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Women's Circle Midwife

Phone: (530) 751-2273
Fax: 530-751-2274

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30am - 5:30pm.
Closed 12:00 to 1:30 for lunch

1003 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA 95991-4107

formerly with
Great Beginnings
Yuba City, California

Yuba City Nurse Midwife

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American College of Nurse Midwives

Home Birth

Could home birth be an option?

Birthing at home is recommend for you if:
You are having a healthy pregnancy with no complications
You want to avoid an episiotomy, cesarean section, epidural and other similar interventions
You want to share the experience with your family and friends
You want to be free to move around, change positions, take a shower, and eat or drink freely during labor

Home birth is about:

Safety and Security
Reduced risks by avoiding unnecessary interventions
Reduced infection rates by avoiding hospital germs
Comfort and Personal Privacy
Freedom in choice of positions and intermittent monitoring
You have the authority to decide who is allowed in your birthing space
Water birth option to ease discomforts
Birthing stool and birthing ball available
Alternative pain relief
Family Intimacy
Partner involvement encouraged in some cases partners may catch the baby
Easier bonding and breast feeding
Sibling involvement as desired

Deluxe Care

Individualized care where the focus is on you and your choices
Extended prenatal and postpartum appointments for comprehensive care
Breast feeding teaching and support as part of integrated mother baby care

A Practical Choice

Most insurances accepted/affordable payment plans
Professional and compassionate Certified Nurse-Midwife and birth Assistant-Doula support
Familiar environment with support people of your choice

Water Births: Know the benefits

Benefits for the Mother:
Warm water is soothing, comforting, and an effective pain reliever
Immersion in water often helps lower high blood pressure caused by anxiety
Water reduces stress-related hormones, allowing the mother's body to produce endorphins which serve as pain inhibitors
Water causes the perineum to become more elastic and relaxed, which decreases the chance of needing stitches and/or episiotomy

Benefits for baby:
Provides and environment similar to the womb easing the transition Eases the stress of the birth, increasing baby's reassurance and self-security

"Midwives attend the vast majority of births in those industrialized countries with the best perinatal outcomes…"
-Coalition for Improving maternity services, the mother-friendly childbirth initiative, 1996


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