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Water is essential for conception, birth and breastfeeding.

Water is essential for conception, birth, and breastfeeding. Hydration is essential in order for your body to function properly, especially during conception, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum healing and lactation. Human beings are made up of about 60% water. Our brains are 85% water! This all means that the body’s work output decreases by more than [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|

Expectant, Soon-to-be Expecting & Newborn Parents

Healthy Brain ~ Happy Baby ~ Confident Parents Parents, do you wish you knew where the magic button was on your baby to help with soothing, feeding or sleeping?  Are you at the beginning stage of planning your family?  Whether you are adding a new baby into your family, working on getting pregnant [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|

I’m Pregnant! Now What? Breathe.

Breathe.  You're pregnant! Congratulations!  There is so much to learn and do.  Let’s start at the beginning of this new beginning.  Deep diaphragmatic breathing is a foundational technique for every step of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and parenting.  Your pregnant body needs lots of oxygen to fuel all of the work being done. Take a [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|

Attend Professional Conferences – Do Doulas Do That?

Julia Cooper and Kim Martino-Sexton, Co-Owners of Spectrum Birth Services just attend two major professional conferences in the month of October.  Yes, Doulas Do That!  At Spectrum Birth Services we are committed to providing the highest level of services to our expectant, soon-to-be expectant and newborn families.  In order to stay current and provide the [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|

Mercy Birthing Center

We listened to women in the community and found many want a home-like birth, or at least a more natural birth without any medical intervention. The Birthing Center at Mercy Hospital provides a more home-like birth experience. Learn more: Mercy Birthing Center St. Louis

By | June 14th, 2016|

Confluence Midwifery Center

Providing St. Louis-area women and families with gentle, individualized care. Learn more: Confluence Midwifery Center Website

By | June 14th, 2016|

Birth and Wellness Center

Empowering Women. Respecting Birth. Learn more: Birth and Wellness Center

By | June 14th, 2016|

The Big Push for Midwives

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign provides vital “labor” support to the courageous mothers and midwives nationwide, who sacrifice so much in pushing forward the national movement for out-of-hospital maternity care and birth options. Learn more: The Push for Midwives Campaign

By | June 14th, 2016|

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

Midwives Alliance of North America's (MANA) vision is that midwifery is an essential maternity care option that must be fully integrated into the U.S. health care system. Learn more: Mana Website

By | June 14th, 2016|

Missouri Midwives Association (MMA)

A professional organization dedicated to promotion, protection, support and education for midwives in Missouri. Learn more: Missouri Midwives Association

By | June 14th, 2016|