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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Midwifery Care

 | January 15, 2019 | Posted by:

Maybe you’ve heard of midwives being used….like 100 years ago when other options weren’t readily available. Maybe the thought is outlandish; who would want to give birth like they did in the dark ages? Why would a woman even consider an out of hospital birth?

Maybe you’ve been curious about it, wondering what all the hype is about. Maybe you’ve seen some amazing pictures and thought how you would love for that to be you, but you’re kind of scared to try.

Obviously, here at Edenway we are passionate about natural birth. We are passionate about the care you receive. We are passionate about giving you the tools you need to have the birth you want.

Here are three reasons to choose midwifery care in an out of hospital birth:

  • Midwifery care is very personal

Instead of waiting an hour for a 15 minute prenatal you might wait fifteen minutes and have an hour long appointment. You and your midwife build a deep and lasting relationship over the 10 months of prenatal and postpartum care. By the time you’re ready to give birth, you have a foundation of trust with your midwife that is unique to midwifery care. You’ve laughed with her, cried with her, and shared your life with her. She’s there for you because she knows you. She has insight into how to support you because she’s spent time with you.

  • Midwifery practices preventative care

Instead of reacting to a problem when it arises, midwifery care looks at the whole body and can often foresee problem areas. You and your midwife work together to prevent problems before they can become issues.

  • Midwifery puts the power in the woman’s hands

The midwifery experience includes a lot of education. The more you know, the more power you have. You are given the privilege of looking at the research and making a decision based on what you feel is best for you and your baby. Not only are you given the right to knowledge, you have someone beside you every step of the way. She is there to encourage you and educate you, standing behind you and the decision you make.

 

Here at Edenway the midwives take their role seriously. They work endless hours to make sure you receive the best care they can give. You are thought of, prayed for, and loved on. Our staff work hard to make sure the details flow as seamlessly as possible. Our priority is to make your experience the best possible.

You can contact our office at 817-558-2229 to make an appointment for a free consultation to see if an out of hospital birth is right for you!

 

 

 


3 Ways to Detox After the Holidays

 | January 8, 2019 | Posted by:

The holidays have come and gone in a blur of food, fun, and family. If ever there’s a time to responsibly allow yourself some treats, the holidays are it.

But, January is here and so is the long winter ahead.

Time to buckle down and get back on the health wagon. We’ve got you covered with some good ideas for detoxing after all the fun.

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A New Year at Edenway

 | January 1, 2019 | Posted by:

2018 was a year of change for Edenway.

We welcomed a new midwife this summer. Kayce started with Edenway as an apprentice and completed her whole training with us, as well. We couldn’t be more proud of her hard work and determination.

We also welcomed a new student. Lizzy is such an asset to our team and we are thankful to have her with us.

Our facility debuted its brand new look in the fall. We had a big party to celebrate, and are so thankful for our past and current clients who came out to support us.

 

Change is a good thing. It helps us grow and become better. There’s something that hasn’t changed at Edenway, though. That’s our determination to give you the best tools possible for the best birth possible.

Each and every one of us at Edenway feel called to be here. We feel called to help and love each family that walks through our doors. We don’t take that calling lightly. We know that every mother has individual needs, and we are willing to do all we can to meet them.

From pre-conception consultations to prenatal care to birth and postpartum care…….we are here for you every step of the way.

We are cheering you on as you educate yourself and make informed choices. We are a shoulder to cry on and an encouraging word when you feel you can’t go on. We are gentle hands helping your baby enter the world. We are willing arms to love on your new family.

We are Edenway. We are here for you.


4 Guidelines for Visiting New Moms

 | December 27, 2018 | Posted by:

There’s just something about snuggling a newborn baby dressed in a fleece outfit when it’s cold outside.

With nasty bugs going around, and everyone falling prey to them, it’s good to give some reminders on protocols for visiting new moms.

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DIY Dried Flower Sachets

 | December 18, 2018 | Posted by:

Who knew that the world of DIY could be so fun?! Recently I’ve been thinking about homemade sachets and decided to look it up. What a fun and easy gift idea! And Amazon truly does have everything you could ever possibly want….including dried flowers!

Whaaa???? I know.

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When Holidays are Hard

 | December 11, 2018 | Posted by:

This season is the most tradition-filled time of the calendar year. Everywhere you look you see advertisements filled with happy families gathered around a Christmas tree or table. You see big smiles, sparkles, and lights. You see happiness in those pictures and your heart longs for what those pretend people have.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

 | December 4, 2018 | Posted by:

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Winter is settling in and so are the bugs that keep going around. Everywhere we go we’re surrounded by people. Christmas shopping in malls, going to school, church nursery and Sunday school……

It’s enough to make you want to hibernate until spring.

With a few simple tricks, we can do our part to bring the risk of sickness down in our homes.

Before we get to the immune boosting tips, here are some things that you can do while out in public that will help limit the spread of germs.

  • Don’t use the handrails on stairs and escalators  
  • Use paper towels to open bathroom doors when done
  • Use a natural hand sanitizer (you can find them from the major essential oil distributors like Young Living and DoTerra)

 

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6 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

  • Make your soup with a whole chicken, bones and all. Let your chicken simmer on the bone all day before de-boning it. There are tons of nutrients that help your immune system (why do you think your mom’s chicken soup made you feel better?)
  • Garlic and oregano are great ingredients to add to your soup when you’re feeling run down
  • Limit your sugar intake 
  • Get outside! Even a short walk in the sunshine can give you a Vitamin D boost (and mood boost, as well)
  • Consider adding kefir (or probiotics) to your diet. When you add it to smoothies you can’t even taste it
  • Dose yourself and your kiddos daily with elderberry syrup

 

There you have it! Six easy ways to help your household fight the sickies this winter. Did we miss something? Be sure to comment with ways you keep your family healthy!


The Essentials Guide to Meals for New Parents

 | November 27, 2018 | Posted by:

I don’t know about you, but it seems like most of the women I know are either pregnant or have just had a baby. Along with diapers and wipes, I don’t know of a more meaningful show of love than to bring a meal to those new parents.

There are a few guidelines that I try to follow, though, especially for nursing moms. I try to be mindful because that sweet babe has never had to digest his mama’s milk before. Whatever mom eats, baby eats.

Winter is a fabulous time to take food to new parents because it’s soup season. One-pot meals are my fave, and are especially wonderful when taking to another family. Plus, you can load up on veggies and broth that add much-needed nutrients.

Don’t forget to add instructions for baking or heating. Those postpartum hormones are no joke, and every little bit of brain cells we can save our sleep-deprived friends is a help.

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