Happy Midwives Day

For my midwife, Kelli Johnson, and all midwives everywhere. If you live in Central Florida, please join us at a rally in downtown orlando tonight in support of International Midwives Day!

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Creatively Financing Your Home Birth | Central Florida Green Guide

Some great ideas in this article. Below is an excerpt that I think puts this event in perspective. Ladies so much care into planning their wedding day, but act like a child’s birth is just happening to them and it’s beyond them to actually craft it into a sacred homecoming. Of course, you can get… More Creatively Financing Your Home Birth | Central Florida Green Guide

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10 Centimeters

Written by Julie Norris | Photos by Cristy Nielsen Ten centimeters — the golden labor measurement. Being informed and believing in your body’s natural ability are the first steps toward exploring the many approaches that offer a kind and gentle experience into motherhood. Documentaries such as Ricki Lake’s The Business of Being Born and the… More 10 Centimeters

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NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births

Wow, the New York Times…awesome! “The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is different. Its hospital, run by the Navajo Nation and financed partly by the Indian Health Service, prides itself on having a higher than average rate of vaginal births among women with a prior Caesarean, and a lower Caesarean rate over all. As… More NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births

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Reducing Infant Mortality

Listen to Obstetricians, Doulas, Neonatologists, Midwives, Psychologists, Pediatricians, and other Physicians explain how our health care system is failing babies and mothers and what we can do about it. This is a great short featuring Orlando’s own Jennie Joseph. Watch the full video here: http://www.reducinginfantmortality.com About the Film: The current US Health Care System is… More Reducing Infant Mortality

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