100% of the proceeds from these auctions, beyond the opening bid, will be sent to Commonsense Childbirth to provide midwifery care to women who cannot otherwise afford it.
These auctions will run from Monday, March 24th, 2014 to Friday, March 28th, 2014.
<3 This cause is especially close to our hearts, as Jennie Joseph of Commonsense Childbirth was PAXmommy Brianna’s midwife during her pregnancy with her oldest daughter, Delia. <3
Thank you so much for everything you do, Jennie!
Commonsense Childbirth: because every woman deserves a healthy baby.
Read all about Commonsense Childbirth and Jennie Joseph’s vision, here:
“We started with the fundamental premise that every woman wants a healthy baby and every woman deserves one. When a woman sees that you firmly believe that, she too is motivated to do the best she can for herself and her baby.”
Jennie Joseph, LM CPM
Midwife, Founder and Executive Director
Our vision is that all women have a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby and our key principle is that no one is turned away.
Commonsense Childbirth’s mission is to ensure access to timely maternity healthcare particularly for minority, low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women; and to provide practical, social, educational and emotional support, resources and referrals as a means to improving the chances for a positive outcome.
Commonsense Childbirth currently operates a birthing center, known as The Birth Place in Winter Garden, Florida which incorporates a new concept, a community-based midwifery clinic called the Easy Access Prenatal Care Clinic. Our goal is to provide Easy Access Prenatal Care Clinic wherever we can partner with supportive agencies and/or practitioners.
Commonsense Childbirth provides an on-site outreach clinic day once a week. Maternity care is provided utilizing Jennie Joseph’s JJ Way® MCH health care system, as well as help with Medicaid applications and referrals to social services as needed. We see all women, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or ability to pay, for full new-patient exams, repeat prenatal visits and post-partum care as needed. Education services encompass nutrition, childbirth preparation, breast feeding and parenting support groups. Referrals are made to our regional perinatal service at Winnie Palmer Hospital, Orlando for any high-risk patients that we identify. Healthy, low-risk women who are motivated to deliver naturally are offered the opportunity to deliver at our birth center, all others proceed to the hospital for delivery and return to our care for postpartum follow-up.
OUTCOMES AND DESIRED CHANGES
We have found that perinatal outcomes have consistently improved in the women who are currently being served by The Birth Place/CSC program. Women in our practice tend to reach full-term, have babies over six pounds and are more likely to initiate breast feeding than similar populations. (See our 2007 Study results). By providing easier access to this model of care in the targeted areas we anticipate being able to continue this positive trend.
Read more about The Birth Place: