The Preceptor-Student Relationship

The preceptor and student have a symbiotic relationship that serves to move the field of midwifery forward. This article outlines helpful tips for navigating this important relationship, the responsibilities of the student, and the ways in which both preceptor and student benefit from their collaboration.

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More Evidence to Avoid Hospital Birth: A Critique of the Results of the ARRIVE Study

The protocol to induce for postdates at 41 weeks was accepted by medical professionals about 10 years ago. The randomized controlled trials (RCT) for this protocol are based on poor quality studies that included births at high risk of perinatal death, such as premature births and those of diabetics, and entail high rates of noncompliance with protocol (Cohain 2015). There is no good evidence that induction for postdates among low-risk women results in better outcomes for mother or baby.

Photo Album: Issue 127

Photo Album: Photographer: Kayla Gonzales—austinbirthphotos.com

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Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 127

Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 127

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor, by Judy Slome Cohain

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It’s Overdue … Midwives Need to Give Birth to Themselves!

In this opinion piece, midwife Deb Puterbaugh argues that midwives need to stop giving their power to the doctors and take it back themselves.

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Smooth Transitions: Making Hospital Transfers Better

Practical advice from hospital-based nurse-midwives on how to make hospital transfers go better.

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