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Midwives: First Responders for Preventing Fistula

The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.

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I Am A Midwife

I did not start out to become a midwife. But my journey through nursing school led me first to be a labor and delivery nurse, and then a midwife.  I will always be a midwife.

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Think It’s About the Babies? Think Again.

A Crisis Pregnancy Center group shows their true colors by harassing a midwife and childbirth educator.

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Is A Midwife Right for You?

When I was pregnant with my son, almost eleven years ago, the internet was more of a nerdy luxury than anything else. Now pregnant women or women who are thinking of becoming pregnant can access virtually anything – including a new quiz that will tell them whether a midwife or ob-gyn is best for them!

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Roundup: NYT on Home Birth, How Obama Can Lead to Middle Ground on Abortion

The New York Times‘ lengthy feature on home birth; Frank Schaeffer’s open letter to Obama on how to sieze this moment to start healing deep political divisions about abortion; Feminists say the work has just begun; Migrant workers in Asia especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

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Roundup: A Win for Missouri Midwives, Will PEPFAR Be Bush’s Legacy?

Midwives can now legally practice in Missouri, Could PEPFAR really be Bush’s legacy?, Prospects of a domestic gag rule, Is James Dobson pushing voters to Obama?

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