Welcome to Full Circle Midwifery!
Childbirth is a normal event for most women. The Midwives and Students at Full Circle believe midwifery care keeps birth safe and family-centered. It empowers women to keep healthy during pregnancy, to give birth naturally, and to parent in the best ways.
We offer a free hour of our time with you to share information about pregnancy and birth, and the services we offer. This will include a prenatal assessment of you and your baby if you desire, and referrals to other health care professionals. Call to set something up with us!
Every woman has the right to choose where and with whom she has her baby. We will honor the sacredness of your birth, and be respectful and accepting of your choices about your birth.
“Birth, like love, is an energy and a process, happening within a relationship. Both unfold with their own timing, with a uniqueness that can never be anticipated, with a power that can never be controlled, but with an exquisite mystery to be appreciated.” ~ Elizabeth Noble
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. ~ Barbara Katz Rothman
“Do not choose your birth options based on insurance coverage, but rather on the location where your needs will be met most effectively. We take out loans for cars, houses and other material objects – recognize your investment in supportive care providers for a birth of your choice is much more important, as it will affect your child’s well-being for the rest of his or her life.” ~ Molly Remer, MSW, ICCE, “Before You’re Admitted”, current issue of Pathways.
“Once the baby is born, your life will change forever. It will change in so many ways, and until you get there you simply can’t be told. The joys, the sorrows, the excitement, the fear, the frustrations—in fact, I think all the adjectives in the world couldn’t describe what is in store for you.” ~ Giuditta Tornetta, certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, and certified clinical hypnotherapist
- Licensure for Midwives in Michigan passed in 2016! It will take a couple of years to implement it, but some day, we can be licensed providers in our state! It was a long process, but we got what we think will be a good law passed and signed by the governor. It is now PA 417 of 2016. Many thanks to our sponsors, our lobbyist, our supporters!
- Friends of Michigan Midwives (FOMM) is getting quite active now. Please go to the website and sign on! www.friendsofmichiganmidwives.org
- VBAC: Often, the risk doctors are referencing is the less-than-1-percent chance that the post-cesarean uterus will rupture during labor, which can be catastrophic in some cases. The chance of a rupture is about .32 percent (or about 3 in 1,000) and the overall risk for “serious adverse perinatal outcome” (stillbirth, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal death) is about .27 percent or 106 out of 39,049, as concluded in a 2007 study.
- I have a new FAX number! Please use this number from now on 517-579-0455
This photo was taken at a celebration of the publication with my long-time friends Gera Simkins, the editor and current Executive Director of the Midwives Alliance of North America, and Kip Kozlowski, founder of The Greenhouse Birth Center. We have copies here at the office for sale.