Tag: Midwife

A Note to Baby Joseph

  Dear sweet Joseph, Your birth story began 9 days after your due date.  Even though you were late, I was not feeling anxious or rushed about your arrival. A couple times I thought “today is the day” only to be mistaken. I started my leave on your due date, July 17th, and was sooo much happier. I slept a lot, but more importantly spent a lot of time hanging out with your daddy. He was nervous about me going too far so I pretty much just laid around the house. It was nice being off work together for those nine days (he took time off waiting for you also). Every night we would go for a walk. Or as much of a walk as I was up for, and only as far as your dad would let me go, so not more than a mile. The day before you were born I had my weekly…

  The Origins family is expecting again… We know this is fast and unexpected but our newest addition, not so little, is due to make its grand debut in October 2015! Construction is under way for us to open our luxurious 5,000 sq ft Birth Center and Wellness Collective right across the street from our current location. Our gorgeous new Midwife and Birth Center in Keller, TX will feature a state of the art outdoor natural birthing pavilion complete with a water birth tub and beautiful backyard with an acre of land and swimming pool.  Our grand new birthing rooms have large round tubs each with individual private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Our prenatal rooms on the north wing of the center, along with a spacious family room for your guests to anxiously await your newest arrival, allows for privacy from the birthing suites. We will be joined by a chiropractor and…

The Birth of Ivy Kate

Ivy’s story really started two days before her birth, on a Tuesday, when I was 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I was having some strong contractions that were about 2-5 minutes apart…all day. I finally contacted one of my midwives, Kaitlyn, around 3 in the afternoon, and she told me to go ahead and come in to see if things would progress. I have a history of my labors piddling around until about the last hour or so, and then things go from easy to serious quickly. I let everyone on my birth team know I was going in and I’d update them on whether she was going to keep me, or send me home. We had a great time that night. My friend Allyson brought food and rice crispy treats, and I got to enjoy being with them and laughing. My mom, sister in law, mother in law, and photographer/friend…

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed cord clamping is something that is a top priority here at Origins!   Most of you have heard of the term by now, but you may still have questions about it.  So in an effort to educate the masses; here we go…… What is Delayed Cord Clamping (DCC)? It is when your care provider allows the umbilical cord to stay attached to the newborn baby immediately after birth, instead of clamping and cutting it right away.   Oh wait, what is an umbilical cord? GREAT question!  It is an integral part of the baby’s life source in-utero and immediately after birth.  The umbilical cord is made up of two arteries and one vein.  The two arteries carry blood away from the baby and delivers it into the placenta.  The placenta does its mighty job to nourish the blood, cleanse it, and oxygenate it.  Then the vein takes the “juiced up” blood back into the baby! …