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What is a Midwife Worth? Negotiating Your Value and Earning Potential

By Ginger Breedlove This is a scenario that plays out for midwives across the United States every day. It’s the start of a new week at the practice where you’re employed. Even though there are 5 full-time midwives, the workload is hectic to say the least because you are managing 50+ births/month. You’re scheduled to work… Continue reading What is a Midwife Worth? Negotiating Your Value and Earning Potential

Stuck – Assessing here and now while thinking forward!

  We all have been there. Trying to figure out why our professional career or practice is not growing. How can we figure out ways to collaborate better, work more efficiently, reignite shared passion, implement meaningful performance indicators, and advocate for better salaries or work conditions? What if, year after year, or even a few… Continue reading Stuck – Assessing here and now while thinking forward!

Nobody Told Me About That

  Did you, a friend or family member experience a fully supported, well informed, calm postpartum experience? Isn’t that what most new parent’s hope for and expect? An easy transition most health care providers must believe, as families are sent home 48 hours after an uncomplicated birth without any professional contact in the first three… Continue reading Nobody Told Me About That

Webinar Follow-Up: What has the Pinard Taught Us?

  On June 21, 2018, Ginger and Lesley from the Grow Midwives team hosted an intimate webinar exploring the lessons the wonderful tool known as the Pinard has taught the midwifery community.   If you would like to follow along with the presentation, Ginger’s Prezi can be found here. [rtbs name=”what-has-the-pinard-taught-us”]

What is a Pinard? – The World’s Oldest Tool For Hearing Fetal Heartbeats

  In 1895, Adolphe Pinard (1844–1934) a French obstetrician, designed an elegant, trumpet-shaped instrument for listening to babies in utero. This trumpet was made of wood and featured a single diameter opening drilled through the center. Using this simple tool, sound made by the fetal heart was efficiently transmitted to the listener’s ear. Aptly named… Continue reading What is a Pinard? – The World’s Oldest Tool For Hearing Fetal Heartbeats

Webinar Follow-Up: How to Market a Birth Center or Midwifery Business Online

  On May, 29 2018, Peter Soto hosted a webinar for Grow Midwives exploring the basics of marketing a birth center and other midwifery related businesses online. If you would like to consult with Peter or any of the other Grow Midwives team, reach out on our contact us page. If you would like to follow… Continue reading Webinar Follow-Up: How to Market a Birth Center or Midwifery Business Online

Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Integrating Midwifery-Led Maternal Healthcare

  On April 12, 2018 Ginger Breedlove hosted a webinar that explored many of the tools available to midwives that can both help create a new practice or better an existing one. If you would like to consult with Ginger or any of the other Grow Midwives team, reach out on our contact us page.… Continue reading Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Integrating Midwifery-Led Maternal Healthcare

Integrating Midwifery Led Care in 2019

  There are numerous resources for learning how to create a distinct, high functioning, and integrated midwifery practice. By being aware of every resource currently available, and matching opportunities with your professional goals, you can execute the right strategy to get started with midwifery led care. Best business practices do not need to be re-invented,… Continue reading Integrating Midwifery Led Care in 2019

Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-up: Transitioning From Hospital Midwife to Birth Center Midwife

  Join Lesley Rathbun and Ginger Breedlove for a thorough discussion on the difficulties, benefits, and drawbacks of transitioning from being a Hospital Midwife to a Birth Center Midwife. Lesley and Ginger have been involved with many midwives before, during and after their move to a birth center – including their own. Making such an… Continue reading Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-up: Transitioning From Hospital Midwife to Birth Center Midwife

Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Creating Your Dream Job as a Midwife

  Join Ginger Breedlove and Lesley Rathbun for an in-depth look at the business side of midwifery. Together, they share experiences collected first hand during 70+ combined years operating successful midwifery businesses. From starting an independent freestanding birth center, to working in partnership with large hospital organizations, Ginger and Lesley have navigated business relationships in… Continue reading Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Creating Your Dream Job as a Midwife