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Spotlight: Atrium’s Natural Beginnings Birth Center Interview

Shared below is an interview I recently had the pleasure of doing with our local birth center! Natural Beginnings is just outside of Cincinnati, and have a great record of supporting natural birth. I am so excited to give all of my blog readers more specifics about what they offer. Interview: Describe what Atrium Natural… Continue reading Spotlight: Atrium’s Natural Beginnings Birth Center Interview

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Comparison of Cincinnati Hospitals C-Section Rates and Reputations

I have been curious for a while about my cities c-section, and episiotomy rates for our individual hospitals. Up until the writing of this blog, I have just had the general statistic of Cincinnati hospitals having a 30% cesarean section rate and then each hospitals reputation. Their reputations would come to me through other birth… Continue reading Comparison of Cincinnati Hospitals C-Section Rates and Reputations

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20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019

I know that there must be a lot of pregnant people out there who have been working to take care of others during this holiday season. Now I want to take care of you! Any clients who are due in January or February of 2019 will get 20% off of My Placenta encapsulation services, just… Continue reading 20% off Placenta Encapsulation services for due dates in January and February 2019

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Coming soon… Comparison of Cincinnati hospitals C-section rates

Thank you for your patience as I work to find information about each of Cincinnatis hospitals c-secton, episiotomy rates and more. I believe in informed choice and am excited to offer Cincinnati's pregnant population concrete information so they can choose for themselves which hospital is best for them. Stand by and keep a look out… Continue reading Coming soon… Comparison of Cincinnati hospitals C-section rates

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What I really needed for my new baby, myself and my family after birth

If your anything like me then, you may be anxious about the possibility of forgetting something that you should have for after your baby is born. Let me tell you, people WILL be running out to get things that you didn't think of and, that's okay. Just remind yourself that the stores will still be… Continue reading What I really needed for my new baby, myself and my family after birth

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Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card”

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card” February 21, 2018 Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a U.S.-wide “report card” that ranks each of the 50 states on the quality of their maternity care. The first-of-its-kind study found… Continue reading Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state “report card”

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Creating your birth space

You probably know that you want to have a calming and relaxed environment for your birth. This is because your cervix is really quite demanding with it's very own timetable of how quickly it wants to dilate. So bossy! But it only want to dilate in a space that feels safe and for your cervix,… Continue reading Creating your birth space

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Should I have my children at my homebirth?

Birth is beautiful and why wouldn't you want to share it with your very favorite little people? Children can be great additions to a birth. I completely get it. Watching you give birth to their sibling will not only normalize natural birth to your child but could help them fully embrace the new baby. Sometimes… Continue reading Should I have my children at my homebirth?

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Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose

I've began offering placenta encapsulation to clients in the greater Cincinnati area 8 years ago, when I was trained by a local home birth midwife. Since then I have undergone a more traditional weekend workshop on placenta encapsulation and I've learned tons through my personal experience. I began by offering the raw method of placenta… Continue reading Traditional Chinese or Raw Method for Placenta Encapsulation… You choose

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Financial difference between home birth and Hospital birth

This question of how much it will be to have a home birth versus Hospital birth is really common and can get a little bit complicated, simply because insurance is complicated. I am in no way a Insurance expert so take this information as my personal experience in my years of doing birth work. If… Continue reading Financial difference between home birth and Hospital birth

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How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method

Almost every client is worried about tearing during the birth of her baby. Tearing is a real and legitimate fear women have and I am glad that I have the experience to address it! When I read blog posts I want writers to GET TO THE POINT so, I'll go ahead and bullet out a… Continue reading How to Prevent Tearing During Birth: A Midwives Method

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This one goes out to Cincinnati’s pregnant women of color

As I move deeper into my journey to become a midwife, I'm struck by the disparities that are faced by women of color in the Cincinnati Area. It is not for socioeconomic reasons like education or their yearly income that makes their statistics so much worse than their white counterparts, it's the sheer fact that… Continue reading This one goes out to Cincinnati’s pregnant women of color

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No, you’re not being silly if you want to be modest during your birth

Birth is a big deal and for some it becomes an even bigger deal knowing that other people are going to be looking straight at areas of your body that are the most sacred. I get it! I really do. Yes... it's totally true that for most moms they're going to hit a point in… Continue reading No, you’re not being silly if you want to be modest during your birth

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The hardest part of birth

There is no doubt that you will work hard during a natural birth. We all know it! Any of us who have done it have heard comments like, "I could never do that" and "You are way stronger than I am". The thing is that those comments aren't true and I think it gives the… Continue reading The hardest part of birth

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Is homebirth messy? 

That homebirth is messy is a common thought for individuals who haven't seen birth or a brand new to it. There's an idea that fluids shoot out of the mother's body followed quickly by fluids from the newborn's, and soon enough there is blood dripping from the ceiling! Or wait... Maybe that was my idea… Continue reading Is homebirth messy?