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Midwife Moments- The Ring of Fire

Midwife Moments- The Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire- The ring of fire is not to be feared. It is to be welcomed and embraced. When you feel the ring of fire, do you know what it means? It means you are at the end! You are moments away from the finish line! You are a few pushes away from holding your...

A Look Inside- Alcohol & Breastfeeding

A Look Inside- Alcohol & Breastfeeding

Can you drink alcohol while breastfeeding? YES! Have your glass of wine or your martini! According to the CDC, moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 standard drinks) is not known to be harmful to baby. There is no need to pump & dump milk after drinking alcohol, other...

MIDWIFE MOMENTS- EPIDURALS

MIDWIFE MOMENTS- EPIDURALS

Epidurals are not the bad guy, it’s in the how we use them that needs to change. I am a home birth Midwife and in my world epidurals are demonized to the point of pregnant people refusing them when they might be the best solution for intense pain that leads to...

A Look Inside- ADOPTION & BREASTFEEDING 

A Look Inside- ADOPTION & BREASTFEEDING 

The breast is magical. Did you know breasts can lactate even if the person has never been pregnant? It is possible for same sex partners or adoptive parents to induce lactation to feed their babies, even if they did not physically carry the baby in their womb. Its...

Midwife Moments- Membrane Sweeping

Midwife Moments- Membrane Sweeping

Stripping or sweeping the membranes is a physically invasive intervention commonly practiced in most prenatal care settings. But don’t get me wrong I don’t hate it, I just need you to understand what it is and decide if you are interested in it. I don’t usually get...

Wet Nurses – A Black American Trauma

Wet Nurses – A Black American Trauma

Breastfeeding with wet nurses in the 18th century was a common occurrence. There were many reasons to wet nurse: white women claimed breastfeeding was too time consuming, it was often considered uncultured, or they argued that it ruined their figures. Sometimes they...

Black Mothers Matter

Black Mothers Matter

Black women in the United States experience unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes, including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth. In 2015, more than 26 deaths were recorded per 100,000 pregnant people. This means that...

Midwife Moments- En Caul

Midwife Moments- En Caul

Today we talk about En-Caul birth.  Did you know that less than 1 in 80,000 babies are born with a caul?   En caul or “Call” babies are born with the amniotic sac still intact around the baby. These babies are considered “caul bearers” and are very special, and have...


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