National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening: A Few Drops of Blood Can Save a Baby’s Life First Written For News-Herald Media September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and 2013 is the 50th anniversary of newborn screening nationally. The first newborn screening test was for PKU. Wisconsin began testing for PKU in 1965. MADISON — Welcoming a new baby … Continue reading National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Home Oriented Maternity Experience

Home Oriented Maternity Experience — “H.O.M.E. Meetings”  “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 … Continue reading Home Oriented Maternity Experience

A Privilege to Witness

Written by Midwife, Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM Something I wrote a couple of years ago after a home VBAC….. Yesterday I was a midwife more than a baby catcher. Some think that the 2 are always the same, but I know that they are not. Most of the time I catch a baby as the mother … Continue reading A Privilege to Witness

Bold for the cause…

“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 … Continue reading Bold for the cause…