I often get families who choose not to do a homebirth because they're afraid that "something might happen". It's a valid fear however it shows the lack of understanding of what a Midwife is and what she does.
Midwives training is designed to know what the normal process of labor is, how it varies, and when are those variables actual red flags. We then have training to prepare us for the "what if's". It's why we have to carry oxygen, resuscitation equipment, IV supplies, antibiotics, suturing equipment, pitocin, and our homeopaths and herbs. We very much understand the natural process and like to prepare for quick changes.
We also are trained how to handle those quick changes in a comfortable, natural, calm setting with mom and family close by to understand what's happening and be involved in the choices that will need to be made.
It's sad to see a birth choice made, that wasn't the true birth choice, simply because a family didn't un…
I had the honor of attending a beautiful birth last night. I've attended many beautiful births and I likely will attend many more, but each one is unique in its own way.
This mom had sought me out at the very beginning of her pregnancy. She had a cesarean section with her first when she was quite young and many years later she found herself wanting the natural waterbirth at home.
When I met with her she was so quiet and timid that I truly didn't think I'd see her again. I was happily surprised when she called weeks later to schedule her initial visit.
I'm a bit passionate when it comes to those wanting a VBAC. I feel it's so amazing that they have chosen this path and I want to make sure they get to experience all the beauty it can be. So needless to say, I was happy about it.
When the time came for her labor, we had quite a few "practice" labor checks because, well truly because I couldn't tell how intense anything was because she was SO quiet and ti…
This is going to be a fun day for a good cause!! Join us for our Relay Race to raise money to help support a lobbyist for South Florida Midwives. Enjoy competition, exercise, or just clowining around with old school outdoor activities? Couples, families, teams can register to participate in this fun activity-filled race! From planks, push ups, diaper changes, potato sacks, and more! Make sure your partner can keep up because the winner will get a prize!! Even if your not apart of the race come watch the Midwives and families run around like crazy! Goodie bag for those who participate, food & drinks will be available for sale (all proceeds from food sales go to organization as well) We have some AMAZING prizes for our Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners!!! ALL proceeds go straight to our organization to help pay for the lobbyist to protect our law. April 22, 2017 11-3pm Participants in the race: $30 for couple and $45 for Business teams (up to 4) Email us to register firstname.lastname@example.org…