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The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I am in Santa Fe waiting for a baby and I am finally getting around to some of the things on my to do list.  At the very top has been reviewing The Business of Being Bo ... Read on »
I've Moved by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It has been a long time since I have sat down to write.  It was usually the time on the clock that stayed my pen.  After many weeks of being on my own with the kids, I ... Read on »
Empowering VBAC by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I just read this fabulous story from a mom that I have been in touch with on her journey to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean or VBAC.  I asked her if I could share because ... Read on »
If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A local mom recently posted an article on taking antidepressants while pregnant .  I imagine most people in our area will read that article and conclude, well of course ... Read on »
The Midwife of Hope River by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility These days my reading tends to be along the lines of Where is Baby's Belly Button or on research in midwifery, pregnancy, labor, or birth by reading my latest copy of  ... Read on »
Higher perinatal mortality? Really? by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently subscribed to Essentially MIDIRS .  (Can I tell you how much I LOVE this magazine!)  The April 2011 issue presents the abstract of an in-depth review, " Exa ... Read on »
Maryland Homebirthers Stand Up by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility As we consider licensing Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland, we are once again discussing the safety of home birth. Numerous peer reviewed, high quality studie ... Read on »
Delayed Cord Clamping by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A MUST READ article with all the evidence you need to support delayed cord clamping: h ttp://academicobgyn.com/2009/12/03/delayed-cord-clamping-should-be-standard-p ... Read on »
Thaddeus Arrives Face First by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If my 37th year had a theme, it would be the year God reminded me at every turn that I am not in control; the birth of Thaddeus was no exception.  Thankfully I had gott ... Read on »
I saw my midwife in chains by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Seeing a loved one shackled is probably the worst nightmare of many and something I had hoped never to see.  Isn't it enough to shoulder the burden of awareness that wo ... Read on »
Listen to Your Body!! by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It is so important to listen to your body when you are pregnant, it will let you know if you are overdoing it.  Last week I went to two births, one of which was very lo ... Read on »
Sacred Mountain Midwifery by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is more news on the midwifery studies front.  I recently decided to attend Sacred Mountain Midwifery School in order to complete my didactic training as a midwife ... Read on »
Baby on the way! by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It has been ages since I've blogged.  I took July and August off to focus on family, and then in September our family had some surprising news, and I didn't really feel ... Read on »
Why I Need to be a Midwife by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello all, I thought I would share a piece that I just wrote about why I need to be a midwife... Revised 7/24/10 After a week in New Mexico Why Do I W ... Read on »
Part 2: So you've decided to test for GBS, you still have options by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you haven't already, you may want to read Part I of this post, which includes a fabulous article by Judy Slome Cohain, CNM. ***REMEMBER THAT NEITHER ANTIBI ... Read on »
Part I: GBS (Group Beta Strep) by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had been thinking it was best for moms to test for GBS at 36 weeks.  My rational was not driven by the belief that testing is necessary but rather by the wish to av ... Read on »
I suppose I will get a po ... by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I suppose I will get a post up one of these days! In the meantime, have you read Orgasmic Birth? I've started and it is fabulous! And I have to brag for one second, bot ... Read on »
If you absolutely need pi ... by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If you absolutely need pitocin, take it slow! http://www.themidwifenextdoor.com/?p=587 Read on »
Home Birth Dad by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Are you a Dad to be?  Thinking about planning or planning a home birth? Read this fantastic article that was published in Mothering magazine!   http://www.venbatista.co ... Read on »
Deadly Delivery by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility " Deadly Delivery, The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA, " was just released by Amnesty International. Did you know that more than two women die every day in the ... Read on »