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 -->

Baby Led Breastfeeding #2

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

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

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

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/

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 -->