Intermittent Auscultation Continuous EFM was introduced to reduce the incidence of perinatal death and cerebral palsy and as an alternative to the practice of intermittent auscultation. However, the widespread use of continuous EFM has not been shown to significantly affect such outcomes as perinatal death and cerebral palsy when used for women with low-risk […]

My birth story ❤️   I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of February of 2019. This was a miracle baby, I never thought I could get pregnant. After having cancer, going through chemotherapy, and radiation doctors told me my chances would be very low.  I scheduled my first appointment at Estrella Women’s […]


February 24, 2020


          Influence: the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.    As a birth worker, I am an influencer. I get to take evidence, statistics, clinical experience, any special training, bias, preference, cultural influences, intuition, and many more tools […]

  You might be surprised to learn that nutrient needs in the early postpartum phase and especially while breast-feeding are higher than when you were pregnant. Technically you’re still growing a baby your baby is just outside of the womb. That means nourishing yourself should remain a huge priority. Healing tissues that have been stretched […]


September 15, 2019


  Yoga is a beneficial practice for pregnant women. It can help with anxiety, discomfort, and is a form of exercise. Here at Modern Day Midwife, we suggest that our patients participate in a movement practice for at least 30 minutes per day. Yoga is an excellent option. You may go to a yoga studio, […]

                                                        Occiput Posterior Presentation Occiput posterior is a common fetal position that is associated with labor dystocia. That means labors that stall or have trouble progressing normally. It […]

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