Midwifery vs Medical Model of Care

Midwifery Vs Medical Model of Care

What are the biggest differences in care between a midwife and an obstetrician?  For the most part, it is not the types of care that are given.  It is the attitude behind the care given.  I got this comparison chart from Birth Monopoly.  If you have time, go over and read more on midwifery care …

What is a Midwife?

What Does a Midwife Do?

According to the Texas Midwifery law, a midwife: A) provides the necessary supervision, care, and advice to a woman during NORMAL pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; (B) conducts a NORMAL delivery of a child; and (C) provides NORMAL newborn care. What does this mean? Texas Legislature has determined that childbirth is a natural process …

Is Midwifery Care a Luxury?

Is Midwifery Care a Luxury?

“Midwifery care is a luxury,” said a midwife friend to me the other day. But is it? Should it be? Historically Historically, we know that is not true. In the first chapter of the book of Exodus, the Bible tells us about the Hebrew slaves being attended by midwives during childbirth. Recorded throughout time, we …

Sibling Love

Testimonial Tuesday – Nathalie

Ever wonder what people are saying about Mercy and Comforts of Home Midwifery.  We are introducing a feature called Testimonial Tuesday.  Once a month, we will add a testimonial from women (or their husbands!), so you can see what other have to say about our services. Also you can find out more by going to …

Little Girl trying to listen to baby's heartbeat.

What Does Family Centered Care Mean?

You may have seen me use that phrase on this website or on my social media.  You may have seen it somewhere else and are wondering what exactly is family centered care.  I have shared before about how we involve fathers in prenatal care and birth here at Comforts of Home Midwifery.  You can view …

My Bradley Birth

In honor of my 2nd son’s 21st birthday today, I wrote out his birth story.  Happy Birthday Kodi! My 2nd pregnancy In Why I Became a Midwife, I talk about how I attended Bradley classes with a friend.  They were a huge catalyst in becoming interested in natural childbirth and eventually midwifery.  When I got …

The ABCs of Pain Relief during labor

The ABCs of Pain Relief During Labor

This post is based on a graphic that Birth Arts International posted called A-Z Pain Relief in Labor. A. Aromatherapy Essential oils used properly can be helpful for a number of things during labor.  In the book Essential Oil for Maternity by AromaTools, lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang, basil and the doTerra specific oils Balance …

How to Afford a Midwife

16 Ways to Afford a Midwife

Many people when considering having a home birth are worried about the cost.  If you are a cash pay client, many midwives charge far less than what you would pay in a hospital.  With the rising costs of insurances, co-pays, and deductibles, my fee is frequently less than what many people would have to pay …