Providing Effective Prenatal Care: Focus on the Vision

Conceptualizing the ideal outcome is an essential first step in providing effective prenatal care, as it helps determine which subsequent actions will support (or detract from) the realization of your aspirations. [Then] Working backward…, form intermediate goals and step-by-step plans to reach them.

Morning Sickness Impact Study

This article describes the reactions and perceptions of 122 women who experienced nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) and who subsequently responded to a questionnaire distributed in the Boston, Massachusetts, metropolitan area between Aug. 1, 1998, and Oct. 1, 1998.

Prenatal Care CNM Style

Our clinic day begins at 9 a.m. with ‘Welcome, how are you?’ Smiles may greet us, with excited tales of the baby’s first kicks. Or a stone face may turn away, and our patient questioning of the pregnant mom elicit a story of trouble at home.

Midwife’s Guide to an Intact Perineum

An intact perineum is the goal of every birthing woman. We love to have whole, healthy female genitalia. Many people consider the health of the vagina/perineum to be a matter of chance, luck or being at the mercy of the circumstances of the forces that prevail at the time of the birth.


What is a professional? How do we become professionals who serve women instead of ourselves? Is it possible?