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⁣ The healthcare loan program is a great opportunity to get assistance covering your home birth costs. You CAN have a home birth with our professionally skilled and experienced midwives. ⁣ ⁣ After your birth we help you navigate reimbursement if your insurance company covers our services!⁣ ⁣ Invest in your birth!⁣ See the link in our bio for details on this healthcare loan program . #homebirthissafebirth #birthingathome #covid19 #sandiegohebirth #yearofthemidwife2020 ...

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🌙Maureen🌙 ⁣ Maureen George (aka Mo) has been the office manager at Mother to Mother Midwifery since 2015. She helps to make sure that everything is running smoothly and that our families get what they need. Including handling insurance reimbursement for you.⁣ ⁣ In 2017 Maureen gave birth at home with the Mother to Mother midwives by her side. Sometimes her daughter, Emma, is in the office “helping out.” ⁣ When she’s not working hard with the midwives she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, especially at the beach. ⁣ Fun fact: Maureen loves to travel and see new places. She spent 2 years living in South Korea. ⁣ #sandiegohomebirth #homebirthcoverage #noplacelikehome ...

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One of the things that makes our practice so unique is that we have over FORTY years combined experience. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Our midwives have spent time as doulas and nurses. We’ve worked in the hospital and birth center settings and attended thousands of homebirths, including births in other countries. Our diverse and comprehensive background means that you get a midwifery team with extensive experience and knowledge.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #homebirthsandiego #noplacelikehome #sandiegomidwifery #midwiferyteam ⁣ ...

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⁣🌿Allison🌿 Allison Hervey is a student midwife at Mother to Mother Midwifery. While spending time traveling and volunteering on a biodynamic farm, she realized that she kept seeing Ina May Gaskin’s Spiritual Midwifery book. After hearing the home birth stories of friends and fellow volunteers, she decided to read the book.⁣ She did and knew she wanted to become a midwife. ⁣ ⁣What Allison loves most about midwifery is working with people and really getting to know the families that she serves. ⁣ ⁣ When Allison isn’t busy getting lots of midwifery experience, she loves to practice yoga and go trail running. She also tends to her herb and veggie garden.⁣ ⁣ Fun fact: Allison created Balanced Birth Childbirth Education and teaches the series which helps families prepare physically and emotionally for birth. #studentmidwife #midwifery #homebirth #sandiegohomebirth #birthmatters #childbirtheducation #birthempowerment ...

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⁣ With news and recommendations related to the novel Coronavirus (Covid19) changing rapidly, many families are exploring options outside of the hospital. Our skilled team of midwives is here to help.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨Accepting late transfers. This means that eligible families can still transfer care even if they are full term.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨Sliding scale fee for those who are full term/nearing full term. Our fee includes the remainder of your prenatal care, your birth, and postpartum care for you AND your baby. This means that you and your baby can stay home and stay safe.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨ Pay per visit appointments. We offer prenatal and postpartum appointments.⁣ ⁣ ✨Telemedicine appointments. The option to receive prenatal midwifery care from the comfort of your home. See blog post in our bio!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #homebirth #birthmatters #birthbecomesher #familycenteredbirth #midwifery #empoweredbirth #sandiegohomebirth #pregnancy #waterbirth #covid19 #quarantine⁣ #noplacelikehome ...

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💕Joanna 💕 Joanna Bronkema began her midwifery career in a hospital setting, she went on to work in a birth center and has now been attending homebirths for over 2 years. ⁣ ⁣ Joanna was working as a biologist when she discovered midwifery. She watched the film “The Business of Being Born” and it inspired her to become trained as a doula. She began attending births with midwives and fell in love with birth and midwifery.⁣ ⁣ When she’s not midwife-ing Joanna loves to go on hikes. She also loves to dance. Her favorite is Latin dance like salsa and bachata 💃 ⁣ ⁣ Fun fact: Joanna travelled to Guatemala to learn Spanish and worked with traditional Guatamalan midwives while she was there. ...

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We do not wish to add to any feelings of panic or fear, but we do want to make ourselves available.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you are a low risk pregnant person, you have options.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you are in need of prenatal care and no longer feel comfortable visiting your providers medical office, we are available for supplemental prenatal care.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If the hospital no longer feels like the safest or best choice for you, we are accepting eligible families wishing to transfer care.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Call our office line to speak with one of our skilled midwives and see if you are a candidate for midwifery care.⁣ ⁣ #sandiegohomebirth #homebirthissafebirth #midwifestrong ...

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💥Nikki💥 ⁣ Nikki Helms joined the Mother to Mother Midwifery team in 2019. Nikki was inspired to be a midwife when she learned about the health disparities in birth for women of color. When she heard that women of color have better outcomes in out of hospital birth settings, she wanted to be a part of those better outcomes.⁣ ⁣ Nikki is extremely passionate about education, especially birth education. One of Nikki’s proudest accomplishments was winning a grant and using the money to help train and inform local practitioners on transgender birth; bridging the gap and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people in midwifery. ⁣ ⁣ When Nikki’s not midwife-ing she likes to read and play the Sims on her computer and catch up on sleep 😴 ⁣ ⁣ Fun fact: Nikki loves birth and midwifery themed shirts and gear and she’s got some good ones! ⁣ ⁣ #doulawisdom #midwiferycareforall #empoweredbirth #queerbirth #blackbirthmatters #sandiegohomebirth ...

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We are partnering up with @shopgoodco to celebrate #mommastrong March 💪🏽 💜 Did you know that midwife means “with woman?” Midwifery is all about woman-centered care and partnering with women to meet their health and wellness needs from a holistic perspective. If you’ve ever been curious about midwifery care, or you want to supplement the care you’re getting from other providers... this is a great opportunity to see what midwifery care is all about! This month we’re offering a 1 hour visit with one of our midwives for just $99. The visit can be in the office or via Skype or FaceTime as well for those in California that don’t want to leave the house! We can only do those remote visits for select appointments so call to ask if you qualify. Here are some ways you can use your visit: -well woman appt (pap/breast exam) -conception counseling/ or natural family planning consult -nutrition before/during/after pregnancy -optimal fetal positioning for labor -postpartum planning and care -and more... Visit our website to purchase this special offer or call us if you have questions (link in bio) #midiwferycareforall #womancenteredcare #wellwomancare #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #wellness #sandiegowellness ...

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☀️Sunshine☀️ ⁣ Sunshine Chrispeels is a cofounder/owner of Mother to Mother Midwifery and she considers this one of her proudest accomplishments as a midwife. In addition to supporting birthing families, the practice helps to support student and other midwives, office staff and other people who have been involved with the practice. ⁣ ⁣ Her favorite thing about midwifery is how dynamic it is. Midwifery requires the balance of a strong knowledge and skill set as well as the heart to support families emotionally. ⁣ ⁣ When she’s not midwife-ing, Sunshine loves to garden and care for her fruit trees, vegetables, and indoor jungle. She enjoys dancing and concerts and spending time with her large family but she also appreciates her quiet, alone time.⁣ ⁣ Fun fact: Sunshine has a local Air Bnb @mermaidsgardenloft and it’s a beautiful little⁣ sanctuary.⁣ #sandiegomidwifery #homebirthmidwife #plantlady #familycenteredbirth #mothertomothermidwifery ...

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When you honor the importance of birth and you know the impact that it has... you care for the whole family more consciously. #midwiferymodelofcare #onlyhomebirth #birthmatters #oxytocinadvocates #homebirth #midwifery #familycenteredbirth #knowbetterdobetter ...

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🌺Brooke🌺 In 2011 Brooke Ray cofounded Mother to Mother Midwifery because she felt strongly that homebirth is a superior option for healthy mothers and babies.⁣⁣ ⁣ She is a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife and has clinical experience in both the hospital and birth center settings. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Her favorite thing about being a homebirth midwife is supporting new families. ⁣⁣ “It takes a big heart to bring a baby into the world and I love working with people at that stage of life.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Brooke is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 3. When she’s not midwife-ing she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoying San Diego's mountains and beaches ⁣ ⁣⁣ Fun fact: Brooke acted as midwife to her cofounder and fellow midwife Sunshine #homebirth #birthmatters #birthbecomesher #familycenteredbirth #midwifery #empoweredbirth #sandiegohomebirth #pregnancy #waterbirth #midwiferycare ...

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Shortly after this photo was taken @kristibjorkman birthed her baby girl into her own hands 💞 ⁣ “How cool is it that my hands were the very first to touch and hold her” ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #homebirth #birthmatters #birthbecomesher #familycenteredbirth #midwifery #empoweredbirth #sandiegohomebirth #pregnancy #waterbirth #birthsupport #mothertomothermidwifery ...

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Many people hear midwife and think... birth attendant or baby catcher. We do really love supporting birthing families,that’s true! ⁣ ⁣ BUT⁣ ⁣ You can also see us for other health and wellness needs like: ⁣ 🌼well person/gynecology visits⁣ 🌼 family planning and contraception ⁣ 🌼 miscarriage and loss care ⁣ 🌼 newborn/postpartum home care ⁣ 🌼 and many other services⁣ ⁣ When you see us you receive the “midwifery model of care:” 💛 person centered ⁣ 💛 open and non judgemental ⁣ 💛 trauma informed ⁣ 💛 collaborative ⁣ ⁣ It’s our goal to partner with you to provide holistic and sensitive care. ⁣ ⁣ Stay tuned for more details on the variety of services we provide. ⁣ #midwiferyforall #midwiferymodelofcare #wellpersoncare #wellwomancare #sandiegohealthandwellness #holistichealth #traumainformedcare ⁣ ⁣ ...

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Repost @robinjeanfox We feel honored to be a part of your birth and wellness 🙏🏼 SHAMELESS PLUG: I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll say it a million more. The care of a midwife is like no other. In both pregnancy and well woman check ups, the care goes beyond physical, but also dives into the state of your heart and mind, in order to achieve individualized care that is thorough and wholistic. Intentional and professional care by women, for women. I could not be more thankful. ...

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On Wednesdays we gather 💫⁣ ⁣ Every Wednesday @ 11 we meet @natureswhisper . We talk about breastfeeding and mothering and well... everything. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry. Mostly, we listen, we support, we raise each other up. ⁣ It’s a beautiful and powerful little community and we would love for you to join us anytime. #breastfeedingsupport #motheringthemother #postpartumsupport #sandiegobreastfeedinggroup ...

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Dealing with your insurance company probably isn’t part of your postpartum plans...⁣ ⁣ We handle billing/reimbursement in house!!⁣ ⁣ That means that you don’t have to deal with a third party biller OR do the work of getting reimbursed yourself.⁣ ⁣ Our billing expert,Maureen,takes care of everything for you. ⁣ Check our website (link in bio) or give us a call to see if we work with your insurance and what reimbursement may look like for you. ...

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These are the components of a little beautification project happening at the office soon. A plan is hatching to making a little succulent filled rest station outside the door...it’s spring and We all are wanting to freshen the space up! @followthesunsd @mothertomothermidwifery #midwifesgarden #sunshinetherapy #colortherapy #creativeuseofspace #mermaidsgardenloft #laboroflove #greenyourfeed #cactuslover #succulents #sacredgeometry #botanicalpickmeup #livingwithplants #plantsmakepeeoplehappy ...

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Savoring the season...⁣ ⁣repost: @madisungray Dear younger me, wild things can still happen in slowness + stillness. ⁣ #candidchildhood #motherhoodunplugged #slowchildhood #minimalistmama #homebirthmama #thirdtrimester #slowliving #veganpregnancy #pregnancydiary ...

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💙 Reunited 💙 Allison “caught” baby Moshe back on October 27th. Here they are again... and it looks like they coordinated outfits.⁣ ⁣ Allison is a 3rd year midwifery student and has been with us since October 2019. #mozhamama #homebirth #midwifecuddles ...

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Little personal post from me...My plant obsession is sometimes sentimental! I received two beautiful gifts this year from mamas I’ve taken care of. The hand made vase and that gorgeous begonia cutting. I sit here at this window with my morning coffee and smile! My life’s work is in sheltering and taking care if people! The introvert me sometimes finds it overwhelming but I the ❤️ centered human basks in the rewards. #midwifesgarden #plantsmakepeoplehappy #colortherapy #sunshinetherapy #windandsea #mermaidsgardenloft #bragging #springhassprung shoutout to @contemporaryartifacts @arielsrf ...

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In preparation for birth, we talk about comfort measures... rest, hydration, massage, position changes. While all of these are so important and helpful... for many labors, or at some point in each labor, comfort isn’t available. Sometimes we have to be comfortable with the discomfort, the challenge, the intensity. Sometimes that’s the lesson that birth teaches us. It’s ok to be uncomfortable. You are strong, you keep going through the discomfort, you can do hard things. Step by step. Little by little. One wave at a time. #keeptheoxytocinflowing #homebirth #sandiegohomebirth #midwiferycare ...

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We just love getting pictures and updates of growing babies... and bellies 😊 This sweet girl, Bjork, is 3 months old and she’s alllll smiles. Keep em coming... no seriously... spam us with the bump and baby pics 🙌🏽 #sandiegomidwife #mothertomothermidwifery #sandiegohomebirth ...

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The Mother to Mother ladies...celebrating an amazing year of supporting families, catching babies, and growing this practice that we love so much ❤️ Just missing @your_community_midwife_ Nikki. ...

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😴 Rest! Rest! Rest! When you feel those first sensations of labor it’s easy to get excited, maybe start telling others, timing your contractions... buuuuut rest should be the priority. Settle into bed and allow those early labor sensations to just be. Your body will let you know when it’s time to get up and do something different. #mothertomothermidwifery #sandiegohomebirth #homebirth #midwiferycare ...

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✨vulnerability = strength birth is so unique in the way that it challenges us. Sometimes that challenge is physical... sometimes it is emotional... or mental... or spiritual. How did birth challenge you? 📸 @alemdolharfotografia #homebirth #mothertomothermidwifery #labor #birth #bornathome ...

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“A woman in birth is at once her most powerful, and most vulnerable. But any woman who has birthed unhindered understands that we are stronger than we know.” – Marcie Macari ...

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Repost: @peacewithbirth How YOUR body adapts to pregnancy ❤️ Lets discuss the magically change that happens to your haematological (blood) system during pregnancy. I promise you will understand this and be in awe by the time you finish reading. Your blood volume consists of red blood cells and plasma (the stuff your red blood cells swims in). This blood volume increases by 50% and even more when you’ve got twins on board. All of this extra blood flow is giving your heart a workout! 💪🏼 pumping all this blood through your body increasing your “cardiac output” also known as 💖 rate!. All of this extra blood also provides a hypervolaemia effect which means more fluid! this helps the extra demands for circulation around your body. For example you know how you get super hot in pregnancy 🔥 and you don’t even have to do anything! well this is because so much energy is being used even on rest! (hello, creating life over here) and this energy produces heat. Never fear because all of this extra blood will direct itself to your skin and assists in heat loss 🌬. Also! this extra blood volume helps to maintain your blood pressure which is especially important during your third trimester as your blood magically finds its home mainly in the lower part of your body (*cough* swollen feet *cough*). ✨Whats your blood playing at! Don’t worry your body just does this to protect you from a haemorrhage at birth. No biggie. Our bodies are amazing. #empoweringwomen #empoweredbirthproject🎶🎶 ...

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Cheers to a new year and all the potential it brings ✨ Wishing you all a radiant and fierce 2020!! 📷:@birthofamama ⁣ ...

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Repost from: @madisungray First pregnancy: *obsessively refreshing pregnancy app daily for any updates. Second pregnancy: well shoot THREE weeks went by?? Only three more months till we meet you lil bean! But hey, cook as long as you like. No rush. #naturalmama #pregnantbelly #christmasdecorating #bumpdate #homebirthmama #veganpregnancy ...

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Patience... just one of the many lessons our babies teach us. What lessons are you learning from your little ones??? ...

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