The process of childbirth, for all practical purposes, starts weeks before you feel your first contraction. Your body will be preparing for the upcoming event in several ways you may or may not notice. Even if you do not recognize these events,
I’m still scanning through my pile of “read this as soon as I get a chance” materials and found a study that looked for associations between breastfeeding intent and provider type. This is an example of a study that makes me say
While scanning through my pile of reading I found an article about Best Babies Zones in the April edition of Maternal and Child Health Journal. The concept is based on the Life Course Theory which sees development and health as an integration of life
Fall semester started this week. I am starting ANOTHER year of nursing school. I am trying to remember back to when I began this journy in January 2008. Would I have started nursing school if I knew I would be a student in
This semester I am teaching an online class. This is my first fully online course, though I have worked in hybrid courses. It has me thinking about the online and distance education options available to aspiring midwives. Of course I decided to
Exciting news friends…my abstract was accepted at the normal birth conference. I’ll be presenting the results of my recent meta-analysis of neonatal outcomes with water birth. This one is in Sydney, Australia…but I’m looking forward to meeting any of you who will
It is nearly May so conference season is starting, have you made the commitment to attend one or more? I often hear from midwives that they would like to attend conferences, but they cost too much in terms of time and money.
Do you have a social media presence as a midwife? You may find some helpful tips in the CDCs Guide to Writing for Social Media. Inside you will find examples of how to write for the general public, how to write so