Coastal Family Birth Retreat
The Coastal Family Birth Retreat is New Hampshire seacoast's
first free standing Birth Center. We are minutes off major thoroughfares but
offer privacy desired by parents during their labor experience.
Birth is an awesome, natural, intense, and sacred process which is also a "Life
Event". The midwives at CFBR offer preparation and participation with families
to help create a natural and memorable Birth Center or Homebirth experience.
We believe there is a very big difference between giving birth to a baby and
being delivered of a baby. We strive to awaken each woman's power from within
through knowledge, preparation, and helping women find their strengths and to
understand their possibilities.
Our Birthing Home is located on 2 acres of land with mature landscaping to provide
privacy and space for laboring women and families to be outside while in early
labor. Our two birth suites are fully equipped and nicely furnished, each with
its own heated birth pool. The CFBR also offers a Birth Pool as a rental for
Coastal Family Birth Retreat offers personalized and comprehensive
Midwifery care, which includes:
- Prenatal diagnostic testing
- Prenatal exams and education at each stage of pregnancy, labor, birth, and
- Attendance of birth at the Birthing Home or at client's home, and in the
event that a hospital transfer is necessary
- VBAC's (vaginal birth after C/S)
- Postpartum visits for Mom and baby within 48 hours, one week, three weeks,
and six weeks.
- Breastfeeding counseling
- Childbirth education Parenting classes
Valerie Jacques, RN, CPM, NHCM
is an experienced midwife having attended over 1,000 births and has been a practicing
homebirth midwife since 1980.She is a Registered Nurse with a strong background in
Maternity and Pediatrics. Valerie is nationally certified by the North American
Registry of Midwives, and is also certified in the state of NH. The CFBR serves
families from NH, ME, and MA. Valerie has also practiced midwifery in the states
of Colorado and Hawaii.
Between 1989 and 1995, Valerie served as a board member
of the New Hampshire Midwifery Advisory Committee. She also provides emergency
childbirth education to area fire departments and EMS departments. Valerie has
provided childbirth education since 1975 and has been a LaLeche League leader
for several years.
Valerie is married, has four adult children and is loving life as a grandmother.
Directions to the Coastal Family Birth Retreat
Frying Pan Lane, Stratham, NH 03885
From Maine: I-95 S to Route 101 West
(toll portions road); Exit 11 off Route 101 West; Bear right off exit onto Route
108 North; Take right on Shell station onto Frying Pan Lane - 3rd house on left.
Massachusetts: I-95 N to Route 101 West (toll portions
road); Exit 11 off Route 101 West; Bear right off exit onto Route 108 North;
Take right on Shell station onto Frying Pan Lane - 3rd house on left.
western NH: Exit 11 off Route 101 East; bear left off exit onto Route 108
North; Take right at Shell station onto Frying Pan Lane - 3rd house on left.
Office: 47 Fox Point Rd., Newington, NH 03801 (please call for directions - 603-502-9452)
visit our website: www.coastalfamilybirthretreat.com
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