Wednesday, August 27, 2008
"No way, no how, no McCain" -- Senator Hillary Clinton
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Business of Being Born
Birth (The Play)
The perfect way to celebrate your labor....day!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Or at least the training part! Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh defended their gold medal last night in Beach Volleyball. Their coach told them to follow the 3 B's: Battling, Believing and Breathing! Now that sounds familiar. I have recently had a number of clients take on birth like an athletic event and be incredibly successful. They reframed the work of labor into an athletic feat that they knew they could accomplish. With great determination and strength, their babies were born into the world. The Battling is symbolic of our fight against the American (obstetrical) way of birth, as women reclaim their power and triumphantly succeed.
Monday, August 18, 2008
born on May 31, 2008 to Mia and Matt
and big brother, Marcello!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Certified Professional Midwives in the United States
From the President's Desk
August 5, 2008
We are pleased to announce the release of an Issue Brief: Certified Professional Midwives in the United States. The Midwives Alliance of North American (MANA) collaborated with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) to create this issue brief. These four national organizations—MANA, NARM, MEAC and NACPM—have played essential roles in the conception, formation, promotion and maintenance of the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential.
This issue brief was composed to provide the background necessary to understand the genesis of the CPM and its implementation in 1994 as well as address issues related to the professionalization of direct-entry midwifery in the United States.
These are tough times for mothers and infants in the United States. Our current maternity care system is seriously deficient in meeting the maternity care needs of women in terms of quality, accessibility, cost, and satisfaction. As you know midwives are perfectly poised to be a significant solution to the current crisis in maternal and child healthcare. Certified Professional Midwives are a fast growing segment of the midwifery profession in the United States and are trained and credentialed to provide expert care, education, counseling and support for women and their newborns.
We hope that this document will provide support for your midwifery practice. It presents concise and accurate information about CPMs for clients, consumers, health professionals, healthcare insurers, legislators, midwifery advocates and maternal and child health policy makers.
You can access an Issue Brief: Certified Professional Midwives in the United States here.
For mothers and babies,
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
only a few blocks away so she was able to make it 10 minutes before he was born!
Brook Broughton, David and Grace Malizia