How to Get Back to Naturalistic Midwifery

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:30am

"How to Get Back to Naturalistic Midwifery" will explore the many ways in which childbirth has changed over the years. This session will compare practices in natural childbirth with the practices in births where interventions/augmentations have occurred. These comparisons will prove how these practices have led to worse outcomes and increased the cost of health care. This session will also demonstrate how changes in attitudes about birth have affected birth practices as well as how providers have adapted to these changes. The session will end with offering solutions to the problems caused by these practices.

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Maria Milton, LM

Maria Milton is a midwife in the state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology/Pre-Med from Florida A&M University and she is a licensed laboratory technician. Maria has been practicing as a midwife since 1984. She is the current owner/operator of Milton Memorial Birthing Center, a facility founded by her late mother/colleague, Gladys Milton. She is also a strong advocate of natural childbirth and the midwifery model of care. And, for over twenty years, Maria has been a speaker/presenter of various midwifery topics at midwifery conferences, midwifery retreats, and community health programs.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:30am
Session type: 
(CEUS) - Recordings will be available on GOLD