http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/nov/16/special-delivery-proud-new-mothers-malawi-simulemba-health-centre?CMP=share_btn_fb (click link above to see photos and the entire article) There’s no running water or electricity at the Simulemba health centre in Malawi – and patients have to walk for hours to get there. Photographer Jenny Lewis captures the smiles of women who have battled every obstacle to give birth. Rita Shaba with babyContinue reading “Special delivery: proud new mothers in the world’s poorest country”
Category Archives: Midwifery
Not a hospital, not a home birth: The rise of the birth center
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/12/health/us-birth-centers-increase/index.html (click to read article on CNN.com) There are nearly 4 million births a year in the United States and 98% still arrive in hospitals, but the increase in birth centers run by midwives has obstetricians, health insurers and hospitals taking notice. The number of babies born annually in birth centers has jumped 56% sinceContinue reading “Not a hospital, not a home birth: The rise of the birth center”
Midwives Rock: Confessions of an OB/GYN Physician
https://burningtheshortwhitecoat.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/midwives-rock-confessions-of-an-obgyn-physician/ I am an OB/GYN physician and… I love midwives. In fact, I think MIDWIVES ROCK. Midwives deliver over 50% of the babies in our birth unit. When it comes to normal birth, they are the experts. Let me explain. (click link above to read the blog post)
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