motherhood   /   life with baby    /    parenthood   /   health & wellness   /   clients

What you need to know about the umbilical cord after your baby is born. In those first crucial minutes immediately after the birth of your baby something important is happening…

view post

So, you had a caesarean birth with your first baby and now you’re thinking about having another baby. Here’s what you need to know about giving birth naturally after a c-section. You may be wondering what are your options? Many people believe the myth of “once a caesarean, always a cesarean”, and while for some women this is true, but for many people it doesn’t have to be.

view post

As we do every year, we have reached out to families to share their birth stories from the perspective of their little one – a love letter, if you will, to their midwifery team. We want to thank the incredible midwives that work in our communities for their dedication, especially during these uncertain times when their work puts them and their families at risk to continue to offer their unparalleled care to birthing families.

view post

Happy International Day of the Midwife to the amazing midwives who work in our communities! The theme for this year is Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights. Celebrating this special day has become a sort of tradition for us, as we reach out to families and ask them for “Love Letters” written from the perspective of their Little Ones who were brought into the world under midwifery care.

view post

Some days, being a midwife means a quiet afternoon at home watching movies and having quality family time. And other days, it means ten calls, three births, and a handful of home visits.

view post

One of the major questions us doulas get asked is what to pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby. The majority of birthing families are searching for hospital bag lists on the internet or getting them from their local hospital and do you know what we have realized?

view post

Every year on May 5th we celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. This year’s theme is “Midwives leading the way with quality care”. Last year, we reached out to the families of Headwater Hills for Love Letters from their Little Ones to their midwives, and the response was overwhelming. We loved these letters so much that we reached out again this past week and have received the most beautiful stories and photos.

view post

re you thinking about having a midwife or a traditional OBGYN. Here’s 5 reasons to have a midwife deliver your baby. We asked local Georgetown midwife, Nina Couto to share with us 5 unique aspects of midwifery care that she believes her clients benefit from.

view post

Linda Stahl has been working with pregnant women and babies for over twenty years, first as a childbirth educator and doula, and later as a midwife. Linda feels that being a midwife is central to who she is. It is a committed vocation, which is deeply satisfying. Linda enjoys making relationships with her clients and supporting them in their remarkable experience. A baby brings huge transitions physically and emotionally on every level, and navigating that experience with women is very rewarding. Linda enjoys knowing mothers well; caring for them with compassion and helping them have a safe and satisfying birth.

view post

When we reached out to the families in the Headwater Hills region to participate in a project supporting our local midwifery practice Midwives of Headwater Hills, we were overwhelmed by the response.

view post