Six Ways to Support a Brand New Mom

July 24, 2014

She’s been through the birth process. She’s left the hospital. She’s made decisions about strollers, and researched the benefits and risks of co-sleeping. She’s finished decorating a nursery. Today, she’s on the couch with a brand new little stranger, one who’s demanding her attention, resources and love. Now what? No matter how carefully we plan, our first experience with motherhood is not all fairytales and incredible moments. It can’t be. It’s completely new, which makes it unfamiliar, and therefore, a challenge.  How can we …

Co-Sleeping… Is it Safe to Sleep with Your Baby?

July 17, 2014

  Is it safe for you to sleep with your baby? This question has long been a subject of great debate among health and parenting communities. We believe that the answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” In fact, we encourage you to co-sleep with your little one. Not only does the practice facilitate attachment, but it also reduces the risk of SIDS, syncs your sleeping with your baby’s, and encourages a natural cycle of breastfeeding. Below, we detail …

Is It More Dangerous to Drive During Your Second Trimester?

July 10, 2014

Is it true that women are more likely to get in a car crash during their second trimester? In this recent Canadian Medical Association Journal study, a group of doctors concluded that the second trimester is associated with a substantial risk of a serious motor vehicle crash – a risk that, they say, merits the attention of prenatal caregivers. In cases like this, we think it’s important to point out that pregnant women know to exercise common sense, and that …

How to Create a Safe Space in Childbirth

July 2, 2014

What does a successful relationship look like between a mom and her midwife? It’s a partnership. As midwives, we bring professional expertise and experience to creating your ideal birth process. As a mom-to-be, you contribute important information about your body, feelings, and beliefs. We are passionate about this partnership, because we believe it is the key to a pregnancy and childbirth journey that ensures health for your baby, and provides a positive experience for you. In her recent article, “A …

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Midwives

June 26, 2014

When it comes to working with your midwives, there’s a lot to think about. Are they qualified? Are they hearing your emotional and physical concerns? Will they handle an emergency situation like you’d hope? Will they create a loving, meaningful experience around the birth of your child? As with any relationship, it’s important that your communication methods are  effective. But, how can you ensure this is happening? Below, we detail out several ways to effectively communicate with your midwives: Ask …

New Website Launch

Lisa Gussack
June 17, 2014

Hello everyone, I’m pleased to announce have we have launched our new website today. You can visit us online at: FullCircleWomensHealth.com. The new site allows you to review all the services and classes we provide. We have also launched a blog so you can learn from your practitioners and keep up with the latest announcements in their fields and practices. We also have bio pages where you can review that practitioner’s hours, make appointments, download forms and more. We hope …

The Billing Assistant at Full Circle Women’s Health

Susan Urbina-Santiago
February 6, 2014

As the new billing assistant for Full Circle Women’s Health, it is my pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your insurance. I love interacting with our patients and sharing in their childbirth journey. I am fortunate enough to be able to personally attest that the midwives are wonderful women and believe in delivering your best possible birth experience. I am here to do my part to make sure we achieve that for every woman. Insurance …