Tag Archives: home birth

The Circle

The Circle: a postpartum group for when motherhood is not Pinterest perfect. Giving birth, whether it’s your first time or your fifth, is about more than just having a baby. It’s the birth of a baby, but also the birth of a mother, a father, a family. And let’s face it-some births go more smoothly […]

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The Soundtrack of my Birth - My Natural Labor Playlist and How Music Helped Me Cope

How Music Helped Me Get Through Labor by former client, Lola Watson I’ve always loved music. How it can take you back to a special memory. The soundtrack to Runaway Bride takes me back to growing up when I would listen to my walkman and make up dances on my back porch. I still can’t […]

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Austin Home Birth Meetup - Home Birth Basics

Join birth professionals and experienced home birth parents alike to discuss the basics of having a home birth. All your questions can be answered! Everything from birthing tubs to what to wear will be covered.

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The Birth of Jimmie Pepper - “She looked right at us and cried a little.”

After making the decision to have a home birth, came the task of finding a midwife. We were overwhelmed by how many midwives there were to choose from in Austin.  So many well qualified ladies to chose from.  My amazing friend and doula, Tanya Phillips, gave me a list of midwives she enjoyed working with […]

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Why I Didn’t Push My Baby Out (And You Shouldn’t, Either)

This is a guest post by one of the Heirloom Family, Jessie Edwards. Enjoy! Yes, I had a vaginal birth. No, I didn’t push my baby out. I wanted to. I had every intention to. I just… didn’t end up doing it this time. First let’s talk about how the birth of baby number one […]

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What I Love About Midwifery Care - “Prenatal visits are longer and more thorough”

Today is International Day of the Midwife and the perfect day to release another blog in the What I Love About Midwifery Care series. This mama to be is still in the middle of her prenatal care but already has so many reasons to share about why she loves her midwife. What I love about […]

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May Midwife Cafe

Open invitation to my current and past clients to get together once a month. Babies and kiddos of all ages welcome.

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What I Love About Midwifery Care- “Comfortable atmosphere” & “Professional care”

A first time mom, Jen had great comments to share about the unique bond that grows between caregiver and family as a part of midwifery care. Flexibility in scheduling, fostering a comfortable environment, and the confidence they can inspire in both mom, dad and family about the natural birthing process were just a few of […]

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What I Love About Midwifery Care- It “prepares you for child birth like nothing else ever could”

Here is another client’s thoughts on midwifery care. She touches on a lot of things that are important to the Midwives Model of Care like - Monitoring the psychological and social well-being of the mother in addition to the physical aspects of care. Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, as well […]

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