Dear Mamas and Families, We are excited to honor and appreciate you at our Free Annual Mother’s Saturday Brunch on May 9th 2015, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Havurah Shir Hadash, 180 N Mountain Ave, Ashland. Come be celebrated! Bring your family and friends. Dine on a sumptuous brunch, receive massage and […]
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About Laura Roe
Laura Roe has been a licensed home birth midwife in the Rogue Valley for 13 years. She brings her previous education and professional training in the areas of social work and education to her work as a midwife and is mother to two wonderful children.
In Laura’s midwifery practice she and her team work collaboratively to create a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. She believes that freedom of choice is based on knowledge of options and alternatives and sees her role as educator to women and their families as to the options available, so that they can make the best decisions for their family.
In addition to traditional maternity care, Laura offers nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic counseling along with well woman and well baby check-ups. Learn more about Laura’s services.
Entries by Laura Roe
Southern Oregon Birth Connections is once again inviting you to a Super Event for our Valley! From the group that has brought you The Free Annual Mother’s Saturday Brunch, we now bring you the “Free Fall Family Fair” in the Ballroom at the Ashland Springs Hotel. This is an opportunity for the Rogue Valley to […]
Dear Southern Oregon Families, Thank you for being in our lives! Please join us on Saturday May 10th, let us pamper the mama in your family with love, appreciation, massage, free child-care and yummy food! Yes dads, you and the kids eat free as well. Why? Because we could not be part of this community […]
So…you just found out you’re pregnant….. Now what? …. How exciting! Congratulations! There’s a double line on that pregnancy test! Along with a myriad of emotions, all too soon come some of the first parenting decisions: Who shall you work with to support you in this important journey of pregnancy, labor and birth? ……………Licensed midwife, […]
There are many people discussing this question right now. Indeed, there is much excitement about a recent study that came out speaking to the safety of homebirth for low-risk mamas. And, yet, I don’t really think the question is just about the location of where one births…. I believe that an equally significant question has […]
If we hope to create A non-violent world Where respect and kindness Replace Fear and hatred, We must begin with How we treat Each other At the beginning of life. For that is where Our deepest patterns Are set. From these roots Grow fear And alienation …or love and trust. -Suzanne Arms Find us on […]
Many parents strive to raise their children far from the path they themselves walked down in childhood. They want to make improvements in child rearing, and may question some of the outdated assumptions that once defined child rearing in the past. Which assumptions are the ones to question? How does the place of birth impact […]
At this time of the year, people begin to turn inward. We move towards our inner selves…and reflect on what is of most importance. The days get shorter, and the nights get longer…. We think about how we wish to celebrate, what traditions we wish to carry on. We get to think about and acknowledge […]
Laura and I recently attended a one year reunion of one of our childbirth classes. Seeing all the babies toddling and crawling, exploring and retreating to their mothers was a thrill and a joy — and not just because we had the honor and privilege of attending their births. These children will have the opportunity […]
Last month, LocalsGuide asked me about birth. This month I decided to ask others, and here are the answers I received. – Thank you to all! • Birth is…..life. Re-birth. The beginning. Empowering. The ultimate surrender. • Extremely painful and overwhelming. The end result is lovely, but the process is no picnic. • How we […]
by Laura Roe LDM,CPM and Glennie Feinsmith, LCSW Southern Oregon Birth Connections is once again creating a Super Event for our Valley! From the group that has brought you The Free Annual Mother’s Day Brunch, we now bring you our “Free Fall Family Fair” in the Ballroom at the Ashland Springs Hotel. We are offering […]
The evening before Cedar’s birthing day, we returned home at dark. There was an expectancy in the house; I had the distinct feeling that a much-anticipated guest was about to arrive. I awoke at 4 a.m. on his due date with cramping that continued for the next few hours but stopped after I got out […]
Do you see pregnancy as a normal, healthy state of being? Do you think having a child is one of the greatest potential events in your life? Do you trust your body? Knowing that it has served you well in your life, and know that it will serve you well again? Are you wanting to […]
Getting to know your new baby is an all-encompassing task! In this joyful process, there is seldom time for anything else – like caring for yourself. Midwifery care continues throughout the first six post partum weeks. The midwifery model of care emphasizes ongoing care for both mom and baby. This continuity can ease the transition […]
Happy Mother’s Day to all mama’s! I thank you for your incredible courage…It is so important to remember that motherhood can be the essence of people taking care of people. Let us remember this as we move forward into this year. Sort of like, after the labor and birth has come and gone. , and […]
It’s that time of the year again….time when new life is bursting forth! What a perfect opportunity for the mothers of our community to be honored. Southern Oregon Birth Connections (SOBC) is so pleased to be sponsoring our fourth annual FREE Mother’s Day Brunch. It has been such an honor to watch our group truly […]
The experience of birthing begins and ends in the body. Its wisdom guides the birthing process to completion. Notwithstanding the power of the mind and spirit to influence this work, the body grows and births a baby. In our culture, much traditional knowledge and wisdom of the workings of the body has been lost. Elsewhere, that knowledge has been preserved and the wisdom passed down. Arvigo Techniques Maya Abdominal Therapy is a modality which combines traditional Maya abdominal massage techniques with Western structural manipulation. Maya Therapy can profoundly impact the quality of pregnancy and birt