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Home Birth

The Pros and Cons of Home Birth The demand for natural child birth and giving birth outside of the hospital setting is increasing in the United States. However it is a topic that remains controversial. There is no shortage of glowing stories from happy mothers of safely home birthed babies, but there are horror stories as well. Planned home births are generally considered safe for healthy women with low risk pregnancies being attended by certified nurse midwifes with a good system in place for...

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Home Birth

Home birthing experts argue that giving birth at home is just as safe as being in a hospital for women in low-risk categories. That may be close to the truth, but only if nothing goes wrong. And the problem is that when it comes to giving birth, you never, ever know what might go wrong. Fit, healthy young women can still unexpectedly have horrible, traumatic births. I should know, because I had one with my first son. The Federal Government announced yesterday that professional indemnity insurance...

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Home birth vs hospitalized births

single birth that occurred happened inside the home and was the norm. Now a days it's the opposite. In the late 1960's that percent dropped down to only 1% of births happening at home instead of a hospital. The dramatic change in at home births is caused by the advance in technology and medicine this world has experienced since then. Women have so many choices when it comes to giving birth now. They can decide how they want to have the baby, and where. Birth can happen anywhere; at home, in a birthing...

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Comparing and Contrasting Between Certified Nurse-Midwife and Certified Midwife

pregnancy, and birth; care of the normal newborn; and management of sexually transmitted infections in male partners. Secondly, CNMs, like CMs, Saraswathi Vedam wrote that both are independent management of women’s health care through the lifespan, from adolescence through menopause. Finally, a 2006 article story by Michelle Nolin Flewell discusses the similarities of work places, CNMs and CMs both work in hospitals, birth centers, homes, and offices. The majority of CNMs and CMs attend to births in hospitals...

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Newborn Exam

is offered to all parents for their baby within 72 hours of birth and then repeated again at 6 weeks of age, usually by their GP. This role is one of the tasks that has been highlighted where midwives can expand their role (Marshall & Raynor 2010). The trust where I work has recently introduced community clinics where parents can take their baby in order to have the newborn examination performed, therefore allowing early discharge home from the unit enabling early family bonding. With this in mind...

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independent nurse practitioner

midwife practitioner: Her role includes care of the mothers during pregnancy, birth, and in the days immediately afterwards before client come under the care of your local health visitor. An individualized midwifery service offering continuity of care. Antenatal One to one care. Antenatal care in your own home or office. Time to develop an empowering relationship of trust and support for your pregnancy and birth. Information about and arranging of tests and screening either through the...

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National Midwives Association

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), which was founded in 1982. The NMA’s main purpose is to help women, who are pregnant, to deliver their babies at home in a safe way. That benefit is very crucial because NMA has been supporting healthy and normal physiologic childbirth for years. Also, the other advantage is that the normal physiologic birth helps improving the breath and the temperature regulation of the newborn. Client Research: The midwives of America are people with clinical expertise...

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Guidelines for Rn Who Wanted to Take Midwifery Exam

of Transcript of Records with date of graduation, S.O. number, scanned picture & with remarks: “for board examination purposes only”. CHED recognition Certificate for all new Schools/Programs; 1.2 Original & photocopy of birth certificate from NSO (SECPA). A photocopy of birth certificate from Local Civil Registrar is required if the NSO copy is not clear; 1.3 For married female applicants- original & photocopy of marriage certificate from NSO (SECPA). A photocopy of marriage certificate from...

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The Role of the Midwife

as ‘The Code, Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives’ (NMC, 2008) (Baston et al., 2009). Midwives are able to be the sole carer of a mother and baby from early pregnancy to around 28 days after the birth and attend over 75% of births in the UK (Baston et al., 2009) and generally view care from a holistic perspective and consider the care they offer from a psychological, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural context (Baston et a., 2009). The word ‘midwife’...

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The Benefits of Midwifery

well-trained and caring hand. There are many forms of midwives, both trained and untrained, but by today’s legal standards, a trained midwife is, “…A trained professional with special expertise in supporting women to maintain a healthy pregnancy birth, offering expert individualized care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn throughout the childbearing cycle,” (Citizens for Midwifery). The Certified Nurse Midwife, the most highly-trained midwife, is often the best choice...

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