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COME JOIN US!

Next Session:
7pm
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Vicino Ristorante Italiano
959 Sligo Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tell us you are coming by emailing us at mamasmidwives@gmail.com, so we know how many to expect! Parking on the side and rear of restaurant as well as street parking in front. Please include your phone number so we can call and let you know if we are at a birth and need to reschedule.

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Birth Survey

ATTENTION M.A.M.A.S. Families!

Please take The Birth Survey about your M.A.M.A.S. birth experience, so that other expectant families can use the information to help them choose their care! To take the survey, click on this link:

The Birth Survey

Brianna Skye

I got a cold starting Wednesday afternoon and stayed home from work on Thursday and Friday. Each day I called in to work and said “I’m not in labor but I’m sick”. I was in bed most of that time plus Saturday and Sunday. I got a cough starting on Sunday. Thankfully, Dad had arrived the previous Tuesday so he and Christa played with Cole much of the weekend. I kept lying in bed thinking “I need to finish some stuff for work…but what if I go into labor? I need to rest.” Thank goodness I decided to rest. Monday… Continue reading

Ronin

by Brooke Moore

Ronin Jude Moore, 8.8 lbs born 12:08 AM on Thursday February 28, 2013.

I was due on March 10th. Wednesday February 27th I woke up and went to work. I started having mild cramps midway through the day and didn’t think much of them. As they slowly became more frequent, I began working faster to train my maternity leave replacement, realizing I might not be back in the office Thursday and Friday as originally planned!

I arrived home at 5:30 PM and the contractions picked up an hour… Continue reading

Lucinda Belle

Lucy’s Story

Giving birth was really the most amazing experience.  There has been no time in my life where I have felt so utterly present in the moment.  My body knew exactly what to do, I just had to relax and breathe and let it happen.  It was incredible.

I found out I was pregnant a few days after Christmas in 2008.  Because of my pelvic infection in 2005, I had to have a very early ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy wasn’t tubal.  I knew I wanted to use a midwife, but I didn’t… Continue reading

Soren

Soren’s Story

My first experience with home birth was when I was almost three years old.  My mother was giving birth to my brother and I was rubbing her back.  Later, after I had eaten my breakfast cereal at her bedside, I watched as he was born – pink and screaming.  When my friends’ mothers went to hospital to birth their siblings, I didn’t understand why they’d go to hospital just to have a baby.

It was that early experience, and a wish to be fully in control of my birthing experience that led me to switch… Continue reading

Zara Augustine

Zara’s Story

Our home birth journey began October 5th, 2006 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.  After a perfectly normal and healthy pregnancy, I found myself strapped to a bed, unable to move, feel, or control what was going on around me.  While my son was born healthy and as perfect as could be, I knew that his birth was not a normal experience.  I felt so disappointed that I hadn’t been able to give birth without intervention, and I knew without a doubt that I never wanted to be such a passive participant at an event… Continue reading

BeBe Lena

BeBe Lena’s Story

When people who have never had a baby ask you about your child’s birth, they think that there is a certain point when labor “starts”. But there isn’t a specific point, or at least there wasn’t for me and BeBe Lena. Her birth was immanent 24 hour before I had my first contraction, and I knew it even though I denied it. I’m going to start her birth story the day before I went into labor, because that’s when it really started.

I spent the last two months of my pregnancy either working or sleeping. My team… Continue reading

Maeve Chaim

Maeve’s Story

October 29th was a wild and blustery day.  Our four-year-old Ruby had a field trip at a pumpkin patch about an hour’s drive from home, and parents were requested to join them.  As Ruby and I set out in the morning, I noticed that the intermittent contractions I had been having for about a week were coming a bit stronger and with a little more regularity.  My due date was still several days away, and I’d had a few false alarms, so I didn’t think too much about it as we drove out to… Continue reading