Choosing a midwife

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Choosing a midwife

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I chose the midwife that I used for all three of my homebirths by asking first my Bradley instructor for a recommendation as well as other friends that took classes with me. I used the internet to search for other local midwives. In addition to looking at the qualifications and experience of a midwife, you will probably want to choose somebody local so that their commute is not too far. When I did finally narrow it down to two people, my husband and I interviewed them and we knew immediately that Marilu O´Brian was the one for us basically because of the rapport that we felt with her. My husband felt very comfortable with her as did I. And, it makes a big difference. Homebirth is very personal and you want to feel comfortable with the midwife that you choose.

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Stephanie Caspian owns a child-directed preschool and daycare called Maple Tree where they practice nonviolent communication (NVC). She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and three boys. Stephanie is the president of the board of Manhattan Beach Nursery School and an assistant den leader for the Cub Scouts for Boy Scouts of America. Her spiritual practice is Nichiren Buddhism in the Soka Gakkai and she dedicates her spare time to the SGI-USA, an international organization that promotes peace, culture and education in the community.

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