In this thoughtful article, author Kate Prendergast discusses the use of management techniques for a prolonged second stage.
Kate Prendergast CPM, LM is a partner in Om Birth Llc. a midwifery practice serving the New York/New Jersey Metro area. She has a passion for undisturbed birth and learning, and for articulating and sharing midwifery knowledge.
The author argues that midwives don’t have to be expert therapists to help women who have been sexually traumatized; she can guide the woman through using birth as the healer.
In July and August of 2008 I was an intern at Mercy Maternity Center in Davao, Philippines, where I completed all of my clinical requirements or “numbers” towards my CPM. I learned a great deal from the midwives enrolled in NewLife International School of Midwifery (midwifeschool.org).
I wish I could think of a punch line for this joke: A midwife, a doula and an obstetrician walk into a bar… but, I don’t really need one since I’ve gotten plenty of laughs just with that opening. Read more…. Humor as Natural Medicine