Certified Nurse Midwife
Historical and Traditional Birthing Positions
South American deity of labor, child birth, & the 'female' warrior. Labor & delivery was so respected as to be revered as the battle between good & evil. Women who died in child birth were given a Warrior's burial - they are considered to have died fighting for all of humanity.
Nursing pioneer Mary Breckinridge moved to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1925 with the dream of providing family-oriented healthcare to a rural population. She started the Frontier Nursing Service that year and later founded the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, today known as Frontier Nursing University. Photo by Wendover Collections/Frontier Nursing University
Penny Simkin on Delaying Cord Clamping. She shows how much of his/her own blood your baby may NOT be receiving!! It is very important to inform and request of healthcare providers (including non-emergent Cesareans). There are many diseases and immunological benefits in waiting for the cord to stop pulsating! Ask your Dr./Midwife about waiting.
Women Flock To Hypnobirthing Classes
Benefits of #Hypnobirthing: A news story in the Guardian recently said women in the UK are flocking to hypnobirthing classes (read it here). This doesn't surprise me as I think there's growing awareness in general about the power of mindfulness and meditation and hypnobirthing fits so perfectly into that.