Choosing your birth location – A tip sheet

Choosing the place of birth for your baby – It is incredibly important that you understand where you fit best prior to choosing where to birth your baby. Take hospital and/or birth center tour, call and talk to L&D floor, get facts on home birth by talking to home birth midwives, other moms who have…

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Cesarean vs. VBAC: A dramatic Difference

I have been invited to share with you an intimate and challenging (and graphic) journey of a mother from an unexpected primary cesarean, physician decided repeat cesarean and a home water birth after those two cesareans. Before you watch it, take a deep breath and have an open mind. A box of tissues may be…

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Finding The Right Midwife For Your Home Birth

CHOOSING YOUR MIDWIFE: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS · What is your birth philosophy? · What is your training? Are you certified? If yes, with whom and why? If no, why not?· Are you licensed in the state of _____?· What is your scope of practice? · When would you find it necessary to go outside your scope…

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You can find the money to have the childbirth you desire!

I far too often hear women saying “My insurance doesn’t cover the location, provider, type of birth I REALLY want. Well it will be okay anyway, won’t it?.” Or “We just bought XXXXX and cannot afford to pay for care out of pocket.” I wonder what are you willing to do to have the childbirth…

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Childbirth Education – Think outside the big box location

So let’s chat about childbirth education. Of the reported 30% of expecting parents who attend childbirth classes the majority go to the hospital where the birth is planned instead of seeking out independent options. I want to challenge you to think about how strange that is. Does it make sense that the information presented will…

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Visuals that make one go…………….

Ah the joys of video and the web…. http://youtube.com/watch?v=roFVkDV45MM Question CPDhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=2dRF4RtdJdo 1 in 3http://youtube.com/watch?v=lfoR0fAUD34 Becky’s Birthhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=Am0aykTPL2M&feature=related My Unnecesareanhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=aQd0hPHWOlQ&feature=related My HBA2Chttp://youtube.com/watch?v=3lYAKu8k_T0&feature=related A Birth Storyhttp://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=2a4e81fbf0f66accb8afce HBA3C These are REAL women and families. This is a very real way our current birth climate takes a toll every minute, every hour, every day, every week, the ripple has become…

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Language, birth practices and political correctness.

These days political correctness seems to rule the world (at least the United States). We have become so easily offended that we often miss the truth and follow parcels of truth weighted down by vast untruth for someone else to gain from in some way, not for the health and safety of our bodies or…

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