Baby Audrey was one of our August babies, now 6 weeks old. Her mama, Jennifer, appreciated our postpartum home visits so she could follow the Chinese tradition of "sitting the month," which included help with baby, lots of rest, and nutritious foods to build back up her qi after childbirth. Now they are all thriving and strong as they return to usual active life! Learn more about this tradition that supports a new parent in their rest and recovery: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/postpartum-confinement-chinese-medicine-new-mothers
We love doing home visits. Families are getting ready to meet their new baby, and are preparing their space for labor. As a bonus, we get to travel around our lovely Vermont! During our most recent home visit, this rainbow appeared in our client's backyard!
I am always impressed by the strength and courage of birthers. Here is one staying focused and working hard. In less than an hour from the time this photo was taken, she had her baby in her arms!
We love seeing couples welcome their first baby! This new family was here at the office for their 6 week check up. Everyone was happy, healthy, and full of smiles for us!
Neighbors made this mama scarecrow for one of our clients. We think she's a great way to celebrate summer, the garden, and the new mama to be!
It's always fun to get a visit from one of our babies! They grow so fast. We love this kid's onesie-- maybe he should be our mascot?
We often get questions about our birth tub. How big is it? How is it set up? We bring it to your home and set it up, then pack it up after your birth. It is made of soft plastic, and we have a system for keeping it filled with warm water for hours! Some people have their babies in the tub, and many enjoy the relaxing feeling of the warm water. It has a liner that is unique for each person, and never reused, so the entire tub stays clean at all times. It can be set up anywhere in your home. Here is a lovely spot in baby's nursery!
Did you see us at the Community Baby Shower and Family Resource Fair in St. Albans today? We were giving out goodies and talking about home birth!
Hello! My name is April. I created this blog while working at Full Spectrum Midwifery. Although it is now inactive, there's still lots of great stories and information here-- enjoy!