Birth Story and Student Midwife

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My current student, wrote this birth story that I wanted to share. I have often thought about writing a book filled with birth stories. Everyone enjoys reading or hearing birth stories so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.......

"Pot Holes and A Pretty Baby" Read more -->

The "Natural Cesarean"

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Please watch and enjoy this awesome video of a cesarean birth in the UK. In this video, you will see an approach that includes parental involvement and early skin-to-skin contact.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5RIcaK98Yg

You can read more about the midwife, Jenny Smith, at http://www.jentlechildbirth.org.uk/

New baby video

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Check out this new video I made of some of the sweet babies I've helped be born into the world!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3hn4GLlNAA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Baby Led Breastfeeding #1

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Practices at Family Centered Midwifery during delivery and in the immediate postpartum period are structured to give you and your baby the important elements needed for establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship. These include: Read more -->

  • Immediate skin-to-skin contact
  • No separation of mom and baby
  • No invasive procedures during first hour including cutting of the umbilical cord
  • Assistance with "baby led" latch in the first hour

Baby Led Breastfeeding #2

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And another video showing tips to facilitate a biological nurturing latch.

The Safety of Homebirth

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Most families that choose to birth out of the hospital have done their research. They know that birthing at home or in a birth center with a trained midwife is a very safe option with lower rates of interventions and high patient satisfaction but now you no longer have to search and search for studies regarding homebirth which are often buried by cultural anecdotes and message boards. Read more -->

Co-sleeping With Your Baby

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Co-sleeping with Your Baby Read more -->

Special Thanks to My Clients and Austin Midwives

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I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to the many amazing families I have helped this summer and fall! I feel so blessed to have helped so many wonderful women and greatly enjoyed witnessing their family grow by adding another beautiful little human being. Read more -->

Babies Born at home this Summer and Fall 2012

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Baby Boy Bolden H. Born 5/30/2012 at 5:53 am weighing 7lb.14oz.
Homebirth in Round Rock Texas to proud parents Emily and Bolden

Baby Girl Cecilia A. Born 6/21/2012 at 9:49am weighing 8lb. 6oz.
Homebirth in Dripping Springs Texas to proud parents Kerry and JP

Baby Girl Claire B. Born 6/30/2012 at 6:04pm weighing 7lb.10oz.
Homebirth in San Marcos Texas to proud parents Kathryn and Andy

Baby Boy Eli G. Born 7/22/2012 at 6:20pm weighing 8lb.7oz.
Homebirth in Fredericksburg Texas to proud parents Zita and Brian

Baby Boy Anthony F. Born 8/7/2012 at 10:25pm weighing 7lb.0oz. Read more -->

Zika Virus in Pregnancy

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Zika Virus and its potential effect on pregnancy and the unborn baby have erupted in the news. Many parents are now concerned that their baby will be harmed if the mother becomes infected or if the father is infected as it can live in the sperm for up to 60 days studies have shown.
The concerns for the presumed exposure , infection in pregnancy, and neonatal microcephaly has led some countries in central and south America to issue travel and pregnancy warnings. These concerns now exist in southern Florida as well.

WHAT WE KNOW; Read more -->