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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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CONGRATULATIONS BECCA!!!!

        Our own Rebecca Hightower after years of hard work (while having her own babies)  has finished her required training and passed the grueling exam to receive her certification of CPM. A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled … Continue reading

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Mary Anne is in Texas

My daughter is expecting our second grandson.   I will be in Texas attending to her and the Texas family.   We will resume regular office hours May  15th. While I am gone, the office will be open in Tennessee: April 20th … Continue reading

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EXCITING NEWS!! the “STICK EM UP IV WORKSHOP” Has been approved for 4 hours CEUs by MEAC!

This class is focused on the tips, tricks and techniques to assist midwives in starting an IV and administering IV fluids and medications in the home setting.   The fee includes supplies,  handouts, and certificates for 4 MEAC accredited CEUs. Participants will … Continue reading

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Born to Soon

We see very little preterm births in our practice. So,  I found it is shocking how badly the United States ranks with preterm births.  I found the page about what we can do to eradicate this epidemic interesting and wanted … Continue reading

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Probiotics to reduce attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including Asperger’s syndrome (AS

The researchers concluded “Probiotic supplementation early in life may reduce the risk of neuropsychiatric disorder development later in childhood possible by mechanisms not limited to gut microbiota composition.”

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