Gomer Ben Moshe, CNM, MA, works as a hospital midwife in Nazareth, Israel, and teaches women’s health to nursing students at Haifa University. She is a member of a coexistence group of Israeli and Palestinian Midwives of Peace and volunteers with African refugee women to promote women’s health and well-being.
Some women may have deep trauma that requires accommodations within the hospital system to ensure that her care does not trigger the prior trauma. This article discusses how a hospital in Israel handled such a situation for a cesarean and provides a template for doing so. Read more…. Supporting a Sexual Violence Survivor’s Journey to Motherhood: Caesarean and the Early Post-operation Stage
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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 98, Summer 2011.Subscribe to Midwifery Today Magazine Author’s Note: All names have been changed to protect the privacy of the women whose stories are shared here. In recent years, 20,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Israel from Africa, by way of the Egyptian desert. Many… Read more…. In Search of Hope for Rita
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