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A Whole New World

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on March 26, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

One day a little baby decides it is time to meet their family. From this wet wonderful warm world they emerge to breath and expand. This time is so important that they have space from the world to expand into their being. The Forth Trimester is the time they need. Hold them close and snuggle them well. They want to feed, feel you near them and be carried a lot. Put them in the external pouch as they learn about the world with you. When you pouch them for 3 more months and then follow their le...

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'P"s are good for birth

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on December 18, 2015 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

What does "P" have to do with birth? Check it out!

Birth is all about the 5 P's.

The power, passage, passanger, passion and purpose.

Lets explore each.

Preparation: Your birth space should be tidy, warm, relaxing and attended by only those that trust in the process. Have your pro...

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2014 going to 2015

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on November 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a time of change


This has been a year of transition and change for most people. Each family that has a new baby coming into their life begins a new journey. This new life bring hope, joy and adventure. Remember as you go into the first 3 months of life that a baby is in a 4th Trimester. The baby spends 3 trimesters in your tummy and another in your pouch. When you take and own the 4th trimester and know that y...

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Celebration of a new baby

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on August 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Every Baby is an amazing journey. When they are born we are to celebrate and honor their journey too. They are new life, new energy and new experiences for everyone they meet.

When you are pregnant, take time to just sit and listen to your baby. Talk to your baby and just be with them. Away from all the distractions and hubub of life. They are in an ecosystem that is perfectly made for them. It is surrounded by a mothers body and then by the world.

When they are born, keep them ...

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Trust your instincts

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on August 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Mothers and their newborn babies are reminded to trust their instincts to birth, breastfeed and to love. When there are well meaning familiy members who come, especially in the first week to "help", a mothers instincts can be interrupted. It is normal for a new mother to want to keep her new baby in her arms and in bed with her. She knows instincturally that a baby is meant to be kept warm and tended to in her arms and on her chest. Years ago women were taught by hospital staff to not sleep w...

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Breastfeeding

Posted by Randi Fay Payton on August 7, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some helpful video clips, websites and books all about breastfeeding!

Kaleems favorite Ameda latch on video. A must see for optimal newborn latching!

Ameda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCe-6KgSFhk the whole video is 5 minutes and wonderful, but if you need to cut to the latching in a hurry, watch the section from :50 to 2:00.

A youtube search for "Jack Newman Breastfeeding" will show some of Dr. Jack Newm...

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In their own time.

Posted by Randi Fay Payton on April 7, 2011 at 2:28 AM Comments comments (0)

I am sitting and trying to write my "intro" for our new web site and Marlene is on the other computer watching a bald eagle sit in it’s nest hatching eggs. For the past hour the mamma eagle has been sleeping. It got up once to reposition it’s self over the eggs. The temp is 45 degrees and the wind is blowing. It drifts off to sleep and then stirs. These eggs were suppose to hatch 2 days ago. There are some 70,000 viewers waiting for the eggs to hatch into these cute little fluffy ...

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Information about Homebirth and Midwifery

Posted by Randi Fay Payton on March 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Homebirth and Midwifery:

This wonderful article is a great starting point for someone unfamiliar with midwifery and home birth or anyone exploring home birth and/or Midwifery:

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/whyhomebirth.asp

Good websites to surf:

http://www.mothersnaturally.org/

http://cfmidwifery.org/resources/index.aspx

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

http://www.changesurfer.com/Hlth/homebirth.html

http://www.midwiferyto...

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Marlenes Story...

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on December 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Marlene Smith-Story and Philosophy


1.  Who I Was

2.  How I Birthed/Hospital

3.  Mother of 9

4.  How I Birthed Hospital/Home

5.  Grandmother Tuki of 19

6.  How I Came To Love Good Birth

7. Why I decided to Become a Midwife

8. How I became a Midwife

9. What is happening to me today

10. Why does it matt...

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Bonding during pregnancy

Posted by One Heart Midwifery on November 12, 2010 at 1:42 AM Comments comments (1)

Even unborn babies need to feel our love. Take a moment several times a day to stop and connect to your baby. Feel yourself come down from floating above your body, managing your day. Feel the floor connect to your feet and let it remind to to breathe deep and slow down. Close your eyes and imagine your baby inside your tummy. Say hello. Tell your baby how much you love and want him or her and treasure these moments where you share one body. Little ones thrive on connection and now, during yo...

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