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  • Midwife in South Dakota

    Hey there! I just found out I am expecting my second child, let me tell you a little about my hospital experience with my daughter; we arrived at the hospital around 3 am, the dr's let me labor for 2 hours, during which I was allowed to go into the bathtub for short periods of time but, then my doctor...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by vandervorst on 04-01-2014
  • Manila Midwifery Volunteering?

    Hi there, I am looking for any volunteer/internship opportunities in Manila for a new midwife. I am aware of Mercy in Action, but that is 3 hours away and I will be staying in Manila for my time in the Philippines. Any information would be deeply appreciated. Thank you! -Susana
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Liliwarka on 08-24-2012
  • question about cord clamping and giving pitocin

    hi! i work in a hospital as a midwife and there we must give pitocin after birth. I have noticed that if i administer Pitocin IM ( 10- 20 units) right after baby is born the mother bleeds a lot less (100 CC blood) then when i wait and give the Pitocin (IM or IV) after the placenta comes out (300-500...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by newbe on 05-06-2012
  • Midwives willing to travel

    Hello All, I have seen a few different threads where there are families looking for traveling midwives or vice versa and I wanted to hopefully put a thread together that would allow midwives to post their interest and willingness to travel for births so that families looking could find us easier. It...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by midwifejenny on 03-15-2012
  • Birth in Nepal: Maternity Care

    Dear All, You might be interested to know the childbirth practices in different parts of the world. So, I'm sharing here with you childbirth practices and custom surrounding births and menstruation especially in the western part of Nepal. Here is link "Birth in Nepal" http://english.aljazeera...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Laxmi on 08-05-2011
  • Birth in Nepal and Chaupadi: A Sexist Custom

    Dear All, You might be interested to know the childbirth practices in different parts of the world. So, I'm sharing here with you childbirth practices and custom surrounding births and menstruation especially in the western part of Nepal. Here is link "Birth in Nepal" http://english.aljazeera...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Laxmi on 08-05-2011
  • 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
  • Birthlove

    Some of you may remember the Birthlove website. It was a huge resource in the early 2000s. There was a lot of collaboration between Birthlove and Midwifery Today. The site went down and has now been put back up. There are no forums or interactions but the information is a treasure. Go to: http://birthlove...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by GloriaLemay on 02-19-2009
  • 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
  • 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
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