ACNM's "Share with Women" Series and More

Check out the full list at: http://www.midwife.org/Share-With-Women


Pregnancy


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Making Decisions About Prenatal Tests in Pregnancy
Making Decisions About Prenatal Tests fo
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Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy
Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy.pdf
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Gestational Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes.pdf
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Environmental Hazards During Pregnancy
Environmental Hazards during Pregnancy.p
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Is prenatal testing right for you?

Watch this presentation from Darthmout Hitchcock Medical Center to learn more.

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Cord Blood Banking - What's It All About?
Cord Blood Banking - What's it All About
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Perineal Massage in Pregnancy
Perineal Massage in Pregnancy.pdf
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Community Based birth - Home & Birth Center


When you choose a home birth:

  • You receive the same prenatal services available at your local hospital (such as laboratory testing, ultrasounds and counseling), but we spend from a half hour up to a full hour together at each visit so we have time to talk about preparing for the next phase of pregnancy and your baby's birth.
  • We discuss each test and intervention thoroughly to ensure that you understand the test, feel informed about alternative options, and will be clear about the meaning of the results.
  • Prenatal visits are available at both my Peterborough and Milford offices; I also offer occasional "home visits" - prenatal care in the comfort of your home.
  • One-on-one labor and delivery care at your home with Sarah and a birth assistant. All assistants are available to meet ahead of time.
  • Water birth tubs are available to rent and set up at home.
  • Postpartum and lactation care for mom and baby provided in the comfort of your home. One to three home visits will be made in the first two weeks after your baby is born.
  • Basic newborn care for the first month of baby's life, including screenings such as the metabolic screening and pulse oximetry screening, and standard newborn procedures such as Vitamin K and birth certificate filing. 

Learn more about why women choose to give birth at home

When you choose a birth center birth:

  • You receive the same prenatal services available at your local hospital (such as laboratory testing, ultrasounds and counseling), but we spend from a half hour up to a full hour together at each visit so we have time to talk about preparing for the next phase of pregnancy and your baby's birth.
  • We discuss each test and intervention thoroughly to ensure that you understand the test, feel informed about alternative options, and will be clear about the meaning of the results.
  • Prenatal care is available at my Peterborough office or at the birth center.
  • Labor and delivery care at the birth center of choice.
  • Water birth is available at both centers. 
  • Postpartum and lactation care for mom and baby provided in the comfort of your own home in the days following your baby's birth.
  • Choose between The Birth Cottage in Milford, NH or The Monadnock Birth Center in Swanzey, NH; please call me to arrange a tour of the centers or to schedule a consultation.

Learn more about birth centers


Who's Having Home Births?

Birth By Numbers: Check out this short video about birth trends in the US. This site offers lots of reading and info about out of hospital birth trends and safety. 

Birth Supplies

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Midwifery Bag
Ever wonder what a midwife carries in her bag? Take a peek into my three bags.
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Labor


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When Does the Bag of Waters Break?
When Does the Bag of Waters Break.pdf
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Am I in Labor?
Am I in Labor.pdf
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Water Birth

Tubs can be provided for clients interested in home birth water births, or tubs are in each room at the birth centers. Read more about the evidence to support it's safety and affects for laboring women at this link.

 

Waterbirth International is a site where you can learn more about the benifts, process, research and set up of waterbirth. There are also many stories, pictures and suggestions for your own birth.

 

Group B Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy

This article from Evidence Based Birth reviews the cause, illness and treatment options of GBS in women during labor.

 

Cord Blood Donation

Stem cells in your baby's umbilical cord blood can replace damaged cells inside the body. These new cells repair wounds, restore lost brain functions and increase healthy blood count. Medical experts discover new treatments every year, which means stored cord blood will become more valuable over time. Find out more about cord blood, life-saving stem cell treatments and what these advances in regenerative therapy mean for your family.   

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Back Pain During Pregnancy
Back Pain During Pregnancy.pdf
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After Delivery


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Breast Feeding Positioning
Bringing Your Baby to Breast Positioning
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What to Expect in the Early Days of Breastfeeding
What to Expect in the Early Days of Brea
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Circumcision
Circumcision.pdf
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Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression.pdf
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Newborn Procedures



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