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My homebirth philosophy

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I truly trust the birth process and hope to affirm each woman's ability to birth in her own way. Women labor best in a place they feel safe, comfortable, free, and private, with attendants they know and trust. For many women, this is at home with a midwife. Read more -->

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Reasons TO Wearing Your Baby

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Heart brain connection

There are many wonderful reasons to wear your baby. One of the most profound is the heart-brain connection. It can be a firm foundation for the healthy development of the bodily senses, such as touch, movement and balance. Research has shown that the infant must have continued reinforcement of its own heart from the mother's heart. Read more -->

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Nutrition in Pregnancy

One of the fundamental differences between the care of a midwife and an obstetrician is the emphasis on good nutrition. How a woman eats in her pregnancy can effect her physical and emotional well-being as well as the growth of her baby, a healthy placenta, and healthy perineal tissues. With a healthy balanced diet and exercise, many of the complications that can cause a woman to be considered "high risk" can be avoided. Read more -->

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Calcium Rich Foods

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Calcium is an important part of a balanced prenatal diet. Keep in mind you need 1200mg/day! At about 36 weeks pregnancy, the baby's bones start to ossify. So if you have been free of low calcium symptoms and then they start at about this time, you probably need to up your calcium intake. Read more -->

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Did You Know?

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Here are some surprising facts about midwifery you might not know. Read more -->

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Midwife Model of Care

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Women in the United States are learning that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, healthy processes, not diseases. They are finding out that they and their families can benefit from the care of a midwife. Read more -->

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Homebirth: What's It All About

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It's About Your Baby

When babies are born, they are able to see, hear, taste,and smell. They are ready to be loved and nurtured. In your own home, your baby will be in your arms from the moment of birth. Surrounded by the family that love and care for him/her. Your baby will be handled with love and respect by your midwives.

It's About Love

Birth is about love. A woman who is supported by midwives in the privacy of her own home is able to form a deep bond with her baby, birth partner, and other family members. These bonds will last a lifetime. Read more -->

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Sneaky Ways to Get Protein

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Protein is crucial part of a balanced prenatal diet. If you have difficulty coming up with variety, here some great sources of protein: Read more -->

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Iron Rich Foods

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Iron is an important part of a balanced prenatal diet. Keep in mind if you are anemic, the therapeutic dose is somewhere between 40-110 mg/a day Read more -->

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What To Expect From a Midwife

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Respectful Treatment

  • Gentle, nurturing care that respects you, your family and your beliefs.
  • Respect for your informed decisions about medical test,recommendations and interventions
  • Willingness to support your birth plan,including any family members and friends you may want present at the birth
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