A Midwife’s Birth Stories and Insight on Pregnancy and Birth – Anne Margolis
Today’s episode features, Anne Margolis of Home Sweet Homebirth. Anne is the mother of four grown breastfed children; two were delivered vaginally by an obstetrician, while waiting for a cesarean both times, for complications resulting from standard hospital interventions, and two were caught by the loving hands of a midwife at home.
Anne Margolis Bio
is a practicing Midwife in New York. She received her B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her degree in Nurse-Midwifery from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, and her Master’s in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is a licensed midwife in New York and New Jersey, a licensed OB/GYN nurse practitioner in New York, and is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
Anne has extensive training and clinical experience in women’s health and maternity care, in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including water birth, using an integrative approach—one that combines the best of modern medicine with natural, mind-body and other holistic modalities. Anne is a doula and a childbirth educator, and incorporates the art of labor support and teaching into her midwifery practice.
Anne is also an aspiring yogi and prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher. Anne embraces mindfulness, authentic yoga and meditation as skills for life, internal stress reduction and joyfulness. She uses her understanding of the body’s need for muscle stretching, toningand exercise in fun and exuberance, and the human need for serenity and joy, to help women throughout their lives, especially in pregnancy, labor, and birth.
Anne’s episode is so great because you get to hear first about her birth and her work as an OBGYN nurse and then hear about her path to becoming a midwife as well as some of the most amazing births she’s attended. You can connect with Anne @homesweethomebirth on Facebook and Instagram
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I’ve listened to all of your episodes and this one was my favorite. I loved hearing from someone who had seen and experienced so many different kinds of births. I think this episode more than any other showed me that women’s bodies can do AMAZING things. I’m due with my 3rd right around when my husband takes his medical boards (that are only offered once a year) and I have to believe that my body just won’t go into labor that day.
Anyways, a friend asked me which episodes to listen to to prepare for her birth and I remembered this one from over a year ago and came on here to find it. Such an inspiration. Thanks so much!
Thanks Sarah! Have you listened to my episode about how I kept my baby inside to avoid going into labor while my husband was taking the bar exam? It’s episode 1! – Bryn
What number episode is this? I listened to it once and loved it, want to listen again and now I can’t find it anywhere! Not in my played episodes or in searches… 🙁
Episode 13 🙂