Busted: 6 Myths About Midwives Myth number 1: Birth with a midwife is not safe Fact: Years of research has shown that for low risk women, birth with a midwife is as safe, and often safer, than birth with a physician. Delivering with a midwife reduces your risk of having a cesarean, assisted vaginal delivery, episiotomy, laceration, postpartum depression and a newborn that needs to be in the NICU. You are also more likely to have success with breastfeeding and feel satisfied with your birth experience. Myth number 2: Midwives can’t handle an emergency Fact: Midwives are very skilled at handling a wide.
Welcome to Community Midwifery Services!
We’re glad you stopped by. If this is your first visit, we invite you to get to know us and the types of services we offer. For a sneak peek at our birthing center, you can take a virtual tour in our photo gallery. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to give us a call or email us.
Get to know our staff of experienced midwives and assistants, each with a unique background to offer a wide variety of services to our clients.
If you are preparing for your first prenatal visit, you can download the forms you’ll need and bring them completed to your appointment.
As women who love to cook, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite (midwife approved) recipes for every meal of the day.
In August of 2015, Community Midwifery launched a NW OKC satellite office location. We have been excited to see how many of our families have found it to be a convenient option, while still enjoying a full rage midwifery services. Oklahoma City prenatal and postpartum visits are held on Thursdays from 10am-5pm. We have the privilege of partnering with Revolution Chiropractic and have a space specifically dedicated to midwifery appointments. Revolution Chiropractic is located at 12211 N. MacArthur Blvd (on the south west corner of NW 122nd and MacArthur Blvd). Revolution was the obvious choice to collaborate with us, since the Drs. Duncan offer a wide variety of services geared.
Better nutrition equals a healthier child overall – not only in infancy but also later on in life. You are only pregnant with this child once, and you only have one chance to control the formation of your baby’s body. You give your baby the building blocks with which to form healthy bones, brain cells, organs and an overall healthy immune system. Your baby forms from the nutrients that you supply and this early phase of development will affect it for the rest of its life. So can you make it through your entire pregnancy on ice cream and potato chips? Of course! But does this mean that you and your baby will enjoy the best possible outcomes? There.
Andrea Klopf, RN BSN Is it gone for good? Is she cured? We sure hope so! My tough toddler has battled eczema for her first 21 months of life. She was born with a dime sized dry area in the crease of her right ankle. Within days of life, she had breakouts to her face and trunk. Instead of skin to skin, I had to keep a thin cotton baby blanket between us to protect her. Even that didn’t work well; my body heat alone caused red, irritating flareups. At 10 weeks old, she was officially diagnosed with eczema by her pediatrician. The typical, unhelpful recommendations were made. I was.
Rhonda Fawks, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator Relaxation is nothing new to childbirth. It is used in practically every method to help mothers during the birthing experience. HypnoBirthing uses this technique as a main focus during childbirth using hypnosis. There is a lot of curiosity about hypnosis and it is often thought, “Isn’t that some type of mind control?” But there are many misconceptions about what it actually is. It does not control thoughts or actions. It is just deep relaxation and for the birthing mother, a wonderful gift to help her have a calm labor. In HypnoBirthing classes, we talk about what hypnosis really is, and how you are in control.
‘Ri Teref-Ta APRN-CNM, MSN The pap smear is a screening test done during a well woman exam that checks for precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix. Recently, guidelines have changed about how often a woman should have this screening test. Until the early 2000’s, it was not know what caused cervical cancer and the recommendation was for every woman to get a pap smear every year. Once it was discovered that HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is responsible for 99% of all cervical cancers, the recommendation changed to start pap smear testing 1 yr after becoming sexually active and every year thereafter until age 30. At age 30, a woman.
D’Andra Parsons, Birth Boot Camp Instructor As Birth Boot Camp instructors, we often hear lots of reasons why couples don’t really think they need a birth class. One of the more common ones for home birth or birth center couples is that they feel confident that their birth experience will be wonderful because they feel they have chosen a good care provider, in their case, usually a midwife. Now, don’t misunderstand – choosing a care provider you trust and one that will do what she can to help you meet your goals is HUGE. In fact, care provider and birth place choices are the number one factor in whether or.