Kate Prendergast CPM, LM is a partner in Om Birth Llc. a midwifery practice serving the New York/New Jersey Metro area. She has a passion for undisturbed birth and learning, and for articulating and sharing midwifery knowledge.
In this thoughtful article, author Kate Prendergast discusses the use of management techniques for a prolonged second stage.
Read more…. Labor Pattern and Management during a Prolonged Second Stage
The author argues that midwives don’t have to be expert therapists to help women who have been sexually traumatized; she can guide the woman through using birth as the healer.
Read more…. In My Opinion: Birth as a Vehicle for Healing
Photos by Jennifer D. Head
In July and August of 2008 I was an intern at Mercy Maternity Center in Davao, Philippines, where I completed all of my clinical requirements or “numbers” towards my CPM. I learned a great deal from the midwives enrolled in NewLife International School of Midwifery (midwifeschool.org).
Read more…. Midwifery: A Filipina Perspective
I wish I could think of a punch line for this joke: A midwife, a doula and an obstetrician walk into a bar… but, I don’t really need one since I’ve gotten plenty of laughs just with that opening. Read more…. Humor as Natural Medicine