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Hearing Screenings!

Rainey

We are proud to have been chosen to receive a grant from The Department of Health for the equipment and training to conduct newborn hearing screens! This means we can screen newborns during home visits. Unfortunately, less than 50% of babies born out of hospital are getting screened. We had our training last month and here is a picture of our “test” baby Rainey, with our student Diana conducting the screen. Happy to say, she passed with flying colors! We are also doing repeat screens if a baby did not pass on the first go. Please contact us, we are screening whomever needs. We can also screen older children who have not received their screens as well. Just call the office 360-678-3594 and we are happy to serve!

 

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Cynthia Jaffe is named Hometown Hero!

PicturePhoto by Justin Burnett, South Whidbey Record

Our very own, Cynthia Jaffe, is named Hometown Hero! Read more about Cynthia and why she is so vital to this community, in the touching South Whidbey Record article,
Cynthia Jaffe: A forward-looking Hometown Hero
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Quotes from the Community about our Hero:

“Cynthia has been in my life since day one. I had the privilege of being one of the first babies she helped deliver on Whidbey Island. Twenty years later I am blessed with my son Brayden, and Cynthia was with me every step of the way. To bring love and life into this world is the definition of a true hero. She brought happiness to my family with her gentle, knowledgeable wisdom, and for that she is my hero.”

—Anna Graves

“Twenty years ago Cynthia was my midwife and helped so much to center me and keep me unafraid when my daughter, Anna, was born. It was wonderful to have her help my daughter when she in turn gave birth, where she also had a wonderful experience because of the expert and kind Cynthia. She’s amazing!”

—Harriet Behncke, Langley

“Cynthia amazes me. I have the privilege of working closely with Cynthia as a birth assistant. Cynthia offers meticulous care to her clients during all aspects of pregnancy, birth and beyond. I have watched her coach, soothe, direct and manage each and every unique birthing experience.

She is a true educator, advocating that women have a choice and can influence the way they are treated during labor and delivery. Most importantly she teaches women that they can influence the way their child arrives in the world.”

—Linnea Freed Hess

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