hospital midwives

Can a VBAC harm my baby or me?

Afraid a VBAC will harm you or your baby? If you feel labor or  a vaginal birth will harm your baby you are not likely to have a VBAC.  No woman will risk her baby’s health or wellness. If you think a vaginal birth after a cesarean might be…

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Can I choose a VBAC if my baby is breech?

There are so many reasons that come up for pregnant women who would like to have a vaginal birth after a cesarean … having a breech baby is just one of them. We live during a time when modern maternity care is available. Imagine if there was not even an…

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Birth is real!

Birth is real!

I know many women who have the privilege of living in modern countries with sophisticated medical systems either will read what I’ve just written as a justification for every type of medical care or some might even deny that birth could be fraught with so much complexity.

Over the past…

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Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-11

Dads-to-be 32 weeks-birth-11

Humor is one skill and delight is another skill. There are so many things to feel delight about during phase #4 of pregnancy. Sure your life might be full of challenges however delight is something you choose to experience and is not dependent on whether life is throwing you…

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Dads-to-be 24-32 weeks-5

Dads-to-be 24-32 weeks-5

I have a cartoon in my head. I see you working through the video segments in Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation Online Course learning skills such as the Hip Lift, The Sacral Maneouvre, Sit Bone Spread, Mapping the pelvis, Pelvic Clock and Directed Breathing … and using one of your…

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Dads-to-be 12-24weeks-8

Dads-to-be 12-24weeks-8

Without doubt the greatest of all fathering skills you can grow is humour. Often mothers and fathers-to-be find little humour during phase #1 of pregnancy but the humor comes back during this phase. Increasingly through phase #2 and #3 are settled Times and moments of humour arise and help…

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Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-6

Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-6

As children we were hardly patient and it’s a trait we had to learn as we matured into our adulthood. Patience takes on a whole new aspect as a parent. You will either become more patient or more irritated once your is born and grows. If you become more…

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Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-2

Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-2

About 12 weeks the uterus rises above the pubic bone then women begin to show they are pregnant rather than just feeling ‘fat’. This also has an impact on men. By 24 weeks the uterus has risen to the belly button.

Men are ruled by their heart and their chest…

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Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-1

Dads-to-be 12-24 weeks-1

Remember we discussed that in the first phase of pregnancy you, your baby and the woman you are with have slightly divergent paths … or what is happening to them. Your baby has a biological mandate to grow. That growth is incredibly rapid as well as constantly changing. Your…

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