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12 Apr, 2024

About Midwifery Care

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18 Mar, 2024

Motif Medical blog posts by Rebekah Mustaleski

There is nothing else in life that can be compared to childbirth. Birth is unpredictable, and almost always goes differently than you envision, and while your body is doing all of the work, it is largely outside of your control. Birth is physical, yes, but it is also a mental, emotional, and spiritual process that happens as you meet your new baby. Put simply, a lot is going on when you give birth! And while a lot is happening, there isn’t a lot of time or energy for you to use making importan

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18 Mar, 2024

​Interview with Living East Tennessee about midwifery care and home birth services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — There is a huge rise in people wanting to have their babies at home or a non-hospital birth. In the world we live in now with COVID always lingering, health is a top priority for all. Roots & Wings Midwifery is here to help make your non-hospital birth as perfect as it can be. There is a lot that goes into making sure that everything is perfect for you and Roots & Wings is always there for you.

Birth Stories

18 Mar, 2024

Kim + Derrick

Baby boy may have been late, but he sure came in a hurry! After a twelve day “wait” he came rushing into the world with an active labor of maybe 8 hours. This was my dream birth- it was so perfect for me and I never want to forget all the details. It was awesome and powerful to be able to trust my instinct and my body. At 41 + 5, I was so concerned I was going to go to 42 weeks and my midwife would no longer assist. But Aly, one of my midwives, was so confident I would before then, which

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18 Mar, 2024

Madison + David

I was so ready to have the baby. I knew it would happen in the next day or two. That morning I had a few contractions. Very irregular, only lasting like 20 seconds and no pain whatsoever. I took a solid 3 hour nap that morning! After that, I didn’t experience any more contractions the rest of the afternoon. ​ Around 8:30pm my husband and I had sex (which is very important to the story!) Fast forward to 10pm: a few odd cramps (maybe contractions) that didn’t last long again and weren’

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18 Mar, 2024

Sarah + Ben

It all started at my best friends weddings. We had joked that I was going to go into labor during the wedding which did not happen but when I was at the reception I started to get contractions that were uncomfortable 5 minutes apart. I was thinking no way this could actually happen.😂😅 We left the wedding early and went home. I started cleaning the house in case I was actually going into labor. I cleaned the house until midnight getting contractions as close to 2-3 minutes apart but

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18 Mar, 2024

Brettnay + Simeon

My due date was May 8th, Mother’s Day. If I wasn’t going to have baby early, then I definitely wanted her on Mother’s Day. How perfect would that be?! Well, Mother’s Day came and went. As did the next day, and the next day. The days drug on. Every day I woke up thinking “This is the day! It’s got to be today.” I’d spend the day walking, bouncing on my birth ball, eating pineapple, and a dozen other tricks only to go to bed crying that another day had passed and still no baby. I h

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25 Feb, 2024

WATE News Story about a local family who chose to have a home birth during the pandemic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — What do your back porch, living room, and bathroom have in common? Your baby could be born in any of them. Over the last year because of the pandemic some parents looked into home births instead of hospital delivery. For most moms and dads, having a photographer capture a birth in 2020, wasn’t possible. Hospital visitation restrictions wouldn’t allow for it. For Jamie Cunningham and her wife, though, photos of the birth capture their 2020.

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20 Feb, 2024

​Listen to the No Higher Calling podcast, interviewing Rebekah Mustaleski about the midwifery model of care

No Higher Calling is a podcast to encourage women to pursue Christlikeness in their lives, marriages, and motherhood. As I seek to grow in my Christian life, God has given me a passion to teach the truths I am learning to others. In this podcast, I speak from the overflow of what God is doing in my heart and home. You will find a large variety of topics discussed from devotional thoughts, parenting, h

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14 Feb, 2024

​Knoxville Voyager interviews Rebekah about how and why she became a midwife

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebekah Mustaleski. Hi Rebekah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story? My story is really about seeing a need in the community and helping fill it. When I was having my own babies, I wished for a home birth but my partner and I couldn’t find a midwife who provided the care that I was looking for, I wanted to deliver my baby at my house and still have regular prenatal care with lab testing, ultrasound, etc. Once I s

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