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Menopause and several things like it

Next week I will be presenting a workshop on menopause. This is to be my very time-consuming project at the end of my midwifery training. Except it isn’t the end, I still have a ways to go (combining degrees and all). It is interesting to think about how I got to this point.  Ten years [...]

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Oct 10th, 2011 Paths

Midwifery Volunteering

I thought I might spend this week sharing some organizations that offer the opportunity to do international volunteering as a midwife.  Today’s organization:  International Midwife Assistance To volunteer you need to be a CPM or CNM, and volunteer positions are for at least eight weeks.  Check them out.

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Staying on top of things

Do you have a Twitter account?  I actually have two, one for personal use and one for business use.  I wasn’t sure I liked it for a while, but it is slowly proving its worth to me. For example, you can get updates and information from international organizations working to promote safe childbearing.  If you [...]

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Into These Hands, Wisdom from Midwives

I’ve been reading Into These Hands for one of my midwifery classes so I thought I would share a little about it with you. The book is a collection of stories from a variety of midwives who have been involved in birth for over 20 years each.  They represent hospital, birth center and homebirth midwives. They [...]

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Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday.  Want to celebrate with me?  Make a donation to the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and tell them we want to celebrate lots of birthdays with a healthy baby and mother.

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Why Vaccines in Pregnancy?

I know many of the women I work with are opposed to vaccines.  So I have decided it is necessary for me to have the best understanding possible so I know when to definitely recommend a vaccine, when to definitely recommend against, and how to help the parents understand the risks and benefits. The first thing I [...]

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Studying Maternal Mortality

I’m taking a class in the epidemiology of reproductive health this semester.  I like it, but I’m weird like that.  We talk about where the data comes from for the various statistics you hear thrown around, and what that may (or may not mean) for potential bias and the accuracy of the numbers.  No, not [...]

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The Prenatal PAP

I had the opportunity to attend a women’s health conference last week.  Not much on pregnancy, mostly preventing cervical cancer.  But one important take home point for everyone working with pregnant women. The latest guidelines for pregnancy will be to perform a PAP test ONLY if the PAP is due.  It will not be a [...]

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Self-Study for Global Women’s Health

I just found this self-study tutorial for global women’s health.  May help you gain a better understanding of the issues facing women around the world, and the way women are meeting the challenges.  

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My Thesis

I’ve had my thesis approved!  This means I can begin working on it.  So what amazing topic did I decide to pursue?  Actually its quite simple, and I’m a bit ashamed of our health care system that it has never been looked at before. I’m doing a population based cross-sectional study to compare patient to [...]

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