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30 Day DIY Natural Skincare Challenge

30 Day DIY Natural Skincare Challenge

Polysorbate-20. Sodium Laurel Sulfate. Parabens. Phthalates. Formaldehyde. Fragrance. Have you ever looked at an ingredient list on your personal care products and thought, what the HECK is all this junk? On my journey to live a more toxin-free life and (hopefully) increase my chances of getting pregnant, I started to put my lifestyle under a […]

Miss Michael’s First Year

Miss Michael’s First Year

This post is SO late, but I wanted to share anyway… This past spring, Kristina had been with our practice a full year so I sent her a list of questions to check in and see what she thought about her experience thus far. Here are her responses. Can you believe it has already been […]

Guest Post: Cindy Lybolt CPM

Guest Post: Cindy Lybolt CPM

Cindy Lybolt is a midwife practicing in the northwestern portion of Indiana, the area many local homebirth advocates growl about when speaking of homebirth because to say the hospitals, physicians, and unfortunately even the hospital-based nurse-midwives are unfriendly to homebirth, is quite the understatement. She has persevered and I’ve appreciated that about her. Quite honestly […]

Meet Rachel Hall

Meet Rachel Hall

This past year, we reached out to Dr. Elliott at Living with Intention, and found a like-minded group of practitioners. We were so thrilled!! Miss Michael later had lunch with Rachel Hall and was quite impressed with her expertise, and has since referred several of our clients her way. I asked Rachel to share a […]

Guest Post: Tamrha Richardson

Guest Post: Tamrha Richardson

Tamrha Richardson is a certified doula and works as a midwifery assistant for our practice. She has allowed me to share some of her insights. In the six years that I’ve worked as a Birth Doula, 99% of the births I attended, before working with the team at Believe, were in hospitals on Long Island […]

Meet Amy Robinson PT

Meet Amy Robinson PT

A Natural Solution for Infertility and Women’s Health Issues By Amy Robinson, PT Did you know that approximately 6,000,000 U.S. women are presently diagnosed with infertility? In addition, 60 percent of women in the U.S. experience pain with intercourse pain, also called dyspareunia, at some point in their lives. The good news is that infertility […]

Meet Vicki Danis DC

Meet Vicki Danis DC

Vicki Danis DC practices in Avon and sees a number of our clients. We have heard tremendous praise about her care from clients and certainly see the benefits of her work ourselves in the ease of which our clients birth and breastfeed. We are very thankful for her practice and passion for chiropractics. When I […]

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

 

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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

Food for Thought

"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