Three midwifery organizations have released a joint statement on
"Physiologic Birth"

New law in Turkey says no c-sections except in emergencies as c/s rate nears 50%

New law prohibits procedure except in emergencies, after use doubles in 10 years to account for 48% of births

Healing Circle Community Acupuncture is celebrating its one year anniversary with an Open House and a FREE acupuncture stress reduction treatment Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Find out more at

Affordable acupuncture, Chino. With rising health care cost and lack of insurance coverage, most people will not think of acupuncture as a healing...

Vitamin K for newborns: What are the Options if My Baby is Born at Home?

Claremont Midwife April e-Newsletter

Great information on vaccination issues/alternatives. Workshop taught by Dr. Deborah Gleisner, ND, LM. April 21st in LA!

Workshops are held every three months in several Los Angeles locations. Check out the the Event Calendar for the next scheduled workshop.

Oral Vitamin K can be a very effective alternative to injectable Vitamin K in preventing Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn, and is an option offered by Claremont Midwifery.

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB), also known as Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn, is a very serious (but luckily very rare) disorder that affects up to one in 10,000 full-term babies who do not receive prophylaxis with Vitamin K.

Schedule your FREE, no obligation, consultation at Claremont Midwifery. Can't find a date? Let us know!

Your first visit is an opportunity to learn more about Claremont Midwifery and get to know me, with no cost or further obligation. If you’re not...

Claremont Midwifery March Arrivals - Happy Birthday Jaimie Lynn and Lennox Morris!

Handsome little man Lennox Morris was welcomed into the world by his parents four older brothers and sisters. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and measured 22 inches.

Cord blood has been successfully used in treatments for certain cancers and blood and immunological disorders. Enter for your free chance to bank this valuable medical resource with the best family bank in the industry, CBR.

The number of women delivering babies at home in the United States has increased significantly, according to the latest government data released January 26.

Advocates of home births applaud the trend, but some doctors caution there are risks when deliveries come with complications. The federal data suggest the trend appears to be driven primarily by the choices of older, white women.

The list of foods you should and shouldn’t eat during pregnancy goes on and on. . .and sushi lovers (and there are lots of us in Southern California!) may dismay at the prospect of nine long, sushi-less months.

The FDA recommends that women avoid all raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs while pregnant, and for good reason.

Great resource about cord clamping in general and what NOT to do with a nuchal cord in particular.

This article shares information about the common practice of checking for a nuchal cord during the second stage of labour, and unlooping or cutting the cord – interventions that are not evidence-...

Birthing couples often ask me what’s the difference between having their baby in a birth center and choosing a home birth, or even “what’s better?”

what's the difference between having their baby in a birth center and choosing a home birth, or even - what's better?

A midwife doing amazing work for moms and babies in Indonesia won CNN's 2011 Hero of the Year. Robin Lim also received $250,000 to fund her birth center and continued work providing prenatal care and birth services to low income women.

Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night.

BBC's new series Call the Midwife, though set in 1950s Britain, speaks to the modern-day relationship between the birthing woman and her midwife. Jenny Agutter from the series states, "Today we are all taken away from childbirth and from the elderly, and somehow these two things, at either end of life, have got to come back into our lives."

Leading stars and top production team join Sunday evening serial based on million-selling memoirs about 1950s childbirth that hopes to emulate Cranford's success

A closer look at prenatal vitamins - And the winner is. . .

A useful side-by-side comparison of two prenatal vitamin brands: Rainbow Light Prenatal One and New Chapter Organics Prenatal Vitamin.