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Author: 
Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

When mainstream media reported that a pregnant person had become “the laughing stock of a group of top US obstetricians”, what they didn’t understand was that they were witnessing an attitude that is foundational to the behaviors identified as obstetric violence.

An Open Letter on the Licensure of CPMs in New York
 
Greetings,
 

 

Author: 
Colleen Donovan-Batson, CNM, MS

 

Author: 
Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

 

Author: 
Vicki Hedley, CPM, CM, MA

 

Midwives – Leading the Way With Quality Care

At a key moment when maternal/child health, morbidities, and mortalities are being discussed in national health care arenas, birthing people and midwives are not being included in those discussions.

 

Portland, Maine is the home of MANA’s 36th Annual Midwives Conference! Mark your calendars now for Oct. 11 - 14, the height of the Fall Foliage Season, and come enjoy all that this coastal community has to offer for #MANA18!

 

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Portland, Maine

 

Author: 
Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM
Jeanette McCulloch, IBCLC

 

 

The 2017 Sage Femme — Marina Alzugaray, MS, CNM, ARNP

Author: 
Vicki Hedley, CPM, CM, MA

It was 1982. I was unexpectedly pregnant with my first child (why it was unexpected I don’t really know… the diaphragm was in the drawer instead of where it belonged). I came across Spiritual Midwifery and heard the word midwife for the first time in my life. A midwife cost $500 and a doctor $3,000. It wasn’t such a hard decision really for someone with very little money and no insurance. Paying off that midwife and birth center took two years, AND, I was privileged enough to be able to access this care when so many others couldn’t or didn’t even know it existed.

 

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