What if the cord is around my baby's neck?
This is a common question! Umbilical cords are tangled around babies quite often. I see this about 40% of the time in my own practice. Those active little babies twirl and twist and do sommersaults for 40 weeks and they love to get cozy with their cord! Thankfully, the umbilical cord is sturdy and protects the enclosed vessels very well with a thick layer of whartons jelly. If your baby presents with his or her cord around her neck (Nuchal Cord) there will likely be no ch
What is a Florida Licensed Midwife?
A Florida Licensed Midwife is a graduate of a Florida mandated and regulated academic program, consisting of 9 semesters in three years. In order to graduate, a Florida Licensed Midwife must also complete 8 semesters of clinical internships and attend 75 births,with 50 labor and delivery managements. The Licensed Midwife must pass the state board exam which is the North American Registry of Midwives national certification examination. Licensed Midwives in Florida are autonom
Labyrinth as a metaphor for a woman's birth journey is the highest and closest exploration of the true nature of childbirth. Not only have I experienced this inward journey with the birth of my own two children, but I witness this unfolding in all the births that I attend. Some women seem to flow through their labor with a peaceful ease while others are tense with fears. Birthing is an inner journey, and so the preparations for it must include inner exploration as well. Chi