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Online Education — From the Educator Side

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

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My Conference Schedule

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.

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Midwives on Social Media

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

Advocacy, Birth Professionals

Is cervical dilation unpredictable?

No one really believes the Friedman Curve represents timing of cervical dilation anymore.   Modern researchers have used more sophisticated techniques to identify problems with the Friedman Curve, generally about the slope of the line which represents the speed or progress of

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Letting others read your drafts

When your job is basically to write, you have to let other people read what you write. This is the worst, and best, part of writing.  This week I had to submit my draft dissertation proposal to two professors and the entire

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I’ll see you at the AWHONN Convention

I leave for Long Beach, California later this week to attend the AWHONN Convention. If you are going and want to meet-up, send me a message on Facebook. If you are not attending AWHONN, you can also see me at the ACNM

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Childbirth Education Ap

Have you seen the new Pregnancy to Parenting app from Lamaze International? Designed as an educational tool for expectant families, the app is also allowing families to interact with Lamaze educators. Interesting concept.  If you are a Lamaze educator you can participate in