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  • barriers to practice and history of midwifery

    I am writing a paper on barriers to practice for CPMs and for CNMs in the US. I am looking for some sources and would appreciate any leads. Up next for me is a paper on the history of homebirth midwifery in california and I would also love some help finding sources, as most of what I find on the internet are focused on nurse-midwifery. Thanks!
  • Re: BAI or ALACE/IBWP for CBE training

    Did you hear from them yet? I wrote to them and told them my concerns about enrolling in their program and told them your story. This is what they wrote back to me: "Hello Maya,   This is not a common occurance but sometimes does happen with the high delievery volume and with our members being located in so many parts of the ...
  • Re: BAI or ALACE/IBWP for CBE training

    I'm so sorry to hear that. I have heard that they are very under-staffed so it might just be that, but one month with repeated attempts to contact them and not a word back? hmmm. I wrote to them recently (about a month ago) inquiring about their program and they got back to me right away. I have heard of people who have completed their program ...
  • BAI or ALACE/IBWP for CBE training

    I would love to hear from anyone who has completed or is enrolled in the childbirth education training at Birth Arts International or ALACE/IBWP I am considering enrolling. 
  • CBE certification which one?

    I am a doula and have decided to finally get certified as a CBE. Now I have to decide which organization. I would like to hear from other childbirth educators the pros and cons of the organization they chose. Thanks in advance!
  • hematoma and episiotomy

    I am curious about  midwive's experiences with hematomas caused by episiotomy.  Have any of you seen hematomas caused by tears as well or just episiotomies? And I am curious why it is more common with epis. and less so with natural tearing. Is it more about the way it is sutured? Asking all this because my neighbor who just had a ...
    Posted to Labor, Birth and Postpartum (Forum) by mandalamama on 01-28-2011
  • Re: attending an unassisted birth

    Thank you both for your replies. You each represent a different voice within me.  I will get quiet and sit with it for a while and see what comes. I think that a conversation with my friend will help a lot. 
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by mandalamama on 10-22-2010
  • Re: attending an unassisted birth

    Good questions. This is mama's second baby. She had midwives for her first birth and had a traumatic experience with them which is part of the reason she is makeing the decision to have no midwives present at this birth.  When she went into labor at midnight with her first baby she could tell that she was going to have a fast labor. She ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by mandalamama on 10-20-2010
  • attending an unassisted birth

    I am a doula and student midwife. A friend of mine is pregnant and has decided to have an unassisted birth and has asked me to be her doula. Hmmm. Personally, I would not choose an unassisted birth for myself. I value the skills and support of midwives. And aside from the obvious possible emergencies that worry me, I am also concerned that ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by mandalamama on 10-20-2010
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