Birth

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2016 Austin Birth Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 Austin Birth Awards, hosted and organized by Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and benefitting the local non-profit Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, were announced at the awards ceremony at George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center on October 14. ...

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What Exactly Does a Midwife Do?

As a midwife, I am often asked what exactly it is that I do? Although the percentage is rising, only 10% of births in the United States are attended by midwives, so it’s not unusual to find myself explaining my profession. The term “midwife” is...

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Seriously, Why Not Home?

A review of the documentary 'Why not Home?' which tells the stories of medical professionals who have chosen to deliver their children at home....

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3 Keys to Taking Control of Your Pregnancy and Birth

Congratulations on your family’s pregnancy. Everyone you know will likely have something to say, advice to give, or an opinion to share. Although these suggestions may seem harmless, they tend to perpetuate a belief that someone else is and should be in control of your...