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Learning to Listen

Women are being undermined in subtle, yet important ways inside the typical American labor and delivery ward, concludes certified nurse-midwife Sandra Stine Tallbear in this succinct essay about learning to truly listen to a mother’s needs.
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About Author: Sandra K. Stine Tallbear

Sandra K. Stine Tallbear is a 1993 graduate of the UCSF Midwifery program. She has supported families at home and in birth centers since 2004 and has helped to keep birth normal in the hospital since 2002. Sandra is a NARM preceptor, mother, grandmother, and wife.

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