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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Three Cups of Tea

    I recently read the book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time , by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin. This is an unusual book for me to review in that it isn’t about midwifery or birth. It’s about a subject that I encourage people about as often as I can...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 12-17-2008
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