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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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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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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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