COVID-19 and Pregnancy

This is a crazy time that we are living in. Although it is not surprising for those who have been paying attention… mono-farming crops practices are unsustainable and factory farming of animals is inhumane, fraught with horrific abuse, torture, and disregard for the ultimate health and welfare of the animals and inevitably leads to disease […]

Midwife360 and the Scoop on IUDs 

Wondering if an IUD might be right for you? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about IUDs from the pros and cons to insertion and removal.

Natural Birth Sacred Birth

Birth is a natural process in a woman’s body. Yet, society has changed it and molded it into an intervention filled experience for most healthy low-risk women. Learn how we’re going to change it.

What to Expect From a Home Birth

Are you thinking about or even preparing for a home birth? While your provider should be laying all of this out for you it’s good to do your own research.

What to Expect From a Hospital Birth

Are you planning a hospital birth? Good for you for doing your research. Here are some things to look out for and to be prepared for during your hospital birth.

Top Ways to Prepare for a Positive Birth Experience

The top ways to prepare for a positive labor and birth experience begin long before the actual labor starts. At Midwife360, we talk about our “Recipe for Success” when we are discussing a client’s birth plans.  The core of our recommendations include self-education through reading books and online resources (see the reading and web organization […]

An Open Letter to Hollywood Producers and Screenwriters

An Open Letter to Hollywood Producers and Screenwriters I am writing this letter to appeal to you to stop portraying birth in the manner that nearly every single movie, sitcom, or miniseries has always seemed to portray birth – that of a screaming, sweaty woman lying on her back with her feet up in stirrups […]

Birth Your Own Way

I saw a Facebook post recently, a fundraiser, for a woman who wrote about her search for a provider who would assist her in having a vaginal birth for her 4th baby after having 3 previous cesareans. For whatever reason (VBAC ban, or just no supportive providers to be found) she moved 3 states over […]

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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