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Watch: A mom and scientist talk toxins and babies
Monday, April 30, 2012 - @ 6:11 AM
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Watch this video regarding toxins and babies! Very important info. Read More..
Midwives, families walk for awareness
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - @ 10:58 AM
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RANSON - A good size crowd gathered near the Currie Road exit of W.Va. 9 Thursday evening for a walk to raise awareness of the important role midwives can play around the world as well as locally.

Organized by Eastern Panhandle Friends of Midwives, the walk took place on International Day of the Midwife. The local walk was part of a worldwide effort that will culminate in the International Conference for Midwives, being held this summer in Durban, South Africa, according to Linda Keeling, an event organizer and certified nurse midwife.
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The Home Birth Debate
Monday, October 17, 2011 - @ 9:26 AM
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Mamas-to-be are ditching the hospital in favor of giving birth at home - he bedroom used to be reserved just for the baby-making part. But nowadays, the bedroom is being used more frequently for baby birthing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of women laboring and giving birth at home has steadily gone up every year for the past ten years. It’s no surprise that the home-birth trend has ...... Read More..
Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature
Saturday, August 27, 2011 - @ 6:42 PM
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This annotated bibliography provides citations and critical
appraisal of original studies on home birth. Study selection was
based on comprehensive searches of the following databases:
EBSCO (Academic Search Complete, Medline & CINAHL), PubMed, & Cochrane

Studies were assessed by two authors independently, according to
the algorithm to assess the quality of home birth research outlined
by Vedam in Birth 2003; (30):1 (see below Section 1J, page 8).
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Study: Two-Thirds of OB-GYN Clinical Guidelines Have No Basis in Science
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - @ 8:25 AM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 15, 2011)—A study published this month in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the journal of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, found that barely one-third of the organization’s clinical guidelines for OB/GYN practice meet the Level A standard of “good and consistent scientific evidence.” 

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Midwife Born to Deliver
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - @ 6:17 PM
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Bridget Lynch’s long and winding road to the world’s top midwifery post began almost 37 years ago in an Ottawa hospital bed.

It was there, after giving birth to her first child, that she spent the night pining in the darkness, yearning to wrap her arms around the infant daughter who had been whisked away to the nursery. There had been no complications. The newborn was healthy. That’s just the way it was done in 1974.
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Thousands more Women are choosing Homebirth since 2004, study finds
Monday, May 23, 2011 - @ 7:20 AM
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More women in the United States are choosing to give birth at home in recent years.
After decades of decline, a new study found home births increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008.....
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Midwives, Families Walk for Awareness
Friday, May 06, 2011 - @ 5:51 PM
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Many state regions conducted Awareness Walks in honor of Midwives on May 5th- International day of the Midwife. Read More..
Does the Midwife Brand Need a Makeover?
Sunday, May 01, 2011 - @ 6:41 PM
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Why Choosing “Free Range” Labor May Make Birth Easier
Friday, April 15, 2011 - @ 10:43 AM
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- Women should be wary of “routine” policies that confine women to bed, increase risk for injury - Read More..
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International Day of the Midwife

May 2011


Press Release


Sarita and Ruth Ann receive an award from the Midwives Alliance of West Virginia (MAWV) for co-founding the first school in West Virginia for midwifery training, Sacred Mountain Midwifery.

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