Resources

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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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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Preparing for Childbirth

These are some materials we sometimes hand out in childbirth classes. Click on the link to view a PDF file. Using a Birth Ball in Labor – Various Positions Positions for Active Labor – OUT of Bed! Stages of Labor Diagram Chart True Labor vs Pre-Labor Labor Stimulating Ideas The Risks and Benefits of Hospital Procedures Questions to Ask When Faced with a Decision  

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Important Information for Your First Trimester

The following links are PDF documents that contain information we want you to have early in your pregnancy. These are for educational purposes. They are not forms and do not need your signature. The Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights HIV and STD Testing Scriptures Concerning Pregnancy and Childbirth Pregnancy Sickness (Morning Sickness) Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Information and Resources Tests we do NOT do at CCBC What Midwives Want from Their Clients  The Lie of the Estimated Due Date GBS…

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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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UNICEF – Breastfeeding Crawl Video

  Written by Marshall and Phyllis Klaus    Ever since the exciting observations of the human infant’s ability to crawl to his or her mother’s breast shortly after birth, latch on, and suckle all on its own, mothers and fathers have been entranced by this amazing feat. To think that for many decades both caregivers and parents believed that in order to breastfeed, a baby would not know what to do to feed and was usually pushed onto the breast.…

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