My goal is to be bold for the cause of home birth and natural childbirth. We live in unusual times with the national cesarean rate above 30%; certain doctors' and hospital rates have soared beyond 50%. More than ninety percent of American births include drugs, I.V.'s, pulling babies out with instruments of great force and other invasive procedures. Vaginal births after cesarean are on the way out in the land of the free, home of the brave. Against these odds, we are at risk of forgetting how to give birth normally.
My prayer is that the recording and sharing of birth stories and natural childbirth information will serve to restore confidence in God and His design for us to bring forth our children in grace and strength.
Thinking about hiring a midwife for your prenatal, birth and
postpartum care? Drawn to the idea of giving birth to your
baby at home, in a birth center or having a water birth? Do
you wish to meet other families who have given birth at home
or in our birthing suites?
Please join us for an information-packed meeting about the
services and options that we offer at Oak Grove Midwifery of
Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is the first step toward
establishing your care with our midwives.
We will cover the midwives' background information,
experience level, and philosophy of care.
We will explain the registration process, insurance billing,
and self-pay arrangements.
We will answer your questions about how we handle unexpected
situations and emergencies.
The meeting is required for all new clients.
Due to the on-call nature of our duties, the meetings will
held on Wednesdays only. You may choose from the following
time-slots for group orientations:
Wednesday Mornings 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Afternoons 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We prefer that you attend the group orientation, however if
is impossible to attend at these times, we will do individual
orientations at limited times, by appointment on Wednesdays at
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Orientation meetings and individual appointments are
to cancellation without notice should the midwives be called
to a birth.
RSVP: (920) 328-5622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oriented Maternity Experience -- "H.O.M.E. Meetings"
pm - 3:00 pm Third Saturday of each month/ Group prenatal care
Parental Responsibilities, Advantages of Home
November 19, 2011
Psychological Aspects of Birth and Normal
December 17, 2011
Supplies, Equipment, Set-up
January 21, 2012
Unexpected Situations, Medical Considerations
February 18, 2012
Newborn Appearance, Breastfeeding and Care
"H.O.M.E. Meetings" are a tradition
of home birth families dating back to April, 1974 when a group
of five women conceived the idea of an educational
organization for couples needing information and support for
home birth. Since then, H.O.M.E. grew into a cohesive
group of parents and birth attendants who support safe home
birth in nearly every state in the U.S. and in Israel.
The H.O.M.E. series consists of five meetings which are
offered free of charge and cover all aspects of home
birth. Resources such as books, video showings,
literature and professional assistance are provided.
Mothers, fathers, family members, friends and any interested
persons are encouraged to participate in the full series
because it is the parents' responsibility to prepare for a
safe home birth.
The Home Oriented Maternity Experience is devoted to helping
couples achieve the optimum experience of a safe home birth;
bringing together those who have had home births, those who
want home birth, professionals and childbirth educators.
Midwife, Alice Skenandore, formerly of the Las Vegas Area
Midwives, introduced H.O.M.E. to northeast Wisconsin when she
re-located to Oneida in 1992. In conjunction with Alice
Skenandore and Wise Women Gathering Place, we began offering
H.O.M.E. meetings in August 1997. Since then we have had
the pleasure of organizing approximately 140 H.O.M.E. Meetings
and the honor of serving over 675 participants.
Oak Grove Midwifery of Green Bay,Wisconsin
Stacy Vandenput, CPM, LM
(920) 562-9058 PHONE
(920) 593-8136 FAX
The stories in this blog are in compliance with HIPAA regulation. Details have been changed to protect client privacy. This blog is not meant to offer or substitute midwifery or medical advice. Please contact a qualified health care provider for help evaluating your personal health concerns.