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#15: Birthing with a Midwife with Jamin Sylvada

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Have you thought about birthing naturally at home or in a birth center? Have you considered a water birth? If so, a midwife is the birthing practioner you'll likely be using.  Midwives have been around for thousands of years (they were even mentioned in the Book of Genesis). While midwives attend a small minority of births in the U.S., in the countries with the best pregnancy outcomes, midwives are the primary care providers for pregnant and birthing moms.  In fact a 2013 study in the U.S. found the same thing (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/midwifery-benefits_n_3787058.html). 

On tonight's show, midwife Jamin Sylvada of San Diego Midwife answers common questions, including:

  • What do midwives do?  What care do they provide?
  • When would I hire a midwife?
  • What are the benefits of birthing at home?  Birth center?
  • What are the benefits of water birth?
  • How does a midwife ensure she'll be available for my birth?
  • What about medical interventions (drugs, etc.)?
  • How safe is it to birth at home wiht a midwife?

Tune in to get your questions answered. 

Find out more about Jamin and San Diego Midwife at http://sandiegomidwife.com/.

Link San Diego Midwife on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-Midwife/190905674270545

 

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