Midwifery and the Bible Part III: Exodus 1:15-21

Part III: Exodus 1:15-21   Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton All rights reserved.   Exodus 1:15-21 15 Now the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews, one of whom was called Shiphrah and the other called Puah. 16 And he said, “When you assist the Hebrew women in childbirth, and see them upon the birthstool [literally, the two stones], if it is a son, then you shall kill him. But if it is a daughter,…

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Midwives Rock!

This is a TV commercial we ran for our business a few years ago. Our business name was “Gentle Beginnings” before we opened the birth center. Those are Beth Overton’s grandchildren in the commercial and Jessica is Beth’s daughter. Jessica is also a midwife. She works now for the San Antonio Birth Center because she lives in San Antonio.

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Midwifery and the Bible Part II: Genesis 38: 27-30

Part II: Genesis 38: 27-30 Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton and Beth Overton All rights reserved.       27 And it happened in the time of her giving birth, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And so it was, while she was giving birth, one put out a hand. And the midwife, taking hold of it, tied a scarlet thread upon his hand, saying, “This one came out first.” 29 And it happened, as he…

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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 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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First Appointment Documents

These are the forms you will need for your first prenatal visit at our office if you are planning a birth at the birth center. Please print these out and fill them in as best you can before your appointment. Bring them with you to your visit. We can help you fill in anything you need help with. After we have scanned them into your chart, we will return the originals back to you.   First Visit Form Packet

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Why Choose Corpus Christi Birth Center?

Nothing could be more natural than a woman giving birth when she is allowed and empowered to do so without unnecessary interventions. It is our culture that has taught women to fear childbirth, not the experience of birth itself.  The truth is that women are designed to grow healthy babies and to give birth. Our instincts and our bodies are perfectly capable of both pregnancy and childbirth. At the Corpus Christi Birth Center, we respect women and their bodies. We offer…

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Midwifery and the Bible Part I: Genesis 35: 16-18

Part I: Genesis 35:16-18 Copyright © 2001 by Larry G. Overton and Beth Overton All rights reserved. As most of you may already know, in addition to being the editor and publisher of this newsletter, I am also a midwife, documented by the Texas Department of Health under the Licensure Bureau. A little more than three years ago, I wrote a research paper entitled “The History of Midwifery in America.” However, aside from a few brief references on the very…

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