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Birth, Womanhood, Value

I was reading one of the original publications on the three delays to care in childbirth emergencies this morning, and was struck with an unpleasant thought. First, let me acquaint any readers who have not heard of them with the three delays. It is a framework for thinking about and dealing with the problems that [...]

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Midwifery Regulation Matters

I’m updating the directory this week, a very boring task involving staring at a computer screen and writing code…….yawn. But in the midst of these updates I do more research, look for more resources and find more information about midwifery in places I don’t live…like Canada. Here in the US, midwifery is regulated at the [...]

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Opps, Did it Again

I should never work on the website when I’m tired.  Last night I crashed the International Midwife blog by selecting to install an update that was only a BETA and was not compatible with my webhost.  Opps. The blog became a lost cause, with no way to revert to the previous version.  To make matters [...]

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What I’m reading

The photo is sideways, but this is my latest read. Yes, it’s a little old- 1998 copyright. But my reproductive program management instructor recommended it, and I trust him. The book chronicles the global burden of disease from reproduction, and is an attempt to begin defining the scope of reproductive health. I already took a [...]

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Another International Training Opportunity

After a little digging I found Midwife International, another international training program for midwives. This one is open to would-be midwives and midwife preceptors from all faith backgrounds, however the time commitment is a bit longer.  I don’t have any experience with this organization, so be sure to let me know how it goes if [...]

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Heading to Tanzania

This semester I have the privilege to do my clinical hours in a public hospital in Tanzania. What a fabulous way to end this part of my journey! Knowing that I have not yet been in the country for two weeks, you might be wondering what I’m thinking.  Knowing that I actually do have classes three days [...]

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My Life in Limbo

For the last two weeks, this has been keeping me in limbo: What you see is a laptop harddrive. The exact make and model of the harddrive that was once in my laptop and is once again in my laptop.  It’s what you can’t see that makes all the difference. The harddrive is the location [...]

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Meeting the new midwives

The school of public health arranges a luncheon for all the dual degree candidates each fall.  It allows those of us from different programs to meet each other.  By far, the largest number of dual degree candidates is from the medical school (they have 26 this year), and most of them are in the epidemiology department.  But there are [...]

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My Midwifery Heart

I am back from Nairobi, which was an amazingly eye-opening experience.  Check out the Birth in Central Africa blog for highlights and photos from the trip. I took my last final exam of the semester and will be using the next week to get the business back in order before I dive into more school [...]

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International Doula

Tomorrow I am off to Nairobi to help a friend as she trains doulas. Very excited to participate, and you can follow the story at the Birth in Central Africa blog, even though Nairobi isn’t central. As part of our issues in midwifery class each student midwife had to present on a topic of current [...]

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