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A Personal Story of Home Birth

“With so many birth plans changing worldwide due to COVID-19, more people are desiring out-of-hospital, or community-based, settings for labor and childbirth. As a doula, I always knew I wanted a home birth, so when the coronavirus hit in Mexico in February 2020 during my third trimester of pregnancy, my birth plan wasn’t affected. I was excited and prepared for a home birth; however, out-of-hospital birth – which most commonly refers to a birth center or home birth – isn’t for everyone. Here is a look at what the experience was like for me and how it can be a safe option for many who desire low-intervention, “natural” birth experiences.” Continue Reading A Personal Story of Home Birth

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2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The year 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO). At FPCN midwives play a key role in providing pre and postnatal care within our existing locations and they will play a key role in the new birth center in providing compassionate, evidence-based care pre and postnatally and during childbirth. Continue Reading 2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

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Facts and Myths: The Doula

You have probably heard of a doula by now. The word doula comes from the Greek word for servant or walking stick. A doula is a professionally trained individual who provides continuous support to couples during pregnancy, labor, and birth. There are a lot of misunderstandings about what doulas do and who they are – so let´s dive into some popular beliefs about doulas and determine whether they are fact or myth. Continue Reading Facts and Myths: The Doula

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How FPCN is Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities

As we celebrate Black Maternal Health Week, a week of awareness, activism, and community building initiated by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, FPCN discusses how we are showing up in the conversation. We explore the actions we’re taking towards opening a birth center led by midwives to serve families of color, especially Black birthing people, in Philadelphia. Continue Reading How FPCN is Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities

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Systemic Injustices Being Highlighted By COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times as we face the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this global crisis, pregnant people continue to give birth despite fear and anxiety. Babies continue to be born into the world. Here are some birthing injustices that birthing people across the country are experiencing now because of COVID-19 and that are just now coming to light, but that has been prevalent in Black birthing populations for years due to systemic injustices and institutional racism. Continue Reading Systemic Injustices Being Highlighted By COVID-19

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