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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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Here in the present moment, in the United States and every developed nation, traditional midwifery is an anachronistic fantasy. Birth does occasionally veer outside the realm of normal and safe. And we DO have access to medical technology that didn’t exist when traditional midwifery developed in cultures across the world. At the most basic level, […]

The Fantasy of Traditional Midwifery

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One of the first times that I remember experiencing the tingly whole body vibration, head to toe goose pimples that in my experience comes with that all over “knowingness”, was at 21 years old.  I had started University as a small town, first generation college girl majoring in Psychology. As I was completing my core classes, […]

How Julie Became a Midwife: A Tale of Knowingness and Hearing Your Inner Voice

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Back in good old 2010 I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. I immediately started a graduate program in Applied Criminology and my trajectory was to work in domestic violence policy reform, specifically around fatality cases. It was seriously heavy work, and it didn’t feel […]

How Margo Became a Midwife: A Tale of Serendipity and Almost Barfing

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This is a beautiful guided meditation from IBMS student Rikki that she wanted to offer up and share with you all <3 Luscious eternity has been pouring in through a tiny passageway at the top of my head. Down it drips, a sweet nectar that warms and coats all of the unfurling leaflings that grow […]

Gnosis of the Heart-Womb

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Guest post from Rikki, one of our newest IBMS students. Midwifery is one of the world’s oldest professions. Since the beginning and across cultures, women have joined other women/birthing people through the ceremony of pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond – offering their wisdom + ancient knowledge, passed down for generations. The midwife was/is more than […]

Cosmic Midwife

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Isis is one of our really amazing IBMS students, entering the Advanced Midwifery Program. She is smart, funny, precise, and a real asset to the birth community. You can find more at her website, on the podcast that she cohosts with Chae Pounds (an IBMS alumni!), and in this interview on the Evidence Based Birth […]

Isis’s Story of Becoming a Midwife

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Healing Arts in Pregnancy for the New Paradigm Midwife Final Project – June 2021 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 I’ve been learning about […]

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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