Midwife-led Continuity of Care

This study did not include homebirths though it did focus on the model of care that almost every homebirth midwife follows–continuity of care. The benefits are clear: less pain medications, more spontaneous vaginal deliveries (meaning fewer births assisted by forceps or vacuum), less...
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Safe Cesarean Prevention

My introduction to midwifery began, first, with my own natural deliveries with midwives, and then with my enthusiastic immersion into all things birth. During my second pregnancy I was asked to speak to a group that, at the time, was called Cesarean Prevention Movement (CPM), and which has evolved...
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2012 Stats

Happy New Year! 2012 was full of joyous births, healthy babies and happy mamas. I don’t consider myself a numbers person. Math and I don’t get along. I’m embarrassed to admit I sometimes have to count on my fingers. However, I do find numerology fascinating. I don’t believe...
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Welcome 2012 & Stats for 2011

My first baby of the year was born this past weekend. She was due to deliver in December but baby decided on a January birthday. That’s okay because I had quite a busy December! In 2011 I attended 96 births: 63 were my clients, and I assisted with 33 other births. Of my 63 mamas: 13 were...
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Where Everyone Agrees About Birth

We Americans have a tendency to want to polarize our thinking.  You’re either for this or against that. The good news is that 68 national and international experts on maternity care found common ground on a great number of issues. Participants included: Home Birth Consumers and Potential...
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