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One Year & Counting!

One Year & Counting!

The Breath of Life Women’s Health Services and Birth Center, on East Bay Drive in Largo, celebrated its first anniversary this month. It has had 22 births. The center partners with childbirth educator June Connell, of Happy Birth Way to provide bimonthly informational...

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100 Reasons to Smile!

100 Reasons to Smile!

December 29, 2009: The early Christmas present was delivered — literally — five days before the holiday. Around 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 8-pound-4-ounce Ester Papa made history as the 100th birth at the 2-year-old Breath of Life Women’s Health Services and Birth Center on East...

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Elective Induction can be Harmful to Babies

Elective Induction can be Harmful to Babies

December 5, 2010: In the final weeks of pregnancy, doctors say, a lot of women are eager to give birth. Maybe their husbands are in the military, about to be deployed. Maybe they’re feeling huge, hot and exhausted. Sympathetic doctors sometimes oblige, inducing labor...

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BEST MATERNATIVE: BEST OF THE BAY, 2011

BEST MATERNATIVE: BEST OF THE BAY, 2011

“We’ve got nothing against hospitals, and Bayfront’s All Children’s expansion is beautiful, but for some, the atmosphere created by modern medicine is more suffocating than sterile. A Breath of Life delivery (below) is altogether different, with midwives encouraging...

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Birth Centers Receive Grant to Reduce Preterm Birth

Birth Centers Receive Grant to Reduce Preterm Birth

February 28, 2013, Washington, District of Columbia– Preterm birth is estimated to cost over $26 billion per year and impacts close to 12% of all births in the United States. Preterm birth is associated with increased risk of lifelong health and developmental...

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