A new study in the journal, Birth (11/3/19), compares birth outcomes and maternity care costs for low risk, healthy pregnant women using midwives vs. physicians. Research shows pregnant women cared for by midwives have similar birth outcomes to women cared for
Rebecca Cabral, MA, Ph.D, LCCE, CCCE
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Childbirth is an amazing, heroic journey. Prepare for it! Whether this is your first birth or your fifth, you owe it to yourself and your baby to get the best preparation you can. Surround yourself with people who see childbirth as a natural, healthy, transformative experience. Challenge your beliefs, expectations, and concerns. Learn all you can about evidence-based maternity care practices. Practice relaxation, meditation, and coping skills that will carry you through any type of birth situation. Seek guidance and support from a birth mentor or doula. Develop and nurture the strong, confident parent within!
I am a psychologist and health educator. Mom of three and grandmother of three. I am passionate about helping women get the kind of emotional, cognitive, informational, and skills preparation they need to have the best birth experience possible. Why do you need a psychologist to mentor you during this birth, whether it is your first or fifth?
I provide childbirth education services to parents in the North Metro Atlanta GA area. Choose from a full childbirth preparation series or mix and match topics according to your needs.
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