MidValley Birthing Services

MidValley Birthing Services Julia Bailey, CPM, LDM, IBCLC and Liz Baer, CPM, LDM Prenatal & Birthing Services • Initial consultation without charge or obligation • Scheduled comprehensive prenatal visits to meet your needs with little or no waiting time. • On call 24 hours 7 days a week for situations requiring immediate care • Complete OB lab work-up without excessive testing unless requested. • Ultrasound • Nutritional counseling • Holistic care for the physical, psychological and social welfare of mother and baby. • Continuous care during labor and birth by midwives • Labor and or birth in water, if requested • Postpartum visits for mom and baby at 24-36 hours, 3-4 days, 1-2 weeks, and 6 weeks Advantages During Labor and Birth • Presence of family and friends welcomed • Loving, attentive labor support • Relaxed atmosphere • Freedom to eat and drink in labor • Freedom to walk and change positions • Water Birth Option • Minimal handling of baby after birth (baby is put directly on mom’s chest) • Dad can catch and / or cut cord • NO routine IV or episiotomy • NO drugs, forceps, bright lights or unnecessary vaginal exams • NO hurry the labor, as long as mom and baby are well • NO separation of mom and baby • Breast feeding support and education • Midwife/apprentice availability after birth • Follow up care of mom and baby after birth through 6 weeks postpartum
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Fairfax Birth Care
10/05/2020

Fairfax Birth Care

Do you recognize this picture? Is this a picture of you? This image from Pixar’s “UP” is a scene likely missed by most of its child viewers, but ripped the hearts out of every mother and father that has sat in a puddle of loss, a baby gone.

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. 1 in 4 women suffer from the loss of their baby through pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. There are likely SEVERAL women on your news feed who have suffered this loss. And you don’t know about it. We must end the stigma around miscarriage and infertility. We must share our stories so that others may come forward to share theirs. It’s time to shatter the silence.

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.”

I see you. I hear you. I love you. I love your baby. Feel free to use this post to share your stories of loss, redemption, and to say your bab(ies) name(s).

#shatterthesilence #miscarriage #fertilityjourney #pregnancyloss #infantloss #birthsupport #pregnancyafterloss #losssupport

10/02/2020
10/01/2020
09/30/2020

Happy 1st birthday to Declan!

09/28/2020

Live in Lebanon and want to plan your home birth? We go there!

Just call 541-928-1002 to set up your first appointment.

Aviva Romm, MD
09/26/2020

Aviva Romm, MD

PCOS affects over 5 million women in the US. That’s 1 in 10 of us, our sisters, aunties, mamas, friends. Yet, as with so many conditions that affect women, doctors say they still don’t know what causes it. Women’s health is a low research priority and so is teaching this stuff in medical school. After all - we’re women - we should just deal with it, right?

Wrong! But we have to be scrappy and empowered and learn the solutions doctors don’t. My hope is to make that a helluva lot easier for you.

PCOS is no joke. Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, struggle with binge eating (nope, it’s not your willpower!), get diagnosed with a fertility problem, and are at risk for sleep apnea, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Its symptoms are also the most common reasons that women wind up on the Pill long term. So let’s start by identifying the most common symptoms:
🔸 Irregular periods or frequently skipped periods
🔸 Acne (especially cystic acne)
🔸 Weight gain for no clear reason
🔸 Unwanted facial (or other) hair
🔸 Hair thinning or hair loss
🔸 Darkening of the skin in the armpits, back of the neck, or groin

(Plus the depression, etc., I already mentioned).

Initially, PCOS was thought to be a condition caused by imbalances in the “sex hormones,” but for about 70% of women, insulin resistance is an underlying factor. There are also strong environmental and lifestyle factors, like endocrine disruptor exposure and diet, that can trigger the condition - or set off a genetic predisposition.

If you’ve been struggling with any of the symptoms I’ve described or were put on the Pill for them, head over to the ⭐Link below and step out of confusion and into your power with:
✨ More info on PCOS
✨ How to know if you have it
✨ The truth about testing
✨ The PCOS Natural Rx

If you have PCOS, your genes don’t have to dictate your destiny – but you may have to work a little harder with diet and lifestyle if this is part of the hand you’ve been dealt with. You do not have to spend your life struggling - or on the Pill just to cope, unless that’s your treatment of choice. You’re not alone and you have choices.

https://avivaromm.com/pcos-natural-prescription/

🎨 Artwork: @alliefolino

Sometimes even lactation consultants experience nursing challenges, like feet in your face.
09/25/2020

Sometimes even lactation consultants experience nursing challenges, like feet in your face.

09/24/2020
It is never too late (or too early) to plan your home birth.
09/24/2020

It is never too late (or too early) to plan your home birth.

09/23/2020
09/21/2020

Live in Sweet Home and want to plan your home birth? We go there!

Just call 541-928-1002 to set up your first appointment.

09/19/2020
Even when it’s yucky outside.
09/18/2020

Even when it’s yucky outside.

Black women and babies die at a higher rate than any other group in the American healthcare system. The continuity of ca...
09/15/2020
Black women again turn to midwives, some fearing coronavirus in hospitals

Black women and babies die at a higher rate than any other group in the American healthcare system. The continuity of care that out of hospital midwifery provides adds a layer of safety so families aren’t slipping through the cracks.

In recent decades, black women have generally shunned midwifery, a tradition among slaves from Africa. Now there are signs it is making a comeback.

Know what to expect in the beginning.
09/15/2020

Know what to expect in the beginning.

09/14/2020

Live in Albany and want to plan your home birth? We go there!

Just call 541-928-1002 to set up your first appointment.

09/14/2020
09/13/2020

Happy 1st birthday to Uzziel!

Welcome baby James! James is the fourth baby for Daishja and Sabie and was born at their home in Salem on September 6th....
09/11/2020

Welcome baby James! James is the fourth baby for Daishja and Sabie and was born at their home in Salem on September 6th.

We were honored to be chosen to work with their family for their HBAC (home birth after Cesarean) and have enjoyed getting to know them and their kiddos.

(Shared with permission)

09/11/2020
Welcome baby Azalea! She was born at her home in Albany on September 8th, and is the first baby for Nicole and Brian.Aza...
09/11/2020

Welcome baby Azalea! She was born at her home in Albany on September 8th, and is the first baby for Nicole and Brian.

Azalea weighed in at 8lb, 14oz, and Nicole totally rocked her labor and pushing!

We’ve enjoyed getting to know their family, and also learned during labor and postpartum that we have similar taste in television shows and movies (maybe why they liked us?).

(Shared with permission)

09/08/2020
Sweet Home Volunteer Firefighter Association

Sweet Home Volunteer Firefighter Association

UPDATE 5:20PM - UPPER CALAPOOIA DR AND HOLLEY ARE UNDER A LEVEL TWO EVACUATION. Sweet Home continues to be at a Level One.

UPDATE: FOSTER UP THROUGH CASCADIA HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A LEVEL ONE NOTICE.

The City of Sweet Homeand surrounding areas are under a Level One - Be Ready Evacuation Notice... see below.

Level 1: READY - Level 1 evacuations are an Alert. Residents should be aware of a danger that exists. Now is the time to “Get Ready”. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and prepare for relocating family members, pets and livestock. Refine your evacuation plans and gather the things you will need if you must evacuate.

Level 2: SET - Level 2 evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area. Now is the time to be set for immediate evacuation. Residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or designated area or with family/friends outside the area or be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Level 3: GO! - Level 3 means there is immediate danger. GO NOW! You are advised to evacuate immediately.

#OregonFire

09/08/2020

The MidValley Birthing family is expanding in April 2021! Julia is thrilled to be expecting her fourth child, and we are so excited for her, Sam, and their kids. We are looking forward to lots of baby snuggles at office meetings next year.

09/07/2020
We support VBAC moms. At home as your midwife or in the hospital as your doula.
09/06/2020

We support VBAC moms. At home as your midwife or in the hospital as your doula.

We work primarily with moms and babies, sure, but we are here for/with your whole family through pregnancy, birth, and p...
09/06/2020

We work primarily with moms and babies, sure, but we are here for/with your whole family through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Not in our practice! The people who live in your home don’t pose any more risk to me than you do. Partners and kids will always be welcome at appointments and births.

Midwife brunch, and we all ordered the same thing 😂
09/05/2020

Midwife brunch, and we all ordered the same thing 😂

“Women should be informed that the absolute risk of birth-related perinatal death associated with VBAC is extremely low ...
09/05/2020
VBAC: making a mountain out of a molehill

“Women should be informed that the absolute risk of birth-related perinatal death associated with VBAC is extremely low and comparable to the risk for nulliparous [first baby/birth] women in labour.”

VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) is big. A google search for ‘vbac’ results in ‘about 795,000’ results. Reviews, guidelines, policies and statements are being produced b…

Did You Have a Baby in 2020? | Bonfire
09/04/2020
Did You Have a Baby in 2020? | Bonfire

Did You Have a Baby in 2020? | Bonfire

Grab your limited edition Did You Have a Baby in 2020? merchandise before the campaign closes. Featuring Black Infant Onesies, professionally printed in the USA.

Welcome baby Evyn! This cute guy is the second baby for Alexis and Kyle and was born in Mill City on August 24th.Alexis ...
09/01/2020

Welcome baby Evyn! This cute guy is the second baby for Alexis and Kyle and was born in Mill City on August 24th.

Alexis rocked her HBAC (home birth after Cesarean).

Congratulations Alexis and Kyle!

(Shared with permission)

09/01/2020

Happy birthday to Sequoia and Ameliana, our non-twin birthday buddies from 9/1/19!

08/31/2020

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