A Monitrice is a licensed midwife who provides doula and medical services for a mother who wants to deliver at the hospital but labor at home as long as possible.  A monitrice can support the woman throughout pregnancy, during birth, postpartum, and with family life. During early labor, we meet with the mom in the comfort of their home and go with them to the hospital for the remainder of the labor and delivery. As a Monitrice we are trained to do vaginal examinations and monitor mom and baby vital signs while in the home setting. When we go to the hospital the medical professionals in that facility are then responsible for your medical care.