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Prenatal Care CNM Style by Sharon Glass Jonquil Our clinic day begins at 9 a.m. with 'Welcome, how are you?' Smiles may greet us, with excited tales of the baby's first kicks. Or a stone face may turn away, and our patient questioning of the pregnant mom elicit a story of trouble at home. Read more…. Prenatal Care CNM Style

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Be bold. Be proud. Persist in spreading the word that midwives are not only experts in normal birth, but also expert at keeping birth normal.

Judy Edmunds, CPM

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Trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home. It changes our lives. Trauma messes everybody up. But maybe that’s the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all that is what keeps us moving forward. It’s what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Grey’s Anatomy

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…in feeding babies, two substantial mammary glands are more useful than the two hemispheres of a professor’s brain.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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It was a natural consequence that all obstetric procedures had their indication widened as their relative safety became established. But that any operation, because asepsis makes it reasonably safe and anesthesia keeps the patient quiet during its performance, should be so inordinately broadened in its scope that the suspicion is evidence that it is being done for the convenience and conservation of time of the operator, is a travesty on scientific endeavor.

H. Schwarz, MD. 1919

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“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”

Kofi Annan
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From the Editor: Birth Evangelism by Jan Tritten and Harriette Hartigan So many women go into their birth experience with fear, rather than believing in the strength of their bodies or the matter-of-factness of birth. Jan and Harriette illustrate this changed view of women’s bodies with an example seen at an art showing. Read more…. From the Editor: Birth Evangelism

Posterior Babies

Identifying and Resolving Obstructed Breech Birth: When to Touch and When to Be Hands-free by Gail Tully An educational article that not only covers the signs of obstructed breech birth, but also teaches the skills that best deal with resolving the situation.
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Hemorrhage

Essential Midwifery Skills by Marion Toepke McLean Midwife Marion Toepke McLean discusses the most essential midwifery skill of them all: to be able to recognize and support normal birth and to keep it normal.
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Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 88

…in feeding babies, two substantial mammary glands are more useful than the two hemispheres of a professor’s brain.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 85

It was a natural consequence that all obstetric procedures had their indication widened as their relative safety became established. But that any operation, because asepsis makes it reasonably safe and anesthesia keeps the patient quiet during its performance, should be so inordinately broadened in its scope that the suspicion is evidence that it is being done for the convenience and conservation of time of the operator, is a travesty on scientific endeavor.

H. Schwarz, MD. 1919

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 73

Throw out the rule book.

Barbara Harper

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 72

The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

Anne and Ray Ortlund

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 91

Women’s bodies have their own wisdom, and a system of birth refined over 100,000 generations is not so easily overpowered.

Sarah Buckley

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 71
An Impulse to Soar: Quotations by Women on Leadership, compiled by Rosalie Maggio

Leaders have a passion and they have a picture or vision at some distance from the current reality. They use their passion to move them toward that vision, whether it’s something for their company, for themselves or for their cause.

Sandy Linver

Trauma

Salt: A Simple Treatment for Umbilical Granulomas by Carissa Baumgartner This helpful article explains how a simple household ingredient can be used for a non traumatic treatment for a common problem.
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