KVAL News has brought you the stories of three families who say they wish they'd known more before hiring a midwife. But a Sweet Home woman has a very different story of birth by midwife, this one with a happy ending.
A new study in England shows little difference in complications among the babies of women with low-risk pregnancies who delivered in hospitals versus those who gave birth with midwives at home or in birthing centers.
Mindy Bizzell was laboring with their second child in the back seat of their car, with Phillip behind the wheel. Baby Henry was feet first, something the Bizzells say their midwife never checked for at any point. So in the middle of labor, Henry got stuck.
KVAL News brought you Margarita Sheikh's story about the loss of her son during childbirth back in August. Months after the death, Sheikh says she's still fighting to get more information available to moms in Oreon, so no one else will experience the same kind of loss.
The bedroom is brightly decorated with ocean blue walls, family pictures and photo-imprinted pillows and blankets of the mother-to-be. An inflatable birthing pool and air mattress for the midwife and doula lie near the bed. A soundtrack of the ocean plays nonstop.
Though nitrous oxide is commonly used for labor pain relief in Canada, Great Britain and other countries, it's been all but abandoned in the United States in favor of other options. That may be about to change.
KVAL's morning show featured The Divine Cupcake for Tasty Tuesday, and if you missed out don't worry. You can get caught up with the video above.
While many people take time off for work Thaddeus Moore and Emily Downing-Moore, owners of The Divine...