Jodilyn Owen is a mother, soon-to-be-midwife, long-time childbirth and parenting educator and doula. She specializes in newborn assessments and was a speaker at the Trust Birth Conferences of 2008 and 2010. She enjoys writing, boxing, belly dancing, hiking and camping and can be found online at www.seattlebirthnet.com.
How can we help ourselves and other midwives not burn out from the time-consuming, all-encompassing work that is midwifery? In this article, author Jodilyn Owen offers some sound advice based on her own past struggles with time management and burnout.
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