Pregnant women in Haiti are among the hardest hit and because of high maternal mortality rates in Haiti were in peril even before the earthquake. A handful of organizations are responding.
educator and documentary filmmaker, Vicki Elson likes to say, aside from the
typical hospital birth, there are essentially three kinds of births on
Midwives have always placed a great deal of importance on the physical space for childbirth, the personal relationships of those who attend the birth, and the metaphysics of the birth spaces to which women will consciously or unconsciously respond. A new book details, for providers, just how critical these elements are to an optimal birth experience – and how most birthing women currently don’t have these options.
I know that
you will fight as hard against Stupak-like language in the Senate
healthcare bill as you always do for women and families.
US News & World Report offers up an entirely incorrect report of what the Stupak Amendment does, a young woman gives birth and you can watch it live on the internet!, Broadsheet calls for clearly identifying Jesus in the details of an article on IVF.
My tax dollars pay for military action I do not support, and
anti-abortion people refuse to allow premiums paid by individual women to go
toward abortion coverage within their health plan. Why is my concern for life
Think you have a say in the birth of your child? Not at the Aspen Women’s Center you don’t! Check out TheUnnecesarean.com for more – and enter her hilarious contest spoofing this absurd sign.
Time is running out to ask your Senators to sponsor an amendment that would ensure Certified Professional Midwives are covered under Medicaid, in the Senate health care reform bill. Midwifery gives low risk pregnant and birthing women a safe option and reduces overall costs in health care as well!
When some women are literally begging their midwife not to transfer them to a hospital because they can’t afford to pay the costs associated with a hospital birth, or women must spend part of their pregnancy searching for ways to pay for prenatal care instead of actually getting the care they need, we’re talking about a crisis of coverage in this country.
Whenever I think about midwifery as a career, I remember Sister Angela Murdaugh’s words: “Midwifery is a calling. If you do not believe that you were called, you should get out of midwifery.”
But, how do we know if we were called?