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Happy International Day of the Midwife!

Today, we are celebrating our midwives and sending them love.  Midwives do a tremendous work in the communities they serve.  The Midwifery Model of Care brought the opportunity for healthy birth to so many mothers whose options were limited.  We … Continue reading

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Remembering My Second Birth Journey

Three years ago yesterday, at around 5pm, my water broke right after ordering dinner at a little restaurant called Karma Cafe.  It didn’t just spring a leek.  It released the flood.  I sloshed myself to the bathroom to check the … Continue reading

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Childbirth Education for Rural Mothers

In the area where I teach “in-person” Lamaze Childbirth Preparation classes (along with other classes), I am the first person in around 10 years to offer a complete series of childbirth education classes.  Despite having a recent and rich tradition … Continue reading

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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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Writing a Birth Plan

Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy.  It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider.  It is important to … Continue reading

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A Bill Proposing Federal Recognition of CPMs to be Introduced Soon – Great News for Rural Women

M.A.M.A. – The Midwives and Mothers in Action Campaign has been working diligently for sometime for federal recognition of certified professional midwives (CPM) both so women’s access to the care they provide can be increased, and so that CPMs can … Continue reading

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Reliable Pregnancy and Birth Information on the Internet

It doesn’t take long in pregnancy before we can feel bombarded by information and the opinions of others as to what is the healthiest ways of experiencing our pregnancy and birth.  Everyone seems to feel that their “way” is the … Continue reading

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