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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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Ahhh😍 this photo of @moderncrunchmom... you can just feel the love, the support, the connection. What a beautiful way to welcome a new baby ❤️ And one of our midwives, Nikki, providing that perfect balance of support and privacy to this birthing family. #homebirth #familycenteredbirth #mothertomothermidwifery ...

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Those smiles say it all.... complete and total bliss! @monetnicolebirths ...

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postpartum snuggles and tiny baby toes 😍 📷 repost: @thefirsthello #postpartum #fourthtrimester #skintoskin midwife #mothertomothermidwifery #homebirth #thefirsthello ...

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💚Newborn Care After uninterrupted bonding and breastfeeding, your midwives will assess your baby. This exam and care is repeated at 24 hours, 3 days, and 1 week of life. After the first week of life, your baby can be cared for by a pediatrician... and we’re happy to provide referrals so that you can choose a great pediatrician before you give birth. Homebirth incorporates the family into the newborn exam. You’ll weigh your baby, observe their reflexes and discuss signs of well being. This is homebirth 💚 📷:@melissamaddenphotography Thanks to @arielsrf and family for sharing! 👶🏻👶🏼👶🏽👶🏾👶🏿 #homebirth #midwiferycare #mothertomothermidwifery #newborn #postpartum #familycenteredbirth ...

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The Fourth Trimester 💚 What helped you feel supported during your postpartum season? #postpartum #thefourthtrimester #midwifery #mothertomothermidwifery ...

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💫 Only Homebirth 💫 Imagine birthing your baby in the comfort and safety of your own home... surrounded by a familiar, loving, and supportive team. Imagine after your baby emerges, you get back into your bed (or stay there 😊) for uninterrupted skin to skin and bonding time. Imagine a calm, restful recovery with newborn and postpartum care provided by skilled midwives who come to you. Imagine honoring the transition to motherhood, integrating your birth experience, and embracing this new season of life peacefully and privately at home. This is homebirth 💚 📷:@melissamaddenphotography Thanks to @arielsrf and family for sharing! #homebirth #onlyhomebirth #mothertomotherymidwifery #midwifery #postpartum #fourthtrimester #familycenteredbirth ...

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Share your Mother to Mother Midwifery story on Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered in a raffle for the wonderful Weleda products for Mom and Baby. The winner will be announced on November 5th! ...

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Welcome to the world Baby Kiara, born on 9/18/19 at 11:21, weighed 7lb8oz. Her mom climbed Mt Everest and says giving birth to her daughter was even more thrilling! ...

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Workin it at PregoExpo! We talked to dozens and dozens of expectant mothers about homebirth. ...

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