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Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Conducting a Meaningful Community Assessment When Opening a Birth Center or Midwifery Service

In case you missed it, here is the video and transcription of the Webinar “Conducting a Meaningful Community Assessment” with Ginger Breedlove and Lesley Rathbun on Wednesday, December 20, 2018. If you haven’t signed up already, make sure to join our newsletter to keep up to date with all future news and webinar announcements from… Continue reading Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Conducting a Meaningful Community Assessment When Opening a Birth Center or Midwifery Service

Season’s Greetings: A Call To Mentor Future Midwives

  By Ginger Breedlove As we move through the December holidays and into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone in the Grow Midwives community to reflect on how they can give back. Even during this time of great political partisanship, we can all embrace the title of Former President… Continue reading Season’s Greetings: A Call To Mentor Future Midwives

How to Open a Birth Center or New Midwife Practice: Identifying Community Needs

  By Lesley Rathbun So, you think you want to open a birth center or start a Midwifery service? Understanding the challenges and opportunities of developing either model by performing a Community Needs Assessment is essential to success. More than a decade ago, I attended the American Association of Birth Centers workshop on how to… Continue reading How to Open a Birth Center or New Midwife Practice: Identifying Community Needs

Barriers and Recommendations for Midwives in Independent Practice

  In case you missed it, here is the video and transcription of the Webinar “Barriers and Recommendations for Independent Practice” with Ginger Breedlove from Grow Midwives on Thursday, November 30, 2018. Below the video and at the bottom of the page, you can find a button to download the CHECKLIST TO REDUCE MIDWIFERY PRACTICE BARRIERS. If… Continue reading Barriers and Recommendations for Midwives in Independent Practice

Grow Midwives Response to Freakonomics Radio Podcast Titled “Nurses to the Rescue” (11/15/17)

  By Ginger Breedlove After finishing the most recent Freakonomics podcast on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) filling the workforce shortage in primary health care, I was disheartened by the negative sentiment prevalent in the comments. If you haven’t heard the episode yet, you can listen to it here. As a nurse and Midwife with nearly 40 years… Continue reading Grow Midwives Response to Freakonomics Radio Podcast Titled “Nurses to the Rescue” (11/15/17)

Maternal Mortality in the United States is Worse Than Every Other Developed Country in the World and Midwives can Save Lives

  By Ginger Breedlove Is the maternal mortality rate in the United States really higher than every other developed country in the world? Yes, and it’s getting worse. Considering the magnitude of this public health crisis, it’s astounding how few seem to be aware that thousands of mothers are dying every year for reasons that are… Continue reading Maternal Mortality in the United States is Worse Than Every Other Developed Country in the World and Midwives can Save Lives