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  • College Paper - Midwifery Care in the United States

    I wrote this paper for my English course and now I have to publish it! I thought no better than this forum, where the members can appreciate it! I hope you enjoy! Aubrey Hatch English 122 Professor Ross Lambert July 27, 2007 Obstetric and Midwifery Care During Labor in the United States. An analysis...
    Posted to Homebirth (Forum) by Aubrey H. on 08-09-2010
  • WWYD - Client Stops Contact 2 weeks PP?

    I have a client who birthed with me 6 weeks ago - it was a long labour that eventually we transferred for (waters broken 60 hours and mama's fever started rising), and baby was born in hospital vacuum-assisted with relatively few interventions - I would consider a good outcome considering the situation...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by majikfaerie on 12-06-2009
  • Portable pelvic exam table for rural Ghana

    Hi everyone, I have been working for the past two years doing field observations/research with midwives in different areas of Ghana. A group of students and I have been developing a portable gynecology table to provide access to pelvic and antenatal exams for women that cannot travel far distances to...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by pelvic_exam on 10-22-2009
  • Working alone at births

    Hi everyone! I'm just starting out as an independent midwife in the UK where we usually have 2 midwives provided for homebirths in the nataional health service. I will be working alone, but will have a trusted doula friend with me for all births - does anyone else work like this? or purely alone...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by evony17 on 08-01-2009
  • retractions and grunting

    I am interested in midwives experiences with this in a newborn, what caused it, how you recognized it and how it was resolved... Thanks!
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 07-13-2009
  • Sisterhood in Midwifery?

    Do you feel a sense of sisterhood in your midwifery community? Do you feel like you are supported as a midwife with fellow midwives? Did/do you feel supported in your process of "becoming" a midwife in your community? What is your "coming of age" story in the midwifery community?
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by BlessedMamaMidwife on 04-04-2009
  • Why I Became a Homebirth Midwife and Midwifery Today Mother

    The one thing that made me want to become a midwife was the birth of my first child. I was having a lovely, natural birth in the hospital. I was laboring wonderfully, loving it. When I got really going, at probably about 9 cm dilation, the staff came in to give me a saddle block. I said, “But I’m...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Donna on 03-31-2009
  • Re: A question on money!

    In the Pacific NW, midwives charge on average between $2000 and $4000. I charge $3500, but have reduced fee discounts for early payments ($2400 - 2800). By setting my fees at this particular level, I'm able to adequately take on many very low-cost or free births without compromising my need to support...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by pamela.midwife on 03-16-2009
  • Re: Membrane Sweep

    http://womens-health.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/710/1?q=etoc_jwwomenbe No Need to Sweep Whether or not women underwent membrane sweeping, overall rates of induction, postmaturity, and prelabor membrane rupture were similar. Membrane sweeping to move the membranes off the lower pole of the uterus...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by GloriaLemay on 02-25-2009
  • Re: I need Information

    Hi JLangley I would like to encourage you to plan a physiologically normal birth, and only accept surgery if there is a valid reason at the time. The main issue to check prior to making that decision is that the baby's placenta is clear of the scars in your womb's lower segment. It sounds to...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-23-2009
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