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McMaster University led study shows home births as safe as hospital ones

By |2019-08-13T13:24:28+00:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Home Birth, midwifery, natural birth, Uncategorized|

McMaster University led study shows home births as safe as hospital ones. The study examined the safety of place of birth by reporting on the risk of death at the time of birth or within the first four weeks and found no difference between home and hospital groups. A large international [...]

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Home Birth

By |2019-07-31T20:51:10+00:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Home Birth|

What is a midwife?Midwives are well-suited to care for healthy women who expect to have a normal birth. They provide prenatal care, care during labor and birth, and care after the birth. We give priority to providing good information to you, involving you in decision-making, and providing flexible and responsive care. We [...]

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Should You Use a Midwife?

By |2019-06-10T18:21:09+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: midwifery|

Many women are finding that a midwife can offer a more intimate and nurturing birth experience. Myths About Midwives When Joanie Holmes, of Hooper, Utah, became pregnant, she started seeing an ob-gyn who'd been recommended by a friend. "But after two appointments, I switched to a midwife whom my mom had suggested," she says. "To my doctor, I was 'just another [...]

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Midwife vs Doctor a Natural Birth or Home Birth

By |2019-06-10T18:13:33+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Birth center, midwifery, natural birth, natural childbirth|

The two blue lines on a pregnancy test are the opening gates for a lifetime of decision making. But even before feeding, sleeping, schooling, and so on, there’s a more urgent choice to make: Who is going to care for mother and baby up to and during childbirth? Anyone who has watched a season or two [...]

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What Is a Midwife?

By |2019-06-10T18:31:27+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: midwifery|

What Is a Midwife? A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. In South Carolina, CPM and Licensed Midwives may deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, and only CNM can deliver babies in a hospital in which they have a physician that [...]

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Why You Should Consider Water Birth

By |2019-01-16T15:11:48+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: waterbirth|Tags: , |

The Opposing Views on Water birth Sometime when the concept of water birth is presented, people have a tendency to have polar opposite responses. They may envision it to be revolting, swimming in a pool of body secretions or unwinding like being in a health spa. They may envision it to be completely natural (because of [...]

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The importance of collaborative care in midwifery and out of hospital birth.

By |2018-12-18T21:22:37+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: midwifery, natural birth, natural childbirth|

Most women who seek the care of a midwife are experiencing healthy, low risk pregnancies.  A midwife’s scope of practice includes caring for healthy women in healthy pregnancies. I have often heard midwives referred to as “guardians of the normal”  meaning that midwives work very hard to help their mothers experience healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies. A very [...]

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Care Provider

By |2019-04-08T16:40:25+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: natural birth, natural childbirth|

Have you decided how to have your baby? The choice is yours! First, you should learn as much as you can about all your choices. There are many different ways of caring for a mother and her baby during labor and birth. Birthing care that is better and healthier for mothers and babies is called “mother-friendly.” [...]

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Top Five Reasons to Breastfeed

By |2018-09-26T18:34:16+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Breast Feeding|Tags: , , , , |

Breastfeeding is the most natural, and usually the easiest, way to feed your baby. Most moms have no issues with milk supply, and with adequate family and community support, can have a beautiful breastfeeding relationship that lasts as long as she and baby desire. Experienced breastfeeding moms were polled as to their reasons for choosing to [...]

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Prodromal Labor and Unmet Expectations

By |2019-04-08T14:16:20+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Prodromal Labor|

Prodromal Labor and Unmet Expectations Labors of Love Midwifery 1622 East North Street, Suite #8A Greenville, SC 29607 864-285-0574Prodromal Labor and Unmet Expectations By definition, the word prodromal means “The symptoms one experiences before the onset of the actual condition.” In pregnancy, prodromal labor will include symptoms of labor (ex: mild to strong contractions) [...]