comprehensive health care. Often when people hear the term “midwife clinic”, they assume that the pregnancy care health center is limited in its scope to only providing prenatal and pregnancy care. At Deanna D. Midwifery, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course we take the utmost care in dealing with your pregnancy and baby, but what really sets us apart is our commitment to focus on the unique health needs of women young and old.

Our services range from prenatal nutrition, newborn infant care, physical examinations, family planning counseling, educational services, all the way to menopause care. Our goal is to fit the care and treatment we provide to your specialized needs. Our lead Certified Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Deanna DiUlio, has been recognized for her gentle and empathetic touch, coupled with her holistic expertise and industry knowledge. As part of our commitment to coming alongside our clients during this exciting and novel time in their lives, we like to offer some fun tips about pregnancy and what you can expect. Today’s post is a fun one (literally). Read on if you are ready to learn how to have fun while you are pregnant!

Get Busy!

Don’t get lackadaisical during your pregnancy! Fight the urge as best you can by starting any number of physical activities. The key is to get into a routine. Try getting a stationary bike that you can use in any kind of weather. You won’t have to worry about falling off of the bike either! Do some research and see if there are any prenatal yoga classes in your area. Water aerobics can be another energizing yet soothing activity for a pregnant mother. As is the case with any sort of physical activity, consult your midwife or physician before you go for it.

Dance

Your baby will probably love feeling the good vibrations of a great beat. Dancing is good for you, the mother as well. There are plenty of people out there telling you to play your baby Mozart or Chopin, but we say play the music you love! After all, this is the fun list.

Make A list

At the end of the day, you know yourself better than anyone else. You know your own likes and dislikes, and most importantly what you love to do to have fun. So make yourself a list of your favorite activities, and don’t forget to do some soul searching about some of your long-forgotten funtivities from yesteryear! Our list includes curling up next to the fireplace with Pride and Prejudice, shopping, taking a hike in nature, scrapbooking, and even reconnecting with old friends!

Sleep As Much As You Want To

There’s no doubt about it, this is the best thing you can do while you are pregnant. Naps, sleeping in, going to bed early, they are all amazing activities if you ask us. And the thing is, you need to get it while you can, because after your little tike is born, you are pretty much going to be stealing the odd hour or two whenever you can. The more sleep you can get, the more rested and peaceful you will be.

Pamper Yourself

This is a significant time of preparation in your life, and nothing will be the same after your delivery. Sometimes you might feel kind of “bleh” during your pregnancy, especially as the weight gain starts taking over. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t look incredible! You can wear specialized outfits that will complement your newfound curves. Maybe go a little nuts and get that new hair style you’ve been thinking about too, you deserve it!

Go On A Baby Moon!

We love this new tradition, or at least the new name (people have been doing it for a while). A Baby Moon is a couple’s last chance to have an intimate vacation before they become a family unit. You might have a little bit more financial bandwidth than you did a few years ago, so take advantage of the twilight of your freedom (sad but true) and go hang out on the beach with your lover for a few days!
We strive to be more than a prenatal care clinic, or even an alternative birthing center, at Deanna D. Midwifery. We view the role of a midwife to be be both educational and supportive. We want our clients to know that for the small and big issues, they are all important when it comes to you and your baby’s health. So if you are searching for a midwife and nurse practitioner’s clinic who truly understands what you are going through on an emotional and physical level, we ask you to consider Deanna D. Midwifery. We proudly serve the Tri-cities area with our holistic services.