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Exodus 1:15-17, 20a, 21b
“The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, ‘When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him, but if it is a girl, let her live.  221 more words

Christianity

How I Found Out I'm Pregnant

Pregnancy. For thousands of years women have gotten pregnant and then months later given birth to a little human being. Well, some weeks ago I found out that I have become one of those women. 480 more words

Midwifery pilot project to start in Fredericton

The provincial government has announced a midwifery pilot project will soon be implemented in New Brunswick and tapped Fredericton as the demonstration site.

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Canada

Tearing in childbirth - not just a physical problem

A traumatic vaginal birth can cause mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study from Hans Peter Dietz and Liz Skinner. 403 more words

Mouradian Talk Nov. 30: 'A Tale of Two Midwives'

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will give his final of three public lectures, “A Tale of Two Midwives: The Notebooks of Siphora and Nuritza Shnorhokian of Aintab, 1890-1930” at… 323 more words

Fresno State

At last: the NHS acts on maternal mental health

Good news: in the next five years, NHS England will create 20 new specialist treatment centres for women who suffer from mental health problems during pregnancy or after birth. 454 more words

PTSD