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Group B streptococcus is a common bacterium that can adversely affect vaginally-delivered babies, if not detected and treated. This article covers the various protocols that midwives may use to deal with it.
Read more…. GBS in a Homebirth Setting
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Using a real-life example and sharing a recipe for kefir, this midwife shares the facts on probiotics.
Read more…. Probiotics: A Better Way to Treat Infections during Pregnancy
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The author shares her experience with the transition from midwife to midwifery consultant in the UK.
Read more…. Developing a Freelance Midwifery Consultancy Business
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We live next to a marsh, which is surrounded by the Quinnipiac River, and the river rises and falls with the tides of the Long Island Sound. In October the grasses of the marsh paled from emerald to one hundred experiments in gold, and I spent most of my pregnant quiet time looking to the marsh, searching for signs. The fall migration brought three great blue herons to the threshold of our home, Hemingway Creek—a ribbon of silver water that separates us from and ties us to the marsh; it is where the domain of the birds begins. Morning and evening they were there, stalking, staring, watching. Years ago my husband, Adam, and I agreed that our first daughter would be named Heron. For the first time during my pregnancy, the great blues offered a silent suggestion that the person waiting patiently inside me was a girl-child.
Read more…. Wild Geese and a Heron
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One woman’s opinion on mandatory licensing of midwives.
Read more…. Voluntary Licensure
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This article addresses the cultural aspects of midwifery in modern Sweden, as well as providing insight to midwives contemplating working there.
Read more…. “Let’s Fika First!” A Look at Swedish Midwifery from a Cultural Perspective
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This article provides a brief overview of the history of birth in Greece, as well as the current situation.
Read more…. Getting Back to Nature: Non-Medical Birth Options in Athens, Greece
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These three authors recount their experiences during a trip to Senegal to volunteer in the maternity clinic.
Read more…. Stories from Senegal
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The Sally Stockley Maternity Project and its work in Uganda is the subject of this article. The author, a volunteer midwife, shares with us the conditions of life there and what we can do to help improve it.
Read more…. Hope in Uganda
Business is second nature to me; I really enjoy it. I have been making lemonade for 32 years now and have always known that if I wanted to be rich I could have franchised my successful lemonade stand, Family Homesteader. The calling of midwifery got in my way, though. Read more…. Business and Midwifery