What Does a Nurse-Midwife Do Exactly?

Midwives do more than deliver babies. The motto of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is “Today’s Midwife: With Women, for a Lifetime.” Nurse-midwives support women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum and afterward. Typically, they learn about the...

Maternal Mortality – How You Can Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

The 3 Stages of Childbirth

As Gloria Steinem has said, “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” Regardless of how your baby is delivered every mom deserves a blue ribbon at childbirth. Some women deliver by Cesarean Section,...