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  1. Pregnancy & Birth
    There is no profession quite like being a midwife. I agree, and would add that there is nothing quite like being married to a midwife. What is a Midwife? Every mother has a right to choose how she wants to birth her baby. The most popular option is frequently a hospital birth with an...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm new here - just joined! I live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and am looking for a nurse midwife (CNM) who can deliver in hospital. I really want to deliver with a midwife but don't feel ready for a birth center or home birth for baby #1 . I'm having a hard time finding any...
  3. Midwives
    Hey everyone, was hoping to get some info on the best schools for midwifery and hoping someone has someone has heard of or knows a good school ??!! reviews or helpful hints. If you could chime in I would be so grateful!! Thank you !
  4. Birth Professionals
    Hey everyone I was hoping to start a new thread on suggestions and reviews of midwifery schools, programs, self-study and the like. I'm trying to decide the best route for me as a 19 year old trying to become a midwife and I would love and appreciate any help and advice I can get ! Thanks in...
  5. Other
    According to a report from the Utah Department of Health, the face of birthing has drastically changed in Utah over the last 15 years. A growing number of women are choosing to give birth outside of a hospital setting. In fact, according to a 2016 study that examined birthing trends, 60,000...
  6. Other
    An Arkansas homebirth midwife is facing disciplinary action for honoring the wishes of her client to decline a vaginal exam during pregnancy. Many pregnant women seeking to minimize medical interventions during pregnancy turn to home births. With the hope that they will be able to make informed...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    We love birth photography and frequently post articles that feature babies meeting their mamas for the first time - from hospital births to water births, and even surprise deliveries in parking lots. But we've never featured a story on a mama delivering her own baby by C-Section. There's a...
  8. Pregnancy & Birth
    Choosing who to invite to the birth of your child is not just about who wants to see the baby first. It's about who is going to be there to care for you during one of the most challenging and important moments in your life - it's about who is going to mother you. Simply put, women need...
  9. Pregnancy & Birth
    Whether you are new parents going to an OB or midwife for the first time, or if you are just looking for a new care provider, you may be wondering what kind of questions you should ask during your prenatal appointments. Not all providers are really providing mother-friendly care, and it takes...
  10. Pregnancy & Birth
    Once you've decided you want to have an out-of-hospital birth, your next decision might be to birth at home or at a birth center. I have now had three babies in birth centers. While I believe home birth is a good option for some families, we chose a birth center for our three births and are so...
  11. Homebirth
    Anyone have a recommendation for a midwife in the Columbus area. I'm 6 weeks pregnant from our 2nd round of IUI. I have PCOS, but otherwise in good health, so not expecting any complications.
  12. Utah, Arizona
    Anyone know of LGBTQ+ friendly midwives in the SLC area? Specifically for either homebirth or non-hospital birth centers? By friendly we mean someone who is not just “tolerant”, but genuinely accepting and loving of members of the community. TIA!
  13. Other
    Anyone who has worked with a midwife will tell you that they are worth their weight in gold. A new analysis demonstrates that the presence of hospital midwives leads to less medical interventions. The United States does not have the best track record when it comes to safe birthing. Recent news...
  14. Midwives
    Hello, my name is Ella, I am a 2017 homeschool graduate looking into pursing the art of midwifery. And I would love any information on midwifery schools, classes, reading material or anything you think would be helpful on my path to become a midwife. I am in the middle TN area but anything will...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    To become a doula was my destiny. The role resonates so strongly with me - I guide women to follow their instincts, trust their bodies, and believe in their inherent strength. The first time I heard the word "doula" was during my pregnancy with my first child. After watching The Business of...
  16. Baby
    Incarcerated women face substantial challenges while pregnant behind bars. One midwife is using photography to help give a voice to these women. For the majority of women, finding out that they are pregnant is an exciting time that marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. For the...
  17. Other
    Any woman who has labored with a doula or midwife by her side can attest to her/his value. A new research review confirms that mothers who receive continuous support during labor have better birth outcomes. Historically, women labored surrounded by other experienced women. It was not unusual to...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    Nicolle Gonzales envisions a birthing center where Indigenous women in the U.S. can receive holistic, culturally-centered care. The birth of a child is a sacred time for any family. While cultural influences impact many birthing moms, the medicalization of pregnancy and birth has changed the...
  19. Pregnancy & Birth
    A growing number of women will tell you, she who finds a good midwife finds a good thing, and I can attest to this proverb. Two different midwives helped me birth my first two babies, and soon one of them will help me through my third labor. I recognize that for the midwives, the service they...
  20. Finding Your Tribe
    So, I'm new to this website. I am not sure where to post this, so I will be posting this in two different places. I currently live in Asheville Nc, and I'm trying to become a midwife. Buttt. As some of you may know, the laws are pretty strict here. You have to go through college to become a...
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