April 2009 - Posts

28 April 2009
Dilation Checks: When Are They Necessary?
Why are we going in and up to check dilation when the baby is coming down and out? I wonder when we first started to invade the woman’s body in this way? Was it after World War II or the turn of the century? What about women who have suffered sexual abuse? What damage are we doing? What information... Read More...
21 April 2009
Midwifery Lumped with What?
I got this on a Google alert. Look at the activities that midwifery is lumped in with: The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR, USA The [Oregon Health Licensing] Agency oversees health-related boards and professions, including body piercing, tattooing, midwifery and sex-offender treatment. Is this... Read More...
14 April 2009
Decrease Costs of Health Care with Midwifery Care
I know how to cut costs in ways that no one seems to have discussed at the federal level. Healthy natural birth is the foundation for lifelong health. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and potential heart disease are among the many conditions that are preventable or are greatly lessened by normal... Read More...
10 April 2009
Educate Young Midwives
I believe one of the richest and most fruitful undertakings we can accomplish is to educate and encourage our young midwives. At the Eugene conference this year we had an eleven-year-old and a nine-year-old who are dedicated to becoming midwives. This is an awesome gift to all of us. It tells us that... Read More...
07 April 2009
What is our Biggest Obstacle in Carrying out the Mission Midwifery Today?
Money has always been our biggest obstacle, but God has used that to guide me into where we are supposed to go. For instance, I would never have started doing conferences if we had been financially solvent. Despite our ongoing struggle with finances, here we are 23 years later: an excellent staff working... Read More...
01 April 2009
Belly Project
The B elly Project is the brainchild of Christy Christy Tashjian and Karen Rayne She is very excited to announce that in less than 24 hours 1300 vistors have been to the belly project site. Maybe you should check it out too. Jan Tritten Midwifery Today Read More...