November 26, 2018

CBD also known as Cannabidiol has been shown to have a plethora of amazing health benefits. CBD is the non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating component of the cannabis/hemp plant. The oil is extracted from the plant and has been used successfully for medicinal purposes....

November 1, 2018

Researchers have found that the anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects of cannabis within the CBD oil are probably the properties responsible for relief of abdominal cramps before and during a woman’s menstrual cycle. These are the properties responsible for allev...

Patient centered care and family centered care are fundamental to the practice of Midwifery.  This approach is based in family values, beliefs and cultural lifestyle perspectives that are integrated in the planning and delivery of healthcare. The relationship is a true...

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye and send her home. Th...

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In February 2009, Samantha Pierce became pregnant with twins. It was a time when things were going really well in her life.

She and her husband had recently gotten married. They had good jobs.

"I was a kic...

December 18, 2017

  • Choose a Midwife

  • Choose an out of hospital birth option

Midwives have a lower cesarean-section rate than physician led deliveries.

In a 2011 systematic review comparing cesarean section rates of women cared for by physicians and by certified nurse midwives, s...

December 10, 2017

Include: 

  • Delayed Cord Clamping as it improves neonatal outcome

  • Immediate Skin to Skin as it stabilizes baby's breathing, temperature & heart rate

  • Alternative non-pharmacolgical pain management studies show less adverse side effects

  • Oral nutrition thr...

November 9, 2017

A positive birth experience is empowering, illuminating, restorative, connective, inclusive and above all healing. The experience of giving birth has long-term implications for a woman’s health and wellbeing.1 The birth experience and satisfaction with birth have been...

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