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Midwifery as a Gift

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Calling All Midwives….

We have a problem! Labor induction in the United States has more than tripled since 1990.
A first-time mom told me on social media, “It wasn’t even a discussion, it was: ‘this is what’s happening.’ It’s really hard to disagree with doctors or people in positions of authority—in particular when you’re in such a vulnerable position.”

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To Induce or Not to Induce? That is the Question

Hannah was 39 weeks and a few days pregnant with her first child one summer when she went to her scheduled prenatal appointment with her obstetrician/gynecologist. As a part of her examination, a late ultrasound was performed, and she was diagnosed with “low amniotic fluid.” Read more…. To Induce or Not to Induce? That is the Question

Tricks of the Trade – Issue 143

Tricks of the Trade – Issue 143 | For Morning Sickness/Nausea, Repairing Minor 1st Degree Tears, Useful Information, Neonatal Care Tips

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Induction: A Loaded Word

I became a nurse midwife after working for 15 years as a nurse in a high-risk labor and delivery unit. I was a staff nurse, then charge nurse, helicopter transport nurse, nurse educator, and critical care OB-certified.

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Induction of Labor—Why or Why Not?

Labor induction is the use of artificial means to start uterine contractions, with the purpose of ending a pregnancy. “Artificial means” includes methods that use synthetic substances such as pharmaceuticals, natural substances such as herbs and homeopathic remedies, or mechanical forces such as sweeping membranes or artificial rupture of the amniotic sac. The list of ways to try to force labor to begin is long.

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Ophelia’s Surrendered Birth

Ophelia’s beautiful mama reached out to me early in her pregnancy, seeking a homebirth after a cesarean six years before. Her determination alone made her a great candidate for a HBAC, along with her self-awareness and overall vibrant health. At our first meeting, B expressed that she wanted her partner and her mother as her birth team, and they were both wonderfully involved and supportive throughout her pregnancy and birth.

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Gather the Wimyn

Gather the Wimyn!

When wimyn gather, knowledge, skills, and wisdom are preserved and experience expands.

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Understanding the Phase of Human Birth Preparation

It is more and more common, in the framework of modern obstetrics, to shorten the duration of pregnancy through such interventions as labor inductions (and pre-labor cesareans). This is the reason we will summarize the conclusions of recent studies suggesting that the importance of the short phase of “physiological birth preparation” is underestimated (Odent 2019).

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A Short Interview on Induction With Gail Hart

Here is an interview with Gail Hart on Induction, Why? Why Not? Learning from the wisdom she shares.

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Too Little Too Late or Too Much Too Soon? How About Just Right?

Maternal mortality prevention has been a world health goal ever since the conception of the Safe Motherhood Initiative in 1985. Maternal death occurs in pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum time.

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Wisdom of the Midwives: Medical Care for Birth

Wisdom of the Midwives: What are the advantages of medical care for birth? – Issue 142

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