Busted: 6 Myths About Midwives

11 Nov 2016
Busted: 6 Myths About Midwives

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.

What is HypnoBirthing?

05 Feb 2015

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.

Do I really need birth classes? I have a midwife!

21 Sep 2014

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.