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Midwife 101, your online childbirth class series!

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Midwife101.com just remodeled their website. The content and look was great before but it is definitely more user friendly, and even more beautiful!

The series is run by Midwife Gelena Hinkley who teaches childbirth classes in South Florida and also has a homebirth practice and freestanding birthing center. She put her classes online so moms near and far could better prepare for a natural birth.
You have 3 experts, Gelena the Midwife, Sandra Lobaina the IBCLC and Midwife, and Elizabeth Seeley the Nutritionist providing you this wealth of knowledge.
I encourage you to take a look and empower yourself!

www.midwife101.com



Natural Childbirth Class series

Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways hosts a monthly childbirth class series for all expecting moms. The series is wonderful because it prepares moms on what to expect for a natural birth. Natural birth is becoming a lost art. Midwives, doulas, waterbirths, homebirths, and birth centers are foreign words to some women. This series helps bring back many of the arts of natural birth. Here is the description of everything that's covered and a link to the next class.

Our childbirth education classes are a 3 class series. We focus on natural childbirth and allowing your body to progress the way it is intended. As midwives we teach how the womans body is made for pregnancy and childbirth, rarely allowing for any complications when allowed to progress naturally. The course allows you to see birth as a rite of passage that should be embraced and welcomed, not a painful experience to fear. We believe it is incredibly important for women and their partners to be educated about the process of labor &…

Cloth Diapering Workshop

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Join Jessica Lopera for her free Cloth Diaper Workshop! She's the cloth diaper guru who owns Mother Earth Diaper Service. Jessica supports moms with a free educational workshop on cloth diapering at NBW!!!



Natural BirthWorks Doula Night

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We are so excited to have our Doula Night! This event is for our couples who are wanting a doula, even thinking about getting a doula, or want to know more about what a doula is! You'll get a chance to meet our wonderful doulas, ask some questions, and of course have some fun!

Did you ever wonder what the difference was between a doula and a midwife is? Or how exactly having a doula can help you achieve the birth you desire? Or maybe you were curious how a doula can help your partner help you. Come join us for an evening of information, relaxation, and fun. We will talk a little about doulas and what they do, play some Birth Trivia where you can win prizes while you learn more about the birth process. You will meet the doulas of Natural Birthworks and spend some one-on-one time "speed dating" them to learn a little about each of them. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is FREE. If you or your friends are pregnant and considering a doula, you won't want t…

Natural Childbirth Classes

Our childbirth classes are a 3 class series. We focus on natural childbirth and allowing your body to progress the way it is intended. As midwives we teach how the woman’s body is made for pregnancy and childbirth, rarely allowing for any complications when allowed to progress naturally. The course allows you to see birth as a rite of passage that should be embraced and welcomed, not a painful experience to fear. We believe it is incredibly important for women and their partners to be educated about the process of labor & birth so they can enter with confidence.

1st Class – Our first class focuses on the anatomy and physiology of labor and birth. This includes how women’s bodies are made and how they work throughout the labor process. The babies are not forgotten when we teach of labor and delivery, as they are working just as hard in there to succeed at this huge task! Coping mechanisms during contractions are also taught, including visualization techniques and breathing.

2nd Class…

Quiet birth of a VBAC Princess

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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…

P3's Pregnancy Community Blog: Relay Race Fundraiser for South FL Midwives

P3's Pregnancy Community Blog: Relay Race Fundraiser for South FL Midwives: 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 Mid...

Relay Race Fundraiser for South FL Midwives

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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 info@naturalbirthworks.c…

Babywearing

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What's all the hype about babywearing? It's the best way to carry your baby! I truly could not have survived 5 kids without it.
The key to success with it is learning how to do it correctly. There are so many carriers, techniques, rights and wrongs, do's and don't that it can get confusing and not so fun. It's best to learn from a trained babywearer so that even when your child is 4 (and mine is almost 5) you can still carry them away!
Natural BirthWorks is a great birth center and natural minded center that truly brings back the lost art of care. Their babywearing workshop taught by Zenmamalove  Martha Lerner is awesome! Here's the details for the next workshop:

Babywearing 101
March 19 10:am
contact info@naturalbirthworks.com to register


Homebirths and Emergencies

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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…