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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”]

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: 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

Opening a Birth Center: My Journey From Hospital Midwife to Birth Center Midwife

By Lesley Rathbun Birth Centers are growing and so are opportunities for midwives to work outside of the hospital setting. The industry has grown 76% since 2010 to 344 total birth centers in the United States and shows no sign of slowing down. Due to the small numbers of centers, many student midwives do not… Continue reading Opening a Birth Center: My Journey 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

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

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