Check out this new series of childbirth education videos. A great way to get ready for birth for busy couples.
Planning my maternity leave. Having baby #2 in July, so will be taking off all of July and August from births.
Hugs to all my beloved clients.
Just attended birth #99 on the Treasure Coast. Happily awaiting #100 due for November. Let’s see what their prize should be….
Midwife Celebrated her 50th birth on the Treasure Coast on June 13, 2012 and awarded 50 Free Pap Smears to the lucky mother.
Baby boy Ryker Vickers was born at home to Sheri Dion and weighed 6 pounds. This also marked Angie Love’s 597 birth in her career.
Midwife Love relocated this month to 126 43rd Avenue SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.
Come out for the annual reunion of clients and friends of Midwife Love. Lots of babies, pregnant mommas, their families, and Midwife Angela Love, This is a great time to share birth stories, meet new friends, and admire cute babes.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Place: Charles Park, A Covered Pavilion by the playground
15th Street and 24th Avenue, (5 blocks from Angie’s house)
Who: You and your family are invited. Sorry, no pets allowed in the park.
Potluck: Bring a light dish, dessert, snack or drink. No cooking heat allowed in the park.
Bring folding chairs or blankets if you want.
I hope you can make it. It would be wonderful seeing you. RSVP to Angie: MidwifeLove@hotmail.com
I know we’re going through some tough times, unemployment, housing crisis, this big recession. When you’re evaluating your birth options and how to pay for them, the question of money does frustrate a lot of people. Back in the day, midwives would work for goats, chickens, or maybe a keg of beer or hunk of cheese. Obviously way before licensing fees, business taxes, and medical malpractice insurance began.
I believe all women deserve a good birth, regardless of their economic status. If you are in dire economic straits, you might be eligible for Medicaid, of which I’m a provider. If you make too much money for Medicaid, but haven’t saved up for your birth, I do payment plans so you can pay in increments. If you want a homebirth but can’t afford it, discuss this with me, and maybe we can work out a work-payment plan for you. Hey, I do need lawn care and babysitters! Seriously, don’t let money stop you from having the gentle, sacred birth you deserve. Blessings to all in this holiday season.
I attended a birth last week that was quick and smooth as many homebirths are. She had about 3 hours of active labor and 20 minutes of gentle pushing. And guess what? Out popped a healthy, big boy weighing in at 9 pounds 8 ounces. A full pound heavier than her first, but this birth was much easier. The biggest baby I’ve seen born at home was 10 pounds and 8 ounces and also was a quick, smooth birth. I think home is the best place to birth big babies, because women are free to move about and find positions that feel right to them. These 2 babies were born from hands and knees in the water and sidelying position on the bed.
I am planning my triennial vacation for summer 2012. My tentative dates are August 27-September 27. So, plan your births and birth control accordingly : ) I believe all midwives do better when they get an extended vacation at least every three years. It allows them to refresh their bodies, minds, and souls, and suffer less burnout.
As the local c-section has risen to 45%, many more moms are turning to home birth to increase their chance for a vaginal birth. Midwife Love has had waiting lists for three months of this year so far. So, if you are interested in home birth, call ASAP to set up a free consult, and then book early to reserve your space. Some women set up their consult when they first start trying to get pregnant. I wish I could take everyone, but to give my clients the best VIP attention, I have to set limits per month.
Some women don’t realize they are free to change providers at any time during their pregnancy. If you’re not getting the care you deserve, or if you’re worried that your doctor may not allow you to have the birth you want, call today and set up a consult. I’ve taken clients 1 week past their due date when their doctor threatened induction or c-section. Blessings to all you pregnant mommas and new families. Let’s make this world a better place, one peaceful birth at a time.
I had an amazing time at the brunch on April 9, 2011. We had a reunion of babies, current pregnant mommas, friends and families. In total there were 25 adults, 9 babies under one, and 6 kids. Thanks to everyone who came out and brought scrumptious food. Hope to see everyone next year as well. Here are some of the pics:
Hello everyone! Had a beautiful waterbirth on hands and knees of a 9 pound 2 ounce baby. Didn’t need any stitches or any medications at all. Women have such power within them during birth.
Thought I’d share some of the benefits of homebirth.
1. You and Your Baby are NEVER separated
2. Families can be present and very involved
3. 77% Less chance of a c-section than at the hospital
4. Birth without Drugs: Better for You and Your Baby
5. Avoidance of germs found in hospitals
6. It’s your home, where you feel comfortable and safe
7. Your birth wishes are respected
8. You can have a Waterbirth
9. Personalized one-on-one care with your midwife
10. Less chance of unnecessary and possibly harmful procedures
11. Breastfeeding support
12. Insurances accepted including Medicaid. Cash price lower than a hospital birth