Jill Cohen

Jill Cohen lives in Mill City, Oregon, with two of her four children. After 20 years as a lay midwife she returned to school to become an RN. She is currently working in a small rural hospital as a primary OB nurse. She was the associate editor of Midwifery Today magazine from 1990 to 2007.

Liberty in Midwifery and Birth

Jan and I were discussing our upcoming conference, titled Liberty in Midwifery and Birth. I realized that I did not fully understand the meaning of liberty, so I looked it up in the dictionary. I was amazed at the correlations between the meaning of liberty and the needs of birthing women. Read more…. Liberty in Midwifery and Birth

Post Midwife Power

I have had the opportunity to stand back from the front lines of midwifery and look at what midwives need to help them do all they do. One way I have done this is by referring pregnant women to my sister midwives. Advocating midwifery and natural birth is fun to do. Read more…. Post Midwife Power

The Prenatal Water Workout

While there is no formal documentation of outcomes of labor due to water exercise, I know from three years of observation what is true. It makes perfect sense for the pregnant body to gravitate toward a water environment. Read more…. The Prenatal Water Workout

Desproporción Cefalo-pélvica verdadera

Esta madre primeriza estaba embarazada de 43 semanas y tenía un bebé grande. Fuimos a hacer una ecografía para tranquilizar sus preocupaciones de que su bebé estuviera pasado de fecha. Read more…. Desproporción Cefalo-pélvica verdadera

Why Homebirth?

Women are becoming increasingly unhappy with their hospital birth experiences as the result of a multitude of factors, in particular the advent of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and the proliferation of intervention that goes with hospital based modern health care.
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