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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm new here - just joined! I live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and am looking for a nurse midwife (CNM) who can deliver in hospital. I really want to deliver with a midwife but don't feel ready for a birth center or home birth for baby #1 . I'm having a hard time finding any...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    Births don't always go according to plan. This mama's homebirth plans changed rapidly when her midwife dropped her from care at 38 weeks. We all have a particular plan in mind when we envision our births, and changing those plans abruptly can be hard to accept. Autumn Reese, a mom of two from...
  3. Other
    A four-year USA Today investigation asserts that the United States is the "most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world," and blames hospital oversight as the cause. As one of the wealthiest nations in the world with one of the most expensive health care systems, one would think...
  4. Pregnancy & Birth
    A new study offers reassurance for women who want to have a water birth. In fact, doing so might help avoid an epidural. An increasing number of hospitals are offering women the option of laboring in a warm tub. However, not all facilities allow the actual birth to occur in the water, citing...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    Fox Valley Birth And Baby is a doula and photography agency that specializes in helping pregnant mamas create beautiful memories. Based in Northeast Wisconsin, Fox Valley Birth and Baby is run by four passionate moms who have attended nearly 300 births combined. Their work has garnered media...
  6. Pregnancy & Birth
    To say that I was naïve during my first pregnancy is an understatement. But then again, who really knows what they are doing before having a baby? I swear that I must have been a Boy Scout in a former life because I live their motto day-in-and-day-out: Be prepared. When I became pregnant for...
  7. Other
    Anyone who has worked with a midwife will tell you that they are worth their weight in gold. A new analysis demonstrates that the presence of hospital midwives leads to less medical interventions. The United States does not have the best track record when it comes to safe birthing. Recent news...
  8. Baby
    Pregnancy is not an illness, but it can certainly feel that way when the nurse hands you a typical hospital gown upon your arrival. Posh Pushers hopes to change the way that expecting moms feel when giving birth. Giving birth is often a joyous and special time in a woman's life. While excited...
  9. Birth and Beyond
    Hi! My name’s Addie and I am a senior studying Art and Design at the University of Michigan. For my final capstone project I’m designing an early labor lounge for a hospital maternity ward where women could go during the first stages of labor. As I haven’t given birth myself, I’m hoping to talk...
  10. Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky
    Does anyone have any experience with midwives and or doulas in Western KY near Paducah? I want to deliver in a hospital, as my home is not close enough to a hospital for me to be comfortable with an emergency situation. I've heard about a midwife that delivers at Jackson Purchase Hospital in...
  11. Birth Stories
    My son is almost two now, but I just found out I am expecting number 2! So as I prepare for a second natural birth in a hospital I thought it might be helpful to other mamas planning the same to share my previous birth story. Sorry it's long! Tristan’s Birth Story Approaching my due date I...
  12. Birth and Beyond
    Hi I'm training to be a doctor and I'm conducting a piece of research on cesarean sections as the C-section rate is growing year on year yet there hasn't been much of an improvement in newborn and maternal mortality rates. Not looking to start a debate just wanting some honest views to help...
  13. VBAC
    Hello Friends! I live up in Casper, Wyoming and was planning a homebirth/VBAC with a midwife. (I had a csection with my first child, but have had 3 successful unmedicated VBAC's since then) But we just found out we are expecting twins, and I need to transfer to a OB and hospital birth because...
  14. Birth Stories
    Hi Everyone, I finally wrote my second son's birth story . . . it took a while for me to process the emotions around it. I am thinking about submitting it to a magazine or other publication. I would love some feedback from the group. I have published other articles - mostly for work (business...
  15. Other
    Hospital gowns on birthing women. A harmless way to keep your nice clothes from getting stained, or the first step down the road of intervention? I love what Maria Pokluda has to say on this subject. As one of the busiest doulas in DFW and co-creator of Birth Boot Camp DOULA, Maria has seen...
  16. Other
    I first met Amanda Devereux over a year ago at a childbirth educator training I was part of in Texas. She stood out: a Registered Nurse turned doula and mother of three, she proclaimed she had "found her tribe" when she met all of us. There is something special about being a birth junkie...
  17. Baby
    I read a book recently specifically directed to women who want a natural birth, but for whatever reason, don't want (or can't have) a home birth. There is this fallacy out there that to have a natural birth you must be outside of the hospital. I hate this, and not just because my first birth...
  18. Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Hi! I am a Doula and I also encapsulate placentas. I have openings for October, November, December and February..and so on. I live in Port Washington, and serve Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties. I offer a low, flat-fee for my doula services, and offer a discount for...
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