Veyda Istelle, born February 5th, 2012 weighing 7 poundsWyatt George was born on October 9th, 2012 weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches longTitus James born February 6th, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ouncesRobert Conner born in water on February 13th, 2011 weighing 8 pounds, 8 ouncesSophia Grace born in March of 2012 weighing 10 pounds, 2 ouncesQuentin Isaiah born December 22nd, 2011 weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Believe Midwifery Services would like to thank the Lucas family for their sacrifice so that we may live free.Ryleigh Marie born September 23rd, 2012 weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces
Veyda Istelle, born February 5th, 2012 weighing 7 pounds
Wyatt George was born on October 9th, 2012 weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. VBAC success!
Penelope Mae born April 6th 2014, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces
Desmond Michael Sage born August 21st, 2013 weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces
Desmond Michael Sage and Dad, born August 21st
Mercedes Noelle was born December 22nd, 2013 into Daddy's hands weighing nine pounds, seven ounces.
Jean Grey & Penny Nicole both attended by Penny Lane CNM
Ashley, mother of Levi, born weighing 11 pounds
Titus James born February 6th, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces
Robert Conner born in water on February 13th, 2011 weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces
Sophia Grace born in March of 2012 weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces
Quentin Isaiah born December 22nd, 2011 weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces.

Believe Midwifery Services would like to thank the Lucas family for their sacrifice so that we may live free.
Ryleigh Marie born September 23rd, 2012 weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

"It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has." Sir William Osler

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Happiness is underrated and critically important to health. Seriously! Unfortunately, many people just have no idea how to be happy. Aviva Romm

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Physicians simply do not have time to be what patients want them to be: open-minded, knowledgeable teachers and caregivers who can hear and understand their needs. Snyderman and Weil

Food for Thought #1

They say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourselves. Andy Warhol

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To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. Johann Wolfgang von Goether

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"Birth isn’t about avoiding one set of realities in favor of another. It’s about embracing all facets of birth--contradictory, messy, or unpleasant as some might be--as vital to the whole." Rixa Freeze PhD

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Why I appreciate being a certified nurse-midwife, as opposed to choosing another route for midwifery: I feel learning the science is vital so the art of midwifery is safe and effective. Dr. Penny Lane, nurse-midwife

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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

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"Science and uncertainty are inseparable companions. Beware of those who are very certain about things. There are no absolute truths in biological sciences - only hypotheses... 'We need to train medical students and residents more in the art of uncertainty and less in the spirit that everything can be known or that it even needs to be known.'" Grimes (1986)

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American physicians are rewarded for doing things to patients, not for keeping them well. Grimes, 1986

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The false idol of technology. "Having a widget screwed into one's scalp has become an American birthright." Grimes, 1986

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"Between 1985 and 1987, a hospital instituted a successful program to reduce its cesarean rate. The rate fell from 18% to 12%, losing the hospital $1 million in revenues - no small sum in those days." Goer & Romano, 2012, p 37

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"Obstetricians are much more likely to perform a cesarean when they wrongly believe the baby weighs 4000 g or more based on sonographic estimates than when the baby actually weighs this much but the obstetrician did not suspect it." Goer & Romaro, 2012, p 35

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"If you play God, you will be blamed for natural disasters." Marsden Wagner (2006)

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An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. Anatole France

Food for Thought #3

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth also is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman PhD (1996)

Food for Thought #4

Believe there is always, always, always a way.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't. THOMAS EDISON

Food for Thought #5

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer

Food for Thought #2

Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.

Psalm 22:9