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Teratogens and Zika

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In the Midwife's Office #4 Debriefing a Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Healing Arts in Pregnancy for the New Paradigm Midwife This was a project done by student Maria Antonescu for the Healing Arts in Pregnancy course. It is a 10 part look at different healing modalities and options for common pregnancy complaints. Enjoy! Part 1 – Anemia http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Pregnancy_Problems.htm Vitamins A, C, D and K, calcium, potassium, […]

Remedies for 10 Common Issues by Maria Antonescu

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The technocratic model of birth assumes the body is a machine that often needs to be fixed with technology and other machines. The classic cascade of intervention during birth is the poster child for this model of ‘care’. Three reasons why this model doesn’t work:  Hierarchy within the system creates dysfunction and assumed compliance. Treats […]

The Technocratic Model of Birth – Why it Doesn’t Work by Maria Antonescu

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by Megan Ojeda Eyes shutThe lingering scent of stale sweet smokeFrankincense alighted from before I ‘wokeHaze fills my mindFog of sleepThick and deepWhat stirring occurs nearby?The warmth of a body with nursing lipsA bundle of blankets not past my hipsBirds twitter and my bundle coosWho is this?In my bodyOrgans amissFlattened and jelly-likeFor now, I am […]

Earth, a Poem:

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By Megan Ojeda I never wanted to be a midwife. Birth was this disturbing, chaotic event filled withsynthetic substances and artificial relationships, all forced upon a woman by thesupposed impending doom of pain and potential death. It was lonely, violent, andhumiliating. Now, I know the truth about birth. Now, my calling has never been clearer:it […]

Speaking Your Truth: How I Got Here

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Liminality Jaden Graham If there is one lesson to remind The Fool1, it’s this: Take a pause before you leap Take a breath Collect that which you choose To bring on your journey into the void And the leave the rest Don’t look back on the should’ves and could’ves of This long, strange trip2 – […]

Liminality

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Our mission here at Indie Birth Midwifery School is to create a new path to autonomous midwifery that is sustainable. We value freedom, honesty, integrity, and mastery of midwifery skills knowledge. We are opposed to the state policing of midwives, but we do support accountability measures amongst midwives themselves. We are hoping this document clarifies […]

Claiming the Midwife Role

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I have written and spoken about the evils of midwifery licensure in many places, but recently had the desire to write about it again from this perspective, that occupational licensure like midwifery licensure is a product of colonialism and the dissolution of true communities. Can you imagine living in a close knit community that helps […]

Midwifery licensure is a product of colonialism

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This is one of the biggest roadblocks for women looking to start our program, and I wanted to take some time to lay out the PayPal financing, or other credit card financing options if cash, lower interest loans, gifts, etc aren’t an option for you! I’ll take you back in time for a moment to […]

Paying for IBMS

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If you are like many aspiring midwives, you may have already spent quite a bit of time stewing in questions around legality, safety, what ifs, and feelings of fear and anxiety (and you aren’t even a midwife yet!). I wrote a post about how that is really getting ahead of yourself, with some tips that […]

Money, Midwifery and Abundance

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a guest post from Maíra Dias Botelho de Magalhães who you can find at www.birthinghearts.com In modern western society, choosing to give birth at home is an act of counter-culture. In general, for more than a century, birth has been taken away from homes, where they were mostly attended by traditional birth attendants and midwives […]

When Home Birth is Preferred to Facility Birth, a Critique of a Qualitative Study in Rural Tanzania

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