What is a midwife?

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. There are two [...]

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What are the benefits of using the Birth Center?

Birth Center Stone Oak’s philosophy of care supports the birthing families’ choices and desires for their birth. Using our Birth Center offers many options in your labor and birth process. Some of the benefits available to you include: availability and encouragement to eat and drink during labor; family based experience with family involvement welcome; laboring in a spacious [...]

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Is a water birth safe?

Water has long been acknowledged as a comforting place to be during times of physical discomfort as well as giving one a feeling of “weightlessness.”  During labor and birth, both mom and baby feel the support of the water and enjoy its ease. During birth, the differential pressure between inside the uterus and outside the [...]

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Can I have a vaginal birth if I had a previous c-section (VBAC)?

VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean) can be an option for women. It is important to know the reason for the c-section and to know how the surgery was performed.  Empowering yourself with information can expand your options.  An informative site to visit is www.ican-online.org, which is an online resource for moms considering a vaginal birth after [...]

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

How can my midwife help me handle the pain of labor?

First of all, don’t believe everything you see on TV. Natural labor is much less traumatic! Besides the difference in the intensity of labor with and without pitocin, women are often surprised at their strength and how capable they can be of dealing effectively with the discomfort of labor in a supportive environment. During labors [...]

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What happens in case of emergencies?

Our midwives realize that many people have a lot of fears concerning birth. Honestly, many of the interventions commonly used in hospitals have side effects that result in more interventions. Most of the time, birth is perfectly safe and few interventions are needed; however, when a birth related situation requires attention our skilled midwives are [...]

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