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Midwife Talks
  • Myth Busting Homebirth Midwives: Separating Fact from Fiction

    As a certified nurse midwife with a passion for home births, I often encounter numerous misconceptions and myths surrounding the practice of midwifery care in the home setting. These misconceptions occurred in my own home when my partner and I were discussing the type of care we wanted during my second pregnancy. It was clear to me what I wanted and knew was the safest and best place for me, but he needed some education and myth busting.

  • Homebirth Midwife Interview Questionnaire

    Choosing to have a homebirth can be one of the most significant life choices you make for yourself and your growing family. To join you on this journey you may need to choose a midwife that you trust, feels a connection with and best aligns with your philosophy. Most, if not all midwives offer a free consultation where you can ask all your questions. In order to facilitate this process I’ve created a questionnaire that can help you gather essential information and to make an informed decision about who to hire. You can find a downloadable worksheet that includes all these questions below.

  • Jaundice and Breastfeeding

    Bringing a newborn into the world can be an experience filled with awe and wonder, but can also bring about concerns and questions, especially when it comes to your baby's health. Like Jaundice for instance. Jaundice, a common condition in newborns, occurs when there is a buildup of bilirubin (explanation below, in the next few paragraphs) in the bloodstream due a change in baby's circulation. But did you know that continued breastfeeding plays a crucial role in supporting your baby through this phase? Rare is the case where the parents need to stop breastfeeding altogether or switch to complete supplementation with formula.

  • Navigating Pregnancy and Birth with Informed Choices

    Bringing a new life into the world is a profound journey, and for the parents, it's filled with a multitude of choices to make along the way. From prenatal care options to labor and birthing plans, the decisions you make during pregnancy can significantly impact your experience. As a midwife, I'm passionate about helping you make informed choices, and one crucial aspect of this is understanding the difference between relative risk and absolute risk when reading studies related to pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Homebirth: A Gentle Option for Low-Risk Pregnancies

    We are all unique beings, with our own beliefs and experiences in life that help to guide us in making decisions. These decisions also include the type of care we desire during pregnancy, birth and beyond. There is a reason why we have all these options for care. I don’t think that these options are superior or inferior to each other but rather a spectrum of choices that every person decides where they feel most comfortable and safe. These choices obviously need to take into account the person’s health history and the level of care they need.

  • Homebirth and Insurance

    You’ve decided that you want to have a homebirth. You found the midwife that you want to join you for this ride. Congratulations! That is a big step… establishing care for your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. It is also a big investment of time, education, preparation and money.

  • The Vaginal Exam - All You Need To Know

    In the world of OBGYN, a vaginal/cervical/pelvic exam can provide a lot of information. In pregnancy and labor , the vaginal exam is done to gather information about cervical dilation, effacement , baby’s position in relation to the pelvic bones. It can also help determine if the membranes are ruptured (if “the water has broken”).

  • Immediate postpartum I

    So there are two parts to this period (no pun intended :). There’s the immediate, immediate phase: the minutes to hours of just birthing your baby. And then, there’s the days to weeks, to even months of giving birth.

  • Hello World!

    So I decided to make my first post on my blog, one that introduces me to you. My name is Liorit Frank-Kremer , aka Lio. I am a midwife and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) by profession and passion. I am a wife to Ori and Mom or Ima to Natalie and Adam.