Resus-A-Cradle

Introducing the Resus-A-Cradle: a Midwife-Invented Support for Newborn Resuscitation!

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Note to expectant families: most of my blog posts are aimed at providing information to expectant mothers and their families. However, this post will mainly be of interest to my midwifery colleagues. Because I know some families may also be interested in this information, the first part of this blog post gives some background on the topic of newborn resuscitation. …

Corvallis, Salem, Eugene midwife & home birth

If you only have one baby at home, make sure it is your first!

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Being pregnant with your first baby can be unlike anything else- it can be exciting, happy, challenging, and scary all at once. It’s positively overwhelming to be planning for your life to change forever, dealing with pregnancy symptoms, and figuring out the next 18 years! It’s no wonder that the vast majority of women decide to just keep it simple …

Corvallis Restore PT Interview

Pelvic Floor Health & Pregnancy: An Interview with Corvallis Physical Therapist Kerry Boysen

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Tell our readers more about yourself and what you do! My name is Kerry Boysen, and I am a physical therapist that specializes in Women’s Health physical therapy. I recently opened my own practice, Restore Physical Therapy here in Corvallis.  There is a need in the Mid-Willamette Valley for the types of services I provide, and that need was not being …

Birth Affirmations for the Skeptical Mother

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I love these birth affirmations, made by artist and doula Tina Ziegenfusz. Thanks to Tina for giving me permission to share them with Willamette Birth mothers! Print and decorate your birthing space at home with these beautiful affirmations.

Corvallis Childbirth Education

Corvallis Childbirth & Postpartum Education for 2016

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I recently got the chance to interview all of the major childbirth & postpartum educators in Corvallis. If you are looking for a class next year, you won’t want to miss this! Can each of you ladies introduce yourselves to our readers? Tell us briefly about who you are and what you love! IK:  My name is Irma Kapsenberg. My …

Dr. Tom Laster - Dentist for Pregnancy

Morning Sickness, X-Rays, & Crazy Hormones- Dr. Laster Tells You Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Keeping a Healthy Smile During Pregnancy!

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I couldn’t believe my good luck when the amazing Dr. Tom Laster agreed to answer my questions about pregnancy and dental health! We sat down earlier this month and he answered some questions I’ve had about how mothers to be can keep their smiles healthy. Dr. Laster, before we get started, tell us about yourself. My name is Dr. Tom Laster. I am …

The Cochrane Collaboration: Midwife Led Models Benefit Mothers & Babies

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Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women “In many parts of the world, midwives are the main providers of care for childbearing women. Midwife-led continuity models aim to support women to experience a healthy pregnancy and birth, and provide care from a known and trusted midwife during the pregnancy, birth and early parenting journey. Midwife-led continuity …