The long path from preschool to midwifery…

The long path from preschool to midwifery. There and back again. As a young girl I could not get enough of playing with small children. They delighted me like nothing else. I would go down to the neighbor’s house to help with her new baby. I started babysitting at age 13 for 4 kids from…
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HBAC Transfer Handled with Care

As soon as I found out I was expecting baby number two, I knew I wanted to have a home VBAC with Connie.  My first child was breech and was delivered by cesarean, but I was fortunate to have received Connie’s care before and after the C-section.  Connie genuinely cares for people, and her knowledge,…
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“There are no risks with epidurals” NOT!

“There are no risks with epidurals” NOT! Believe it or not, I actually heard these words come out of the mouth of an anesthesiologist in a hospital setting. This was his reply when the laboring woman asked him if there were any risks of this procedure.  He blatantly replied: “There are no risks with epidurals!” My…
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What is Nurse-Midwifery Care?

Midwives have been practicing since women began to birth babies. They are mentioned in many historical writings including the Bible: “Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. As she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, ‘don’t be afraid..”  Genesis 35:17 NIV Midwifery in ancient times was very different to…
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How will my midwife help me during labor?

Your midwife has many years of experience supporting and assisting women to birth their babies in a safe, satisfying, and empowering experience. She will help you with prenatal education, one-on-one labor support, and the use of many tools and comfort measures to decrease your apprehension, fears and discomforts in labor. These tools may include the…
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Where should I have my baby?

Making a decision about where to birth your baby is a huge one! There are so many things to consider and your decision will require a commitment from you to inform and educate yourself as well as your family and friends. Since medicated hospital birth is considered mainstream, your choice to birth in another location will…
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