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Beth Overton Delivers the First Baby of the Year in 2003

This is the article as it appeared in the Caller on January 1, 2003 Note from CCBC: Jennifer’s baby was actually born on a birth stool in her bedroom. The name of Beth Overton’s business at the time was “Gentle Beginnings” 2003’s first babies Lincoln Graham born at home in a hallway By Tricia Schwennesen Caller-Times January 2, 2003 Jennifer Graham, 25, was shopping for clothes at Target at about 2 p.m. Tuesday when she first began to feel labor…

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“Special Delivery” in the News

Special Delivery Midwives have helped 150 area babies into the world Heather Ann White/Caller-Times Tuesday, February 20, 2007 It’s like a slumber party – joking and laughing with loved ones and the occasional banter about men. This is how Kasey Garcia describes each of her experiences giving birth at her Corpus Christi home with the help of Beth Overton, founder and owner of Gentle Beginnings Midwifery [Note from CCBC: This was Beth Overton’s first business name], which has served the…

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Meet Mary Margaret Sciantarelli

The Corpus Christi Caller Times published a front page article about the interesting history of the home that is now our birth center. Mary Margaret Sciantarelli was born in the historic home. She is a healthy vibrant 93 years “young” and we enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to meet her in person and hear her stories about her childhood home. Margaret’s parents built the home in 1912 and four of their children were born at home, including Margaret. To read the Caller-Times artilcle, just click…

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CDC Report: C-Section Rates in the US are the Highest Ever!

C-section rates rose 6%; VBAC rate fell 13%; Percentage of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies on the rise. You may also find the following article at it’s original source: the CDC website www.cdc.gov Preliminary Births for 2004: Infant and Maternal Health by Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Fay Menacker, Ph.D.; Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D.; and T.J. Mathews, M.S., Division of Vital Statistics This report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics summarizes selected 2004 preliminary maternal…

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American Academy of Family Physicians Support VBAC

The following message is from the Grassroots Network News Grassroots Network Message 508022 Family Physicians VBAC recommendations   The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently published new recommendations regarding vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), which differ significantly from the current recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The full text of the AAFP policy document can be found at: http://www.annfammed.org/cgi/data/3/4/378/DC1/1 Some of the most notable highlights are: “TOLAC [Trial of Labor After Caesarian] should not be…

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