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The Birth of Willow

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The birth of a first time mom,

Every time I look at his tiny hands, feet, and sweet little face – I still can’t believe that he is our baby and that he is really here! His birth was such a painful but beautiful process. I would … Continue reading

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Birth of Daniel Elijah

We moved from Arkansas where I birthed my first two babies at home with the same midwife.  We loved her.  Before too long we moved to Tennessee and I got pregnant conceived. I miscarried before it was time to find … Continue reading

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Peanut Ball Skills for Birth Workers Workshop

Tender Beginnings Birth Services and Expecting New Life Birth Services are having a Peanut Ball Skills for Birth Workers workshop,   Tuesday April 17th, at 1:30.  Enjoy a drive in the country to have a fun filled, educational afternoon with other … Continue reading

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Midwives from Tender Beginnings at the Spinning Babies Workshop in Nashville.

We are constantly trying to fine tune and learn new skills.  Becca, Tanya (who helps us out occasionally) and I attended the Spinning Babies Workshop in Nashville.  It was a lot of fun to have the three of us together, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, tasteful video of birth.

Becca Hightower who has recently taken on Midwifery duties with Tender Beginnings (after 7 years as an assistant) is depicted in this video at her first solo birth offering compassionate care and springing into action.  Of course she had a … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues – How to know the Difference

All of us at Tender Beginnings Birth Services,  love our clients and care about them far past their birth with us.  In keeping with our feelings,  one of our assistants, Jessica Caldwell created this blog post.  Jessica is more than … Continue reading

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Yes! There are Benefits to Water Birth,…Let’s avoid a C-Section, episiotomies, epidurals and Pitocin…..

Earlier, I blogged about the safety of water birth. Now, let’s explore some of the benefits.  There are some sound scientific, physiological reasons why water works for labor and birth. The Main beneficial element of a water birth is increased … Continue reading

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And the Doctor says “Water birth is not safe, all the research has proven it.”

As I am assisting an amazing woman with her birth in a local hospital, her doctor made several remarks about the need for this intervention or another intervention.    Supposedly the doctor had agreed to her birth plan and had agreed … Continue reading

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Hunter Daniel’s birth story. It was January 15th at 8:53 am that I met my first born son.

Hunter Daniel’s birth story.   It was January 15th at 8:53 am that I met my first born son. Leading up to that day, that moment, I feel that the last several years of research, learning, and decisions all came together. … Continue reading

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