VBAC Options & Birth Statistics: Hernando County Edition | Spring Hill Home Birth Midwife

VBAC Options & Birth Statistics: Hernando County Edition | Spring Hill Home Birth Midwife

Hello families!  This blog was originally going to be a “VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) options in Hernando County”, as I have been noticing a lot of women in the local breastfeeding facebook group asking about VBAC-friendly providers.  The more I started digging into Hernando’s cesarean rates vs successful VBAC, the deeper into the rabbit hole I fell.  The numbers are alarming and unpromising, to say the least.

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My Midwife Was Charlie Rae Young Of Barefoot Birth: Part 6 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

My Midwife Was Charlie Rae Young Of Barefoot Birth: Part 6 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

"Wow!" That's what I tell people when they ask me about my home birth. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. Charlie accepted me and took over my prenatal care at 30 weeks. I had a c-section with my first baby and I knew that is not how I wanted to have this baby. "

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Homebirth and Private Insurance | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

Homebirth and Private Insurance | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

One of the top questions we answer is "will my insurance cover home birth?" The answer is not nearly as simple as the question so we thought it is about time someone broke it down clearly for families! In this explanation please know that we are speaking solely to our community here in Florida and things change region by region.

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My Midwife Was Charlie Rae Young Of Barefoot Birth: Part 5 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

My Midwife Was Charlie Rae Young Of Barefoot Birth: Part 5 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwife

"In 2014, we started care with Barefoot birth at roughly 18 weeks gestation. After a horrendous loss seven months prior due to a severe neural tube defect I was left with a such a bad taste in my mouth. All the mainstream doctors appointments, rotating doctors (who dont remember your names btw) and zero affection shown towards us as a family.

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My Midwife was Charlie Rae Young with Barefoot Birth Part: 3 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwifery

My Midwife was Charlie Rae Young with Barefoot Birth Part: 3 | Tampa Bay Home Birth Midwifery

"From the first email inquiring about services before I was even pregnant, to the 6 week postpartum visit, Charlie and Barefoot Birth provided exceptional care. I had experience with an ob/ gyn practice and also a midwife practice that delivered at a hospital with my first pregnancy and knew that I wanted something different for baby number 2."

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New Childbirth Education Classes with Barefoot Birth

New Childbirth Education Classes with Barefoot Birth

Barefoot Birth is excited to announce that we are expanding our childbirth education for clients! Six new classes are available for our clients to prepare them for their upcoming homebirth. The classes will be offered a rotation so we can support you throughout your entire pregnancy. These classes will replace the one day homebirth workshop. Education makes a huge impact on your labor and birth experience and we want to offer our clients every opportunity to learn and prepare.

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When a baby doesn't make it | Tampa Bay Midwife

When a baby doesn't make it | Tampa Bay Midwife

Early in the summer of 2014 my husband and I announced that we were expecting our third baby, due in January 2015. We were planning our first home birth and we were going to be "team green" and wait until the birth to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl. During my first trimester I couldn't help but feel like something was different about this pregnancy. 

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October is Loss Month | Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awarenessq

October is Loss Month  | Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awarenessq

In October 1988 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the entire month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage or infant loss. This is still something that is rarely talked about or shared in our society which leaves those affected with feelings of anger, shame, and loneliness. One way to cope with a loss is to talk about it and make an effort not to isolate yourself. Last year at the Community Roots Collective we held a lantern release for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and this year we are expanding our October events to reach more local families dealing with a loss. We want families to know they have a community there to support, acknowledge, and remember with them.

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The Nobility of Suffering | A Journey Through Motherhood

The Nobility of Suffering | A Journey Through Motherhood

We have lost our way, we have strayed from the path of compassion and knowledge, & instead we are inundated with snarky comments and hateful chastisements, typed in anonymity, and regarded as truth. As women we must demand more from society at large, and from each other. We are powerful, resourceful, and innovative; we must not tear each other down, we must come to each other’s defense, we must offer kindness, and empathy in the face of self righteous posturing.

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