United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Impact of Gossip on the Midwifery Community

A midwife from the Midwest shares her thoughts on how divisive behaviors in the midwifery community can impact care, and why midwives need to work together to overcome gossip and competition.

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About Author: Erika Obert

Erika Obert, CPM, has been serving birthing families since 2004. She is the owner of Precious Passage Birth Services, providing homebirth midwifery care, home or hospital doula care and placenta encapsulation throughout northeast Ohio. Erika continues to advocate for gentle beginnings, holistic care, access to skilled midwives and the right to informed consent for birthing families. She lives with her husband, six children and an over-exuberant collie.

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