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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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Rachel Reed, author of Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage says, “All women deserve woman-centered, respectful care that recognizes them as the expert regarding their body and baby.” Indie Birth Midwife Valerie Wiesner is delivering precisely this kind of midwifery care. Since graduating from the Indie Birth Midwifery School, she has served as an unlicensed midwife […]

INDIE BIRTH MIDWIFERY SCHOOL GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT – VALERIE WIESNER

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This time, this short, crazy-ass time, has been life changing. Part of what this journey has been for me is so much more than learning the art and science of midwifery. It has been a journey of growth and capacity. Like holy crap. The capacity I have now is far greater than when I began. […]

Graduating Speech by Angela Hunstiger

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by Bridget Ballenger Meet Carmen Southall-Warmhoff, a force for good in her birth community.  She remembers shortly after high school wanting to be involved in delivering babies but wasn’t interested in going to medical school and becoming an obstetrician.  In her heart, she knew there must be a different way but wasn’t yet sure what […]

IBMS Graduate Spotlight- Carmen Southall-Warmhoff

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Guest post by IBMS student Savanna Barcus Physiological Cord Clamping As our 17-year-old moved out of the home this very week, my husband reassured me that it was time to cut the cord.  I lamented that we cut the cord a long time ago, but it was probably too soon even then!  In researching cord […]

Physiological Cord Clamping

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Guest post by IBMS student Kristen Rud The use of cannabis as medicine is becoming more and more accepted as common practice in Western culture, after decades of judgment and criminalization. While more research is developing on the pros and cons of medicinal cannabis use, it is still considered a teratogen during pregnancy. A teratogen […]

Cannabis in Pregnancy, a Closer Look

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a guest post from IBMS student Samantha HypesI’m Samantha Hypes. I’m a true redhead, quarter Dutch,  quarter french, some scottish/irish in there, a Leo sun, Gemini moon, born in the Appalachian mountains and raised in NC. We have been living in my husband’s grandfather’s old house in Frankfort KY for the past 6 years. I […]

Women Deserve Real Care and Real Options

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I’m officially a student of midwifery. Although it sounds a little funny to say it like that as I feel like I’ve been a student beginning with the birth of my first child almost 19 years ago. Becoming a homebirth midwife was not something I had ever intended on. I did not see it in […]

“Why” Sheaffer is Becoming a Midwife

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Ok, so I’m going to try to make this as not personal as possible, but this story is too outlandish and ripe with incredible lessons to not share with the wider midwifery world. Once upon a time, we had an Indie Birth Midwifery School student who decided that she actually didn’t need an apprenticeship before […]

You Were Never a Midwife

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1375. That is the number of home birth midwives we were able to find email addresses for here in the United States. That is less that the number of students who went to my high school. That is roughly one midwife per 50,000 childbearing aged women in the US. And we wonder why midwifery is […]

We [midwives] are going extinct.

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