Tag Archives: prematurity

Due Dates

Today, would have been my calculated due date for my second daughter – Ivy Pearl, had she actually been born on this day three years ago.  The date my midwife calculated was April 16th.  The day she was born was … Continue reading

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Cesarean Awareness Month and March for Babies

April is Cesarean Awareness Month.  This is a topic dear to my heart, and I hope to be able to share with you some helpful information, websites, online video, and inspiring stories throughout the month of April. The first story … 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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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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New Study Shows Induction of Labor Increases Cesarean Risk

This past week a new study was released showing that mothers who were induced into labor were twice as likely to receive cesarean surgery.  We have known for sometime that induction of labor has increased the number of babies born pre-term, … Continue reading

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Born Too Soon

I wanted to share with everyone this wonderful documentary made in Kentucky about premature birth.  This is a large issue in our state as it is all throughout the country.  It is a documentary that expecting mothers should watch no … Continue reading

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