Author Archives: Joyce Butler

About Joyce Butler

Home birth midwife in Israel, focusing on areas in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Beit Shemesh and more.

What you hear in Israel about homebirth

The general view in Israel about homebirth is a bit negative.  First off, the ministry of Health is against the trend.  Most run of the mill doctors are not only not for homebirth, but also try to discourage it as … Continue reading

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Fetal Movements

How to ensure that your baby is feeling good inutero?  By making sure that his or her fetal movements are enough.  First off, never try to pay attention to fetal movements when you are fasting.  If the baby isn’t getting … Continue reading

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Diet

It turns out that people are very connected emotionally to their diets.  When I’ve met women in say the end of their second trimester, and start to talk a proper diet with them, sometimes I’ve noticed that I get an … Continue reading

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Back again:

It’s been a really long time, many life things have happened, and are happening, but this is what life is made of.  My wonderful son-in-law, Yehuda was murdered when he was just trying to work, and put bread on the … Continue reading

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Natural birthing with Joyce.

This is Gabriella’s birth story. She hired Joyce twice; she accompanied Gabriella to the hospital for the birth of her second child, which was premature. I have used Joyce as my midwife for both of my children and I don’t … Continue reading

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