Jill Cohen

Jill Cohen lives in Mill City, Oregon, with two of her four children. After 20 years as a lay midwife she returned to school to become an RN. She is currently working in a small rural hospital as a primary OB nurse. She was the associate editor of Midwifery Today magazine from 1990 to 2007.

A Midwife’s Perspective: Labor and Birth in the Water

Misunderstandings abound about the use of water in birth, learn about the positive effects. Read more…. A Midwife’s Perspective: Labor and Birth in the Water

Why Homebirth?

Women are becoming increasingly unhappy with their hospital birth experiences as the result of a multitude of factors, in particular the advent of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and the proliferation of intervention that goes with hospital based modern health care.
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The Homebirth Choice

The authors discuss the why’s and how’s of homebirth, including a brief history of midwifery, considerations to weigh in deciding on types of midwives and tips on how to choose a midwife. …Anyone considering the profession of midwifery will also find this useful as a general overview of what a midwife does. Read more…. The Homebirth Choice

Protocols: Standards Meeting Needs

As I define them, protocols are a set of guidelines drawn up by an individual or group which outlines a standard of practice. In my practice as a lay midwife, my protocols are flexible enough to accommodate each situation I meet. Read more…. Protocols: Standards Meeting Needs

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