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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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Fear of Childbirth – Part III

Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful.  It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want 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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Walk it Out – Bringing on Labor UNK Style

We’ve all heard that walking is really good exericise throughout pregnancy.  In late pregnancy, it is very good for helping the baby descend into the pelvis and encourage labor to begin.  The mama in this video takes it up a … Continue reading

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Inspirational Birth Quotes

Ina May Gaskin, CPM – Spiritual Midwifery (1977) We have found that there are laws as constant as the laws of physics, electricity, or astronomy whose influence on the process of the birthing cannot be ignored.  The midwife or doctor … 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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