What’s wrong with the Medical Model of childbirth?

Let me tell you a story… We recently attempted to assist a client to achieve a successful home vaginal birth after 2 previous cesareans. She was a little more than one week passed her due date, and she had tried to induce her labor with castor oil. The oil didn’t seem to do much, but […]

Natural Birth After C-Section

Can I have a vaginal birth if I already had a c section? The short answer is, “YES! YOU CAN!” While the long answer requires a conversation about various risks – risks of a VBAC, or vaginal birth after cesarean, AND risks of repeat surgery. Unfortunately, it is the second set of risks that are […]

What happened to the Midwifery Model of Care?

What happened to the Midwifery Model of Care? The Midwifery Model, compared to the Medical Model, focuses on the normalcy of pregnancy and birth while maintaining an ever watchful eye for evidence of problems. The Midwifery Model is client-centered rather than disease centered. The Midwifery Model results in better outcomes, lower costs, and increased client […]

Call to Action!!!

My name is Fadwah Halaby and I am a certified nurse midwife serving families in Palm Beach and Broward counties. I offer well-woman care with a holistic touch as well as pregnancy and birth services with birth in the clients home. This is a choice that any woman can make and a viable option for […]

Five Locations in FIVE years!

Midwife360 is moving – again! UGH!!! The first thing that comes to mind is – I hate moving! But as I am really shifting my life to embrace positivity in every situation, I am also embracing this new change. If you’ve been following the progress and journey of Midwife360, you know that this is the […]

High-tech Childbirth is Not Always Better

America excels in high-tech medicine When it comes to healthcare and medicine, America is the greatest country in the world. If you get into a car crash or have a heart attack, or need a life-saving surgery, then you are very grateful to have that happen in the US of A. However, this statement is

My Insurance Rant

Health Insurance a Lose:Lose Situation for Consumers and Providers How did we come to this juncture where we are supporting the lumbering giant that is the insurance industry particularly as it relates to healthcare? I am an NPR person; I listen to NPR when I’m driving in my car and I heard a piece yesterday

I believe that giving birth is similar to making love.

I believe that giving birth is similar to making love. Normal, low-risk childbirth is very difficult to achieve in the hospital setting. Even when you have the most amazing provider, the very atmosphere prevents it. I believe the reason for this is related to the fact that childbirth is similar to making love. It’s not

Creating Value in Childbirth

Costs of Care Creating Value Challenge In 2007, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) proposed a framework for optimizing health system performance known as the “triple aim”. The three components are: Improve the experience of care Improve the health of populations Reduce the per capita costs of

Never, Ever, Ever Give Up, The Genesis of Midwife360

Never, Ever, Ever Give Up Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place where the theoretically best decision may not be the most practical one? Well, I have. And this is the (true) Genesis story of what can happen when you combine trust, faith, and a generous heart with a commitment

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