Kate Prendergast

Labor Pattern and Management during a Prolonged Second Stage

In this thoughtful article, author Kate Prendergast discusses the use of management techniques for a prolonged second stage.

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In My Opinion: Birth as a Vehicle for Healing

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.

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Midwifery: A Filipina Perspective

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).

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Humor as Natural Medicine

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