Author Archives: Joyce Butler

About Joyce Butler

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

Nice reading

What I am about to quote can be read in the book,”Living Inspired”, by Akiva Tatz. Pregnancy proceeds gradually and predictably.  Then, like most ordeals and crises, labor occurs abruptly and is incomparable in intensity relative to the proceeding months.  … Continue reading

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This is my home birth story…

This is one of Sarah Zadok’s home birth stories. Sarah, a resident of Ramat Beit Shemesh, gave birth with Joyce for five births between 2000-2010.  It’s 3 am. I’m drifting somewhere in between sleep and awake…I’m curled up under soft … Continue reading

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Some history

One of my birthing moms gave me an interesting book to read, “A Drop Of Milk”, Every object tells a tale 7, compliments of, The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum. The percentage of child mortality in Israel in the … Continue reading

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Giving birth at home: the experience in Israel

One of the best ways to give your baby the best start is to give birth in the most comfortable atmosphere – for both you and him/her. For many women, that comfortable atmosphere is in their own home. I have … Continue reading

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