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Author: Kelly Gray

Welcoming our new student midwife, Batya!

January 22, 2016
By in Practitioners with 0 Comments

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The cycle of midwifery continues at Thrive. Come the first week of February, we are honored and excited to welcome Batya Friedland into the Thrive family as one of our apprentice midwives. We've been smitten with Batya since meeting her and reading her beautiful website (which we encourage you to check out).  Batya is a…

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An Interview with an Apprentice Midwife

January 12, 2016
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At the end of the year, having student midwives at Thrive is bittersweet. They've caught babies, they've smiled into mamas eyes, they've held the hands of partners, they've cleaned a few birth rooms. They are trusted team players who are leaving the center to support other communities. Typically, student midwives are new to midwifery. However,…

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The Wisdom of Water Birth

August 26, 2015
By in Holistic Parenting Blog with 0 Comments

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When a laboring woman steps into the birth tub the atmosphere changes, voices quiet and the softness of her body is noticeable. Midwives have known for decades that warm water is one of the most powerful tools we have in reducing pain and tension in child birth. And yet, in the medical model of care,…

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DIY Baby Massage Bars

July 17, 2015
By in New Babies Born with 0 Comments

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Baby Massage Balms ~Tessa Mancini Gillen, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Mama Baby massage is a sweet ritual that is unfortunately greatly underutilized. It provides a solution for many new baby woes including to help with weight gain in preterm babies, decreasing stress levels across the board, easing the symptoms of colic, soothing tummy issues, aiding with teething…

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