In My Mother's House II

Featuring Sheila Simms Watson "The Miami Midwife"

So grab a cup of tea and join me "In My Mother's House" - our village blog, where we dialog about current issues related to midwives, mothers, babies & birth..........

  • Latest Edition Celebration News Letter February 2015 Issue 13

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    Sheila Simms Watson - The Miami Midwife Greetings...Welcome to the Spirit of Life Celebration Newsletter for Winter. Miami Midwife Sheila Simms Watson … here to talk about postpartum health topics"



    In this edition of the Celebration of Life newsletter, the team at Spirit of Life Midwifery have put together some great topics around the subject of Postpartum Health.

    We often act as if we have nothing to learn from the Third World. Yet many of these cultures are doing something extraordinarily right--especially in how they care for new mothers. In their classic paper, Stern and Kruckman (1983) present an anthropological critique of the literature. They found that in the cultures they studied, postpartum disorders, including the “baby blues,” were virtually non-existent.

    In contrast, 50% to 85% of new mothers in industrialized nations experience the “baby blues,” and 15% to 25% (or more) experience postpartum depression. Read along as we try to provide some resoures to help make a difference for new mothers



     

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  • Exploring Traditional Birth Options

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    Choosing the appropriate place to birth your child… is an important decision. In the United States the vast majority of women choose to birth in a hospital setting because most Americans consider the hospital to be the safer place to birth or the only legal place to birth. This is not true. For many women, birthing at home with a qualified and experienced care provider is a safe and legal option.

    Giving birth to a child in the comfort of your own home is a wonderful experience. Surrounded by the people and environment a woman enjoys most in her life helps maintain a positive outcome and keeps anxiety and fears to a minimum.

     

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