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by Carmen Southall-Wamhoff Your own introspection:  Please use the following questions as guides to create a well felt out journal/exploration paper on complex birth.  We expect that this paper will be as long as YOU need it to be as it is for you! Where does all of this leave you? What questions about complex […]

Carmen’s Thoughts about Twin and Breech Birth

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Considerations for Twin Home Birth Having a satisfying, empowering, confident, twin home birth is totally possible for families if that’s what they desire! I work with families when these criteria are met for home birth: Both parents are prepared for and committed to a home birth Both parents understand the increased work involved to grow […]

Considerations for Twin Home Birth by Leah Hymas

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Student: Elizabeth D My feelings around complex birth are…complex. I’m excited to provide the option ofsupport to women who fall outside of commonly set parameters for homebirth andhave in the past served VBACs, one set of twins, a couple breech babies, and manylong labors and mothers in their forties. I am the only option for […]

Complex Birth Theory and Technique

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Interview by Alisha Meyer It seems our whole industrialized medical system is based on machines. Patients are machines, Practitioners are machines, we use machines on machines. When do we get to the point where we start being treated as humans? Birth left to its own devices will result in death, or without my expertise there […]

Failing Birth Model Reflection

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interview by Alisha MeyerThis was an interview with apprentice/student midwife Kristen Rud 1. What aspects of being on call may be challenging for me?  For me, navigating my other business and work has been the most challenging part of being on call all the time. Before apprenticeship, I would take birthing clients during certain months […]

Indie Birth Midwifery School “On Call” Reflections

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My name is Evan Louise Golem. I am a student of midwifery. I am learning through apprenticeship as well as through the Indie Birth Midwifery School (IBMS). I am mother to four amazing children: Lily, Ellis, Ayda- and Zander. I am married to an amazingly supportive, freedom loving man named Eric. Together we live in […]

IBMS Student Midwife Evan, “Young Warrior”

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This is an excerpt from a truly infuriating Facebook thread recently about dogma around which tools midwives “should” carry or not. This was in response to a post about using a simple and inexpensive contraption that can help reduce bleeding in a postpartum hemorrhage – I agree that it is not ok to experiment on […]

We each will have a different answer and that is so beautiful.

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