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Where are you drawn?

I meet a lot of wannabe midwives, and a lot of midwives.  The wannabe midwife I meet most frequently is the one who is angry with the “birth system” and plans to become a midwife to fight that system.  Usually, the plan is to become a homebirth midwife to provide for births, “the way they […]

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May 9th, 2013 Paths

Timing Labor

I am currently preparing to take the midwifery certification exam.  Today I was reviewing intrapartum and was struck with the strange realization that I was on the “other” side of the fence. When I first trained as a childbirth educator, I had it drilled into me that time limits in labor were arbitrary. Because they […]

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