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The Well-Rounded Midwife

One of the arguments my teachers gave for the superiority of the BSN over a two year program was the way a liberal arts education gives you a well-rounded perspective of health and life. She explained the exposure to many ideas would allow us to better communicate with the wide variety of individuals who would [...]

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Feb 27th, 2011 Paths

Midwives at War

I took advantage of a wonderful opportunity to dine with three midwifery leaders in my community. The conversation was to be about leadership, and was intended to inspire those of us earlier in the journey. As a doula I was aware of the problems that occur throughout the birth world.  I did know about enmity between CPMs [...]

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Feb 25th, 2011 Paths

Community Transformation

I just submitted my final paper for the community transformation class that was iced out over winter break.  Although I had been exposed to some of the Frier principles previously, I have to admit the class was a great way to experience the method and principles at work.  I had no idea there was an [...]

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Counting “Catches”

If you are planning to license or certify as a midwife, you will need to have “caught” a certain number of babies to qualify. I’ve seen this be a frustration to many of my friends, and now it is a frustration I have the privilege to share. In my program, I will need to catch 40 babies [...]

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Feb 12th, 2011 Training

Gestational Hypertension

I’ve had my first “traumatic” experience.  One of the clients I worked with was having difficulty managing her blood pressure and it of course spiked into dangerous territory. I knew this was a possibility, I knew it happened to some women.  But until recently, I never personally knew anyone it had happened to. Before nursing [...]

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