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Build the Village

I teach adult education full time. It’s a pretty awesome gig. I love teaching and my students, overall, are actively choosing and wanting to learn. Not every teacher is blessed with that kind of situation. 604 more words


NHS bosses to be criticised in Morecambe Bay mother and baby deaths report

Health watchdogs set up to protect NHS patients when things go wrong face damning criticism in a report into the scandal of dozens of mothers and babies who died at a hospital following a catalogue of poor care.  204 more words


Did Someone Say Doula?

ICYMI – In a recent article, The Times reported on the growing numbers of doulas that expecting NYC moms employ to support them during their labor processes. 306 more words


HFV Book Tour Review: THE WITCH HUNTER'S TALE by Sam Thomas

I’m happy today to be taking part in the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour for Sam Thomas’s THE WITCH HUNTER’S TALE, part of the Midwife Mysteries series. 266 more words

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Midwifery Benefits? Improved Outcomes For Moms Who See Midwives, Review Finds

A review that was just published by the Cochrane Library finds that regular midwifery care for the duration of pregnancy is associated with better outcomes for moms and their babies.

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Homebirth - Czech mothers sue state and was unsucessful

Home birth at the best of times can be a contentious issue however in some parts of the world home birth is outlawed. When I was in Prague last year, the Czech midwives were rallying to gain support to challenge the government on its blanket ban on home birth. 298 more words


British Regulator Urges Home Births Over Hospitals for Uncomplicated Pregnancies

Katrin Bennhold reported from London, and Catherine Saint Louis from New York.

DEC. 3, 2014

LONDON — Reversing a generation of guidance on childbirth, Britain… 784 more words

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