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We have started this blog to keep our followers informed about new events in our community, up-to-date information regarding pregnancy and birth, and relevant articles and information that we come across. We serve much of South Florida, but with this blog we will be able to reach and inform so many more women. Please let other women know so they can receive the same knowledge! P3 Love!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Money shot

Being a midwife I always tend to crave photos, videos, anything that captures the most amazing moment in a woman's life. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a midwife or because I didn't get a lot of those "money" shots with my 5 kids. Either way when someone asks me if they think having a photographer at their birth is worth it, it's a yes every time.
I'll admit I even move out of the way and gesture to them to take the picture. I just know how much work labor and birth is, and when the woman looks back and is reminded of her strength it's truly priceless.
I remember one homebirth I was doing and there was no photographer but the husband trying to capture the moment. The baby was being born en caul (still in the sac) and I'm telling him "did you get that? did you get that pic of the bag?" It was the money shot. The shot that reminds you of the true amazement of life. Reminds you that we are so small compared to nature and the natural process.
I've been lucky, I always get the front seat of the show. I know how encouraging, amazing, and empowering it is for the woman to reflect on later so if your deciding if a photographer would be a good idea? I say "get the money shot".
Here's a few I love;

Friday, July 15, 2016

Normalizing Homebirths

Why home? Why not?
Homebirths with Licensed Midwives have statistically been shown to have better birth outcomes. Typically you will find the transfer rate low, and in turn lower c/section rates.
I'm sure you can google millions of articles but here's some great videos of what it actually looks like when birth is left to occur on its own. Surrounded by love and support, your birth can be beautiful.

more videos can be viewed here

Friday, December 4, 2015

Birth Center in Broward County!!

Natural BirthWorks will be the FIRST birth center in the Margate/Coral Springs area! Doors will be opening in early 2016 to 2 brand new birthing suites, an open community space, 1 prenatal and 1 lactation room, and a space for families to unite for support groups, meets ups and fun!

The newly renovated birthing cottage will be equipped with beautiful birthing tubs for the wonderful waterbirth experience. These midwives will be following the Midwifery Model of Care that shows outcomes to be extremely successful for the low-risk woman.

They are accepting clients due after March 2016, check out their website www.naturalbirthworks.com and call to schedule your free meet/greet today!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Birth Center in Coral Springs/Margate area to open early 2016!!

Natural BirthWorks needs your help, The Birthing Cottage needs some donations, love, and positive vibes to get through these humps and become THE birth center in the Coral Springs/Margate area!! We know you want a birth center in this area, we know there are birth centers lacking, we know you want a natural birth in a beautiful, safe, environment. DONATE TODAY!! The more birth centers the better!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lost art of Postpartum Care and how it's effecting our families

I couldn't love this article any more than I do! This is why Natural Birthworks​ is bringing back the ancient art of womanly care with belly binding, sacred steams, mayan massages and more support for the postpartum mom.
Women in the U.S. do not support, recognize or aren't given the necessary postpartum time they need and deserve. To me, offering help and support after birth is necessary to ensure a strong mother, and healthy family.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Homebirth safe? Why yes, yes they are

Homebirth is safe for low-risk women. This is something we've known all along. Makes sense right? Birth isn't an emergency even though, yes, emergencies can happen. I mean I can walk out my door and a car hits me, emergency! However, I'm not going to change the severity level of walking. When I walk it's low-risk, same with pregnancy and birth.

This article is a great read for those wanting to know their options and the true safety of them.

Monday, July 20, 2015

5 overused things in the NICU and when to pass on them

NICU is a scary place when your baby has to be there. Thank god we have help like that for children who need it, but are we over doing it when it comes to medications and tests? Here are 5 things you may want to pass on:

Ancient postpartum traditions, and why we did them


Love this and wished all women would remember the 6 week postpartum period is for them to rest for a REASON!! I was lucky that my mom, aunt, and cousins came to do some of these things but more on the greek tradition line wink emoticon “My great great grandmothers and their descendants lived up to the ripe old age of 90 and above, despite giving birth to over 10 children. They were free of the usualcomplaints of rheumatism, arthritis, backaches, joint pains etc., because they strictlyfollowed the traditional confinementpractices...so my mother said and I aminclined to believe that because some of thewomen I know from my generation onwards, have been riddled with chronic back, jointand pelvic ailments, from the time their kidswere still in preschool, on account of alackadaisical attitude and skepticism towardsancient norms and practices. Most of their current health issues can be traced back to the lack of proper care during the postpartum period, not realizing that the first six weeks after childbirth is a pivotal phase in a woman's life, as medical science agree that it takes minimum six weeks for a woman to recover mentally and physically.”

Monday, April 6, 2015

Catchin' Babies is Catchin' on!

Just had a great meeting with Gloria Camacho who is the woman behind the scenes for Catchin' Babies - You Tube Channel. It's such a pleasure to meet with others who are just as passionate about natural birth as you are. If you haven't checked out her series you should, it's great and so is she!
Catchin' Babies - You Tube Channel

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The trend to Homebirths, or the rebirth

I remember my first "catch" in Midwifery school was an ER doctor at the local hospital. I was so nervous, but she was awesome and I learned a lot listening to her story. http://jennifermargulis.net/blog/2014/09/why-doctors-nurses-and-other-medical-professionals-are-choosing-to-birth-at-home/