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02 January 2009
Hope, Dream and Do - Are You Called to Midwifery?
A new year is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Are you headed in the direction you want for your life? We as birth practitioners and activists are called to help motherbaby have the best birth possible. There are many callings within that theme. You may have a dream to be a doula or a midwife... Read More...
09 May 2008
Role of Doulas
Having both a midwife and a doula in a homebirth is nice. My midwife mentor and one of the column writers for Midwifery Today , Marion Toepke McLean, cautioned us early on that when midwives do too much labor support, our judgment of what is going on may be clouded. Sometimes labor is very long but very... Read More...
08 February 2008
Fighting Infection in Birth
Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is another good reason to have your baby at home. It is rampant in hospitals. Our local newspaper reported recently that 90,000 Americans are sickened by this infection each year and almost 19,000 are killed by it. This is more people than are killed by AIDS... Read More...