Resources

GBS Information for ALL Clients

This page is also available in PDF – GBS Information Sheet from the Corpus Christi Birth Center If you wish to read more detailed information about Group B Strep (GBS), we recommend you start with this link:  http://evidencebasedbirth.com/groupbstrep/ This information is provided as a quick reference that includes the Corpus Christi Birth Center’s recommendations and protocols. How likely are you to become colonized with GBS? “Group B strep lives in the intestines and migrates down to the rectum, vagina, and urinary…

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To Whom it May Concern:

An Open Letter to Those Concerned about a Loved One Choosing a Home Birth Larry G. Overton, with Beth Overton, LM, CPM, Copyright © January 24, 2006 Congratulations! Someone you love has just chosen to employ the services of a midwife and have her baby at home. It’s an exciting, wonderful time, and your loved one and her baby are going to get the best of professional and personalized care. With a midwife attending her at home, she has the…

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Complications of Pregnancy

The following PDF documents are a collection of handouts on various topics. To view a document, click on the name. Preventing Urinary Tract Infections Alternative Treatments for Bladder and Urinary Tract Infections Natural Treatments for Colds Flu and Infections What is Echogenic Bowel?  Possible Natural Treatments for Herpes Natural Ways to Turn a Breech Baby Information about Uterine Fibroids Natural Ways to Treat or Prevent Varicosities and Hemorrhoids Treating Yeast

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Publications Required by Texas Depatment of State Health Services

You have been asked by your midwife to review the links on this page because Texas Law requires us to document that all pregnant women under our care receive these (or similar) publications.  Please visit each of these links and read the information.     In compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 81, Section 81.090,”Serological Testing During Pregnancy,” effective January 1, 2010, please read the following from the DSHS website: *  If You Are Pregnant or Think You…

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Breastfeeding Information

 We have collected some good articles and handouts on breastfeeding. We'd like to share them with you here.  The American Academy of Pediatrics on Breastfeeding This is an excellent article to take with you to the hospital! Read it. Know it. Use it to educate others about the importance of bonding and breastfeeding during the first few hours after delivery. The Breastfeeding Pocket Guide  Fold it and take it with you everywhere.  Coast Bend Breastfeeding Resources This is a list…

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What Do I Ask at an Interview?

Consultation Questions for Prospective Midwives Have you ever wanted to ask someone questions but then suddenly had your mind go completely blank when you finally have the opportunity?  Interviewing a midwife can be like that sometimes.  I’ve had many women come by for a consultation or interview and can’t think of what to ask. So I got busy and compiled as many questions as I could think of that someone might want to ask a midwife. This list comes from…

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A Birth Film for Men

The Other Side of the Glass: A Birth Film For and About Men This is a new documentary that looks promising! We just signed up to be a “backer.” Check it out and consider helping them out. Men naturally want to protect their children and wives… as they should! Let’s empower fathers to protect and support during birth, through education. Spread the word! Click here to contribute to this film project!

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