In senior year, students are expected to conduct postpartum home visits on their own. Part of the duties of these home visits is to weigh the newborn and ensure they are gaining an appropriate amount of weight. It seems old school but midwives use this traditional scale and sling method. You may see quintessential photos … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Baby Sling
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How to make your very own Midwifery Bible! Everything you need to support you in your clinical practice.
I've discovered this year that midwives really do practice between two worlds. Our schooling is structured within a particular culture, one of teachings passed on by grandmothers of the profession but also filled with rigorous scientific method and evidence-based practice. We speak midwifery to our clients but speak traditional obstetrics when we consult. We fiercely protect … Continue reading Between Two Worlds
What is informed choice, really? Is informed choice a myth? Do midwives really offer informed choice?