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Celebrating National Midwifery Week

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We’re happy to celebrate National Midwifery Week October 2-8, 2016.  Join us in activities that will celebrate this wonderful method of care.  The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) created National Midwifery Week to recognize and celebrate midwives and midwife-led care.    

What is a midwife?

Many people are not familiar with what a midwife is and what it means to receive care from a midwife.  Certified midwives are experts on pregnancy, childbirth, and how to best care for newborns.  They help new mothers care for their newborn, breastfeeding support, and make those first days and weeks of your baby’s life as worry-free as possible.

Midwives are seeing more and more patients every year because they let women make decisions about their care and adapt to their needs and schedule.  Midwifery limits intervention, lowers C-section rates, and only uses an OB/GYN when absolutely necessary.

Here at the Kaldas Center, our midwife, Katie Stam, believes in patient-centered care and empowers women to be an active participant in their health care – whether during pregnancy, before, or after.  Katie is a board-certified nurse midwife. Katie truly embodies what a midwife should be.

Visit Katie’s page to learn more about her!

“The word ‘Midwife’ means ‘with woman’.  I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with women and their families during this incredible journey!”

  • Katie Stam, Board-Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM, APNP

How You Can Celebrate

We encourage you to participate in National Midwifery Week by spreading the word about midwifery care and we’d love to hear your stories.

Some ideas from the ACNM of activities to do this week include:   

  • Familiarize yourself with the excellent resources available

With battling infertility for years, Dr. Kaldas made our dream come true! We had tried to get pregnant naturally for about 2 years. We then decided to seek medical help. After multiple unsuccessful medicated cycles and multiple failed intrauterine inseminations (IUI) and multiple doctors we were finally referred to Dr. Rami Kaldas. After meeting Dr. Kaldas for the first time, we had regained our hope in achieving our dream of having a baby. We were distraught and lost after dealing with infertility for the past 3 years, but Dr. Kaldas gave us that newfound hope. He gave us reassurance and helped reduce our stress and anxiety. After only 2 months of being treated by Dr. Kaldas, we were pregnant! He is a true professional in his field! We are very thankful to have met Dr. Kaldas. During our pregnancy he was still by our sides ensuring the successful delivery of our little one. He is very dedicated, knowledgeable and committed to each of his patients. The night I went into labor he had worked an entire day, stayed the entire night and worked the following day as he had multiple other deliveries and appointments to keep. He is very driven and dedicated to his patients and it shows. No amount of thanks will ever be enough. I highly recommend Dr. Kaldas to anyone dealing with infertility or pregnancy!

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