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  • Midwifery in Uganda - Report from Marion Toepke McLean

    Marion, who you read about in my previous blog post , has shared this little picture of Uganda with us and also a lovely birth story. Midwifery Today sent Marion with a Doppler which was the piece of equipment the midwives wanted most. -Jan I'm greeting you from Soroti, Uganda, here on the high savannah...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-31-2009
  • Birth and Bio-Physical Profile

    My friend, who is a homebirth and birth center midwife, just had a round of Bio-Physical Profile problems. That is, some of her clients decided to step on the medical intervention train and have one, "just to see if their baby was all right." What that invariably does is start them on the,...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-20-2009
  • 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...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-02-2009
  • Not Enough Milk?

    What is causing this epidemic of “not enough milk” in mothers who are trying to breastfeed? I am glad that it didn’t happen before the invention of artificial baby milk formula, because if it had, a lot of us probably would not exist today. In fact, the human population would undoubtedly be much smaller...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 12-21-2008
  • 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...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 05-09-2008
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