How come a homebirth?
When Baby Arrrives Before the Midwife
A handout is provided to parents at the 36-week visit. Online resources:
Natural Breastfeeding for an Easier Start
This online breastfeeding class created by Dr. Nesbitt, MD & Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA is available to clients at not extra cost. This is a self-paced, online course with reading, videos, and images. Contact me for the class link.
Order a Breast Pump Through Your Insurance
Lecheria -- Bethany Salguero
Forrester Lactation - Susan and Lauren
Milkin Melanin - Dani
Oh, Baby! Lactation Care - Lori and Bethany
With Woman Wellness - Susan Small
Let your midwife know when you plan to or are using any labor prep herbs such as Sunstone's Cervix Softener.
Magnolia Midwifery offers Birth Pool in a Box Mini and Oasis Oval (not Elite). Branded liners are required for my pools. Setup and filling & deflating and packing of the tub is the families' responsibility. We help empty and clean the tub after homebirth.
Cloth Diapers and Baby Carriers
Bean Tree Baby
New Britain, CT
Clover sells and consults helping
you choose and use baby carriers and cloth diapering systems. 10% off discount to Magnolia Midwifery LLC clients with a discount card.
Exposures in pregnancy and lactation
Lubes for Your Wellness
Choosing a lubricant that matches the body's pH and osmolarity doesn't have to be THAT scientific thanks to those who've already done the research! Smitten Kitten offers this > Shopping Guide to Lube < with colorful charts to make choosing easier. Match your lube to it's purpose! WE DO!
Prenatal Genetic Testing
View the entire
Washington State Dept. of Health
Genetic Testing Video Series
available in English and Spanish
A few guiding thoughts and questions:
Becoming a parent for the first time, or the parent of an expanding family, offers opportunities for growth. You will likely meet sides of yourself you hadn't known before! Boundaries are challenged. New perspectives discovered. Old wounds open.
My commitment as a community midwife to protecting a non-violent space for birth is rooted in my commitment to non-violent parenting responsive to the holistic development of the child and to continuous growth and learning.
The Mama Natural Birth Course is designed to help you prepare for a physiologic birth. It was created by bestselling pregnancy author and childbirth educator, Genevieve Howland and a Midwife. Discover if the Mama Natural birth course feels like a good fit for you. Consider starting birth classes around 28 weeks.
Christy D'Aquila, CPM, CNM
Simsbury CT Area Home Visits
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