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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: 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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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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Help for Gestational Diabetes

The following PDF files are a collection of helpful materials for those who have blood sugar problems during pregnancy. Your midwife may direct you to this page if you did not pass your Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. These materials come from various different sources and are available other places on the Internet. We have have gathered them together here for our client’s convienance. Click on a link to open a file. Then you can view the file, print it or…

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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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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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First Appointment Essential Documents and Forms

After you make your first appointment with your midwife at CCBC, she will direct you to this page so you can read some important documents before your first appointment. Please look at the list below to determine which documents are applicable to you. If you can, please print each one out so you can fill in the information before you come. Just bring the papers with you. But don’t worry if you don’t have a way to print these because…

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

  Gestational diabetes occurs only during pregnancy. According to the American Diabetes Association, it is estimated that gestational diabetes affects 18% of pregnancies.We don’t know what causes gestational diabetes, but there are some clues. Hormones from your baby’s placenta help your baby to develop and grow. But these same hormones also block the action of the mother’s insulin in her body. This sometimes creates a problem called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means the mother’s body is having a hard time…

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