Tuesday, September 27, 2022

ProPublica: COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen

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During the first 18 months of the pandemic, the risk of stillbirth nearly doubled for those who had COVID-19 during pregnancy compared with those who didn’t. And during the spread of the delta variant,...

Opinion: Reducing unexpected pregnancies would diminish rate of abortions

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Jo Anne P. Davis Opinion contributor Published 10:30 p.m. ET June 25, 2022 My own "Jane Roe" story occurred early in my career as a registered nurse. I worked in a labor and delivery unit where abortions...

In Memoriam: Joyce Roberts

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Joyce Roberts on January 16, 2022, surrounded by her sister, daughter and grand-daughter. A renowned nurse-midwife, educator, scholar, and national leader, Joyce has...

After All These Years, I Still Love It

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My day starts at 5 AM, when I go out for a run to relax and think. I arrive at hospital at 7:30 AM, where nurses greet me with a chorus of “hellos”. Something...

Birthing in the Time of Corona

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Tears accompany the layers between us...  how rude to our psyches this new birthing is. The masks, shields, filters... earnestly muting our fullest expressions. It’s a task to breathe and speak in that gentle birthing way....

Teen Sex Ed in Rural Haiti

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Introduction This article describes the experiences of a midwife and retired nursing professor, a labor and delivery registered nurse (RN), and a family medicine physician working together to provide sexual health education in rural Haiti in January 2019. Our...

My Journey to Midwifery

I often wonder if I chose midwifery or if midwifery chose me. There is no doubt that my journey to midwifery began with my Mexican abuela (grandmother). I am a first-generation Mexican-American and the first in my...

Living on the Edge of a Volcano

It all started on May 3, 2018, during our quarterly childbirth class. I had several pregnant women and their partners that night, all sitting quietly in their newly learned relaxation positions in preparation...