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Supporting Homebirth and Birth Center Midwifery Care for Rural Kentucky Women

Last week the Kentucky state legislature passed Senate Bill 110 which will allow optometrists to perform some basic laser surgery procedures that have generally been limited to opthalmologists.  The bill is aimed at improving the possibilities of eye care in rural … Continue reading

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The Closing of a Historic Tradition – Mary Breckinridge Hospital Maternity Ward

September 23, 2010 is the official closing date of the Mary Breckinridge Hospital’s maternity ward in Hyden, Kentucky.  Current patients will have to seek prenatal care elsewhere and birth in another facility.  The closing of a hospital’s maternity ward holds … Continue reading

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Is Homebirth a Safe Option?

Last week there was an article released online with a print version due in September of this year in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on a new “study” or meta-analysis of the safety of homebirth by Joesph Wax … Continue reading

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Centering Pregnancy at UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center – Hazard, Kentucky

I was blessed to be invited to attend and speak to a special gathering of women at the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center in Hazard, Kentucky on Thursday.  This gathering was of the Centering Pregnancy Program that was … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky – Part 3 (The Future)

Currently, all across the United States we have seen an increase in medical interventions used routinely in normal low risk birth that coincides with physicians being the primary prenatal caregivers and birth attendants.  Since the writing of the last entry, … Continue reading

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Birth in Eastern Kentucky

Like in most places in the United States prior to the 1900s, if you were living in southeastern Kentucky and were expecting a child, you were planning to have that baby at home.  Your birth would either be attended by … Continue reading

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