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W Hedding Street
Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
W Hamilton Avenue, Campbell
With office locations in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.
Offering full service midwifery care for planned homebirths, waterbirths, placenta encapsulation and well woman care.
Operating as usual
Everyone has been hoping for a baby on 2/2/22, but at least as, and possibly more, magical was the baby born on 2/1/22 at 21:22
Rene Driscoll Memorial Fund, organized by Sunshine Tomlin
Rene and Paige mean the world to me. I wouldn’t have been able to start Full Moon without their help. Rene volunteered his time and expertise in creating my website and they offered countless photos and endless support. Rene left behind 5 loving sons, please donate to ease the burden of his passing.
Rene Driscoll Memorial Fund, organized by Sunshine Tomlin On 06/17/2021 Rene Driscoll passed away suddenly leaving behind five loving sons. Rene an… Sunshine Tomlin needs your support for Rene Driscoll Memorial Fund
*Urgent Action Alert*
Take Action on International Day of the Midwife:
Demand a CA independent Licensed Midwifery board.
ACOG is lobbying to limit Licensed Midwifery's scope of care as a condition of LM independence, including restricting VBAC access. Community midwives deserve to have an independent board of peers and consumers overseeing their own profession without paternalistic restrictions by ACOG.
Birthing families won't stand for ACOG's continued threats to birth autonomy nor for unnecessary physician oversight over our midwives.
Please call in during public comment for the Assembly B&P committee hearing tomorrow morning, 5/5/2021, to keep ACOG and its millions in special interest lobbying money from derailing the Medical Board’s recommendation for the creation of an independent Licensed Midwifery board.
Simply state: “I am calling in to support adding language for a Licensed Midwife Board to be included in the Medical Board of California Sunset Review bill.”
Sign up here for email prompt when public comment opens: https://calmidwives.org/midwife4metoo2021/.
Help get our midwives out from under ACOG control, and prevent further erosion of community birth and VBAC!
Happy Birthday Little One, we all thought you would be tiny, but you weight in just over 7lbs! Your mama was brave and strong and made your birth look easy.
The 1st birth of the year coudn’t have been better. I hope they let me share a couple of photos. Happy Birthday!
Welcome to the family sweet boy. You complete them.
I’ve been incredibly busy helping people birth their babies and I haven’t taken the time to document them here, like I want to. But I can’t resist tonight. I am in absolute awe of the power I witnessed with a first time mama with a two hour labor who describes her labor as “intense, but I wouldn’t call it painful”. Not everyone gets to experience a pain free birth, myself included, but I’m here to say ITS POSSIBLE
U.S. infant mortality rate hits all-time low, CDC reports
Some good news
U.S. infant mortality rate hits all-time low, CDC reports Infant mortality has reached an all-time low in the United States, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. In 2018, 21,498 infant deaths were reported, a decline of 4% from the 22,341 deaths reported in 2017.
California's paid family leave program expands from 6 to 8 weeks
California's paid family leave program expands from 6 to 8 weeks New parents will have more time to care for their child thanks to Senate Bill 83, which took effect in California on Wednesday.
I love when a family, at the last minute, chooses to find a provider that more closely fits their needs, and it’s me. We at least got to squeeze in one prenatal visit. Welcome baby girl, we’re so glad to meet you.
IUD removal ✅
Against the odds, they did it! VBAC births are among my favorites. Happy Birthday baby girl.
Beautiful baby girl born at 14:41 on 02/02/2020. She’s magical.
Oh Baby! Picture perfect birth. It’s a girl!
It’s a boy! 8lb4oz of sweet perfection.
Looking for a small stash of Breastmilk for a baby with jaundice. Her pediatrician wants her to supplement just until her milk comes in. San Jose.
One week old baby could use some supplementation. Do you have any extra breast milk you would like to share Santa Cruz?
Mama was fearless welcoming her son. Welcome baby, we’re so glad you came.
Sometimes privacy helps the baby (the mama, actually) come. Welcome baby girl, I’m glad I made it back in time to help your mama birth you.
Can you believe the last two babies were BOTH born en caul. Magical.
Dear Valley Medical Center,
This blatant racism is unacceptable. Please tell me someone got fired over this.
A Concerned Midwife
Boy Boy Boy Boy. Surprise! This one’s a girl! It was her 5th baby, 4th homebirth and her first water birth. Welcome to the world baby girl. I can’t wait to see how you do with all these doting brothers.
4 day old baby needs breastmilk. Do you have any in your freezer you can spare while mamas milk supply increases?
Conversation between my client and her son:
“Hey mama, I got the stefescope, I wanna see if her heart’s beeping.”
“What do you wanna be when you grow up?”
“A doctor, like Sunshine”
“You know Sunshine’s a midwife?”
“Yeah, a midwife like Sunshine”
Variations of normal
One of these ladies is 40+2 and the other is 40+4 weeks pregnant. Both went into labour within 24 hours of these pictures. Both had 8lbs2oz babies, both girls.
Another thing both these baby bellies have in common? Their Symphisis Fundal Height is identical, 40cm.
When you hit 22-24 weeks in your pregnancy, your midwife will start measuring your belly. From your p***c bone, to the top part of your uterus - the fundus. This is how they monitor your babies growth curve. Usually the number of weeks you are is the number of centimetres you measure, give or take 2cm. If you fall off the curve your pregnancy has been following, your Midwife will offer you for necessary testing.
So the next time someone tells you you’re “too small” or “too big” for the number of weeks pregnant you are, point them this way!
Pushing for First-Time Moms | Midwifery Today
Gloria Lemay is someone I admire very much. Here’s an article she wrote on Pushing:
Pushing for First-Time Moms | Midwifery Today The expulsion of a first baby from a woman's body is a space in time for much mischief and mishap to occur.
This Midwife at Auschwitz Delivered 3,000 Babies in Unfathomable Conditions
This is not an easy read, but not much about N**i Germany is.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor this midwife who served in heartbreaking circumstances.
This Midwife at Auschwitz Delivered 3,000 Babies in Unfathomable Conditions Stanislawa Leszczyńska was instructed to murder babies, but refused. She is a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic church.
Distance from Home Birth to Emergency Obstetric Services and Neonatal Outcomes: A Cohort Study - Darling - - Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health - Wiley Online Library
If you want a home birth and you’refurther than 30 minutes from a hospital, you’re not taking any unnecessary risks
Distance from Home Birth to Emergency Obstetric Services and Neonatal Outcomes: A Cohort Study - Darling - - Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health - Wiley Online Library Original Research Distance from Home Birth to Emergency Obstetric Services and Neonatal Outcomes: A Cohort Study Elizabeth K. Darling RM, MSc, PhD Corresponding Author E-mail address:[email protected] Address correspondence to Elizabeth K. Darling, RM, MSc, PhD, McMaster University, HSC‐4H24, ...
There's Something Different About The Gut Microbes of Babies Born at Home, Study Finds
The article states the cause is unknown, but we can speculate: prolonged skin to skin, reduced cesarean rates, no bath, fewer antibiotics...
There's Something Different About The Gut Microbes of Babies Born at Home, Study Finds Infants born at home may have more diverse gut bacteria, a new study has found. This difference could have an impact on a growing person's immunity and metabolism, so we ought to pay attention.
Welcome to the world sweet baby girl. Your mama tricked us all by making her first birth look so easy. And here you are all 8lbs of you. Thank you for waiting for me to arrive.
Dear Lisa, There was a family of yours I helped while you were being diagnosed with Leukemia. You were in the hospital but we didn’t know what was wrong yet. They just had their third son. What a blessing! You were missed.
Mama comes into Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center for her regular prenatal appointment and leaves with a baby. Welcome to the world little sister.
Welcome earthside baby girl! How fun that your big sister’s birthday was yesterday :)
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