A great discussion of the incredible uterus.
The term postpartum depression (PPD) can be misleading. It is perhaps an over-simplified and poor description of the array of experiences that postpartum women can have. The experience of PPD is much broader and can encompass much more than feelings of depression.
A wonderful discussion about the art of midwifery and the science of midwifery—how each is important and has its place at birth.
Midwife Aubre Tompkins shares her experience with waterbirth at her birth center in Colorado.
It is late evening and there is a definite chill in the air as I make the five-minute walk to my birth center from the nearby hospital. I wrap my arms around my torso in an effort to keep my body heat contained and I say a little prayer of thanks. I am thankful for many things. I’m thankful that I have a place to take my families when they need hospital-based care. I’m thankful that when we do have to make this trip, the mothers are treated with respect and compassion. I’m thankful that I am blessed to have excellent physician colleagues that I can call at any time to con-sult with. In order for me to provide excellent out-of-hospital care, all of these things are critical.
Midwife Aubre Tompkins shares her experience of being a CNM who works at a free-standing birth center.