AquaNatal Birth Center Gives Away a Waterbirth Package to Celebrate the Successful MAMA Campaign

The MAMA campaign is a collaborative effort by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC). To celebrate a recent the efforts of The MAMA Campaign to secure federal recognition of CPMs language beneficial to CPMs who work in licensed birth centers is included in the Senate health care bill, the AquaNatal Birth Center is giving away a FREE Waterbirth Package of services to an expecting couple in the area of southern California served by the birth center. .

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This mother enjoyed a VBAC at AquaNatal!

"I had a beautiful, completely organic, natural water birth! After experiencing the Midwife Model of Care, I now know it is the only way for a woman to birth. Do yourself a favor and visit AquaNatal - you will not be disappointed." -- Briseli B.

Chino, CA (PRWEB) December 5, 2009

The MAMA campaign is a collaborative effort by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC). To celebrate a recent the efforts of The MAMA Campaign to secure federal recognition of CPMs language beneficial to CPMs who work in licensed birth centers is included in the Senate health care bill, the AquaNatal Birth Center is giving away a FREE Waterbirth Package of services to an expecting couple in the area of southern California served by the birth center. .

Read a Mother's VBAC Water Birth Story -- Then go to the AquaNatal website to sign up for your FREE Waterbirth package:

"Goodness, where do I even begin?!!! I had a VBAC Waterbirth in May 2009 at Aqua Natal Birth Center with Joyce Moxley Thomas (Licensed Midwife) and her daughter Lynn Ashworth (a student midwife).

I was extremely fortunate to find the Birth Center for my VBAC after the debacle that was Anthem Blue Cross and Pomona Valley Hospital. I had had an emergency C-Section with my first son and when I found out I was pregnant for a second time, all I knew was that I was going to have a natural birth. Anthem and Pomona Valley ended their relationship and my OB/Gyn terminated my care in my 3rd trimester. I was sentenced to go to San Antonio Hospital and thus referred to an OB/Gyn who would deliver my baby ONLY by Cesarean. After learning that I was not interested in a repeat C-Section, the nurse practitioner told me she was sorry she wasted my time. They were under the impression that I was a repeat Cesarean.

Dumped again, I decided to take matters into my own hands. In an instant, the planets and stars aligned and I found myself at the haven that is the AquaNatal Birth Center. I received the best prenatal care by my midwife, Joyce and her daughter, Lynn. It was very nurturing, caring, respectful, encouraging, supportive and the list goes on. The first time I met with Joyce it felt like I had been with an old friend. I didn't feel part of an assembly line that was my past OB/Gyn experience. They took really great care of me.

The day of my birth, I used my Hypnobabies (which the center offers as part of the package) to get through my early and active labor. My labor started about 7:30 AM, I napped in between my pressure waves (contractions), arrived at the Center about 7:45 PM, was checked at 8 PM and was dilated 6 almost 7 cm, jumped into the Birth Tub, was checked again at 9 PM and was 7 almost 8 cm dilated and my second son was born with no pain, just pressure at 10:14 PM!! I had a beautiful, completely organic, natural water birth! After experiencing the Midwife Model of Care, I now know it is the only way for a woman to birth. If you are pregnant or plan to be, do yourself a favor and visit AquaNatal - you will not be disappointed." -- Briseli B.

Having your baby at AquaNatal assures:

  •     Quality care for mothers and newborns – CPMs provide evidence-based, prevention-oriented and health-promoting care, with more babies that are healthy, full weight and full term, and much lower rates of cesarean section and medical interventions.
  •     Reduce costs – The reduction in interventions, unnecessary cesarean sections, and the associated increased health status of mothers and babies. Under the care of CPMs there is a cost savings to you and your insurance company. Most birth centers charge less than a third of what a normal labor and birth costs with a physician/hospital.
  •     Guaranteed choice – When CPMs are included in a federal insurance program, CPMs and out-of- hospital birth would be available to all women, not just those who can afford to pay out-of-pocket.

Joyce Moxley Thomas is a wife, mother of 4 and grandmother. She was a homebirth midwife in the 1970s-1980s and is now licensed as a Certified Professional Midwife by the California Medical Board.

Questions? Contact the AquaNatal Birth Center at 909.591.2924

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