Episode 5: Great Job Mama Podcast | A Discussion On Birth Centers, Home Births & Midwifery Care with Hayley Oakes

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I am so thrilled to welcome Hayley Oakes, LM, CPM to the Great Job Mama podcast this week! Hayley is a midwife, educator and new mother. She had attended 300 births from home, birth center and hospital and has had the opportunity to train with Ina May Gaskin and the midwives at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. She is committed to supporting women in having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience and to help grow healthy, happy babies. She is also our midwife! We worked with Hayley when I was pregnant with Ella. If you’re interested in learning more about midwifery prenatal and postnatal care, what an out of hospital birth experience can look like, the benefits plus common concerns or questions – Hayley shares her wealth of knowledge with us in today’s episode. As a new mother Hayley also shares more about her own birth experience and how being a midwife impacted her birth!

Podcast Highlights

– What is a midwife and what does it mean to have a midwife during pregnancy and postpartum

– Benefits of out of hospital births

– Common concerns when choosing to work with a midwife

– How experiencing motherhood impacted Hayley’s career as a midwife

– Hayley’s home birth practice opening and podcast Milk Trails

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Hayley’s Website: www.hayleyoakes.com

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Hayley’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hayley.oakes.94

Hayley’s Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theoakesmidwife

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