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Vermont requires insurers to cover home births

Vermont requires insurers to cover home births THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 19, 2011, 11:43AM By LISA RATHKE MONTPELIER, VT. As a rural state with one of the higher rates of home births, Vermont will soon require private health insurers to cover the … Continue reading

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Asher’s Perfect Birth

I cannot say enough about Tender Beginnings. From day one, we felt very comfortable with Mary Anne. She is practical, knowledgeable, warm, and caring. I loved being able to go to my appointments in her home with my 2 little … Continue reading

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Many moms-to-be prefer midwife to doctor

Recently, I was interviewed by the Tennessean about the benefits of hiring a midwife to a doctor. The article touched on a number of benefits of midwives including costs, fear of doctors, insurance policies, and a better personal birth experience. … Continue reading

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Christian “beautiful at-home water-birth”

My second child and second son, Christian Palmer, was born on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 in a beautiful at-home water-birth. I was surrounded by my husband, Peter, my sister, and a few close friends as well as the very skilled … Continue reading

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The Birth Story of Mary Abilene

I couldn’t really get to sleep Saturday night and didn’t until 3am on Sunday, August 8, 2010. I woke back up at 5:30 am having to go to the bathroom. I sat down on the toilet and realized I was … Continue reading

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Luke’s Birth Story

I had an acupuncture session every single day during the week leading up to the baby’s due date. I was really, really hoping that with the combined efforts of the chiropractor and the acupuncturist, I would deliver before the due … Continue reading

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Junebug arrives!

When I hit week 41 of pregnancy I started to get very anxious and impatient for baby to arrive. I was also huge and uncomfortable most of the time by then. And I knew that if I went one more … Continue reading

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Birthing Brickelle

In utero Brickelle liked to sleep more during the day and was more active at night. She was also hard to wake up to get variance in her heart rate. Mary Anne referred to her as “lethargic” and because we … Continue reading

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Second Time not Plan B

It was Thursday evening, May 21st, I was 39 weeks 2 days pregnant. We were having a nice family night together, just the three of us. After dinner we took a walk around our neighborhood. We walked past Casey and … Continue reading

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The Birth Story of Marcy (plan B)

It was Thursday, June 21st and I was 36 weeks 2 days along in my pregnancy. We had been planning a homebirth with our midwife Mary Anne; I just had to make it to 37 weeks to birth at home. … Continue reading

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