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PostPartum Care in the Context of a Developing Country

In past articles I wrote in this series, I mentioned that while visiting Thailand years ago, I found that they have a charming expression that translates in English to “same same but different” (vendors in the market will say this to you repeatedly as they show you different products in the same basic grouping).

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Using Quinton Hypertonic for Postpartum Issues

First, I believe that a midwife who serves a pregnant woman needs to educate herself, to prevent any excessive bleeding. However, in my experience, many women called late in pregnancy and communication was not always good. Fortunately, I discovered Quinton Hypertonic through an amateur midwife from the UK, who had just settled in southern France to set up a clinic and asked me to be her elder midwife.

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Comment Jerez Les Hémorragies

Tout d’abord c’est la sagefemme qui suis les couples enceintes, enseignant la propre nourriture et exercice pour prévenir une hémorragie. Mais de fois ça arrive qu’ont ce rencontre les dernières semaines avant l’accouchement. Comme je ne refuse jamais une femme qui veut vraiment accoucher dans l’eau et personne d’autre veut l’assister, j’ai quelque fois vue des hémorragies.

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A Unique Midwifery Pathway

When I was 12 years old, I lived in Naples, Italy. My dad was in the Navy, and we were stationed there for a few years. I grew up with my mother telling stories about birth as a terrible thing to go through. One day the oldest kid of a family living down the hall knocked at our apartment door. I followed him down the hall, at his request.

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A Provider Who Cannot Provide

I see myself in her. But I’ve been taught that that’s bad as a professional. I’m her prospective midwife—not her friend. I reinstate my professional role and gut my personal self out.

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Uniqueness

There is not another like you. You are more complex and unique than a snowflake. If you are pregnant, there are at least two of you spinning in a universe of uniqueness.

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Shoulder Dystocia in the Realm of Mysteries

I find it mysterious that in some midwifery circles there are endless and passionate discussions about shoulder dystocia, while among other groups there is no interest in this topic.

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Reasonable Adjustments Returned My Joy in Pregnancy

I am autistic. I did not think being autistic would make much difference on my experience of being pregnant. I was humbled to learn otherwise. I am fairly typical of a generation of women who are being diagnosed as autistic in adulthood. Of course, autism is a spectrum, so everyone’s experience will be slightly different.

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Homebirth Changed My Life

Having my second baby at home truly changed the trajectory of my life. I had had an traumatic hospital birth the first time and was totally traumatized and guilt-ridden by it. I was planning to have a much better, un-interfered-with birth in the hospital when I met Dr. Tom Duncan. He talked me into having a homebirth. Imagine a doctor talking you into having a homebirth! It was providential. He ultimately did only three homebirths in Eugene, my hometown. It proved to be too far for him to travel, at about an hour-and-a-half. Read more…. Homebirth Changed My Life

Wisdom of the Midwives – Homebirth

Wisdom of the Midwives – Issue 136

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Media Reviews – Issue 136

Media Reviews – Issue 136 | The Future of Homo?, by Michel Odent, Birthing your baby—the second stage of labour, by Nadine Pillay Edwards Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 136

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