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The Right to a Midwife

We’re fortunate in the State of Utah to have a very welcoming birth culture. The laws are such that parents have the right choose where they birth and who attends their birth. Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) are recognized as valid healthcare professionals who specialize in out-of-hospital birthing. They have earned this respect after much time and effort learning …

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The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative

“The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative was an effort by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. On February 8, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the two strategies of this initiative to achieve these goals. The first …

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Pre-eclampsia: What You Can Do to Prevent It

According to WebMD, pre-eclampsia (PE) is a condition that pregnant women can develop. It’s marked by high blood pressure in women who haven’t had high blood pressure before. Pre-eclamptic women will have a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears late in pregnancy, though it …

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2019 Open Enrollment: What You Should Know

Having a baby should be a joyful event, one that shouldn’t negatively affect couples for years after. Good health is especially important, as the need for medical intervention decreases significantly when the mom is naturally healthy. Of all the beneficial things a mother can do to help her baby grow well, good nutrition is the best gift …

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