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13.Feb.2017 The Family Act

“At some point, nearly every worker faces a moment when they need leave, whether it’s to bond with a new baby, care for an aging parent, or recover from a serious illness or injury.” As anyone who has worked with me knows, I am a huge proponent of paid leave for new parents.  The physical, […]

08.Aug.2016 The BIG Latch On!

  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the BIG Latch On this past Saturday. Many, many thanks and congratulations to the Gallatin Breastfeeding Coalition for all their work. The BIG Latch is a Coalition effort and it was great to see so many supporters of breastfeeding on Saturday. [The Coalition is very active in our […]

05.Sep.2014 Birth Place goes on tour to the Mothers’ Milk Bank!

Last week, Stacey and Terri from the Birth Place toured the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana. A little history first: A while back we had an eager little baby who wanted to be born before 36.5 weeks gestation. And as you all know, at the Birth Place we can care for low risk, full term, […]

16.Feb.2013 Why I support Bozeman Nurses and hope you do too.

On Tuesday, February 19 from 8am to 4pm Bozeman Nurses and their supporters will be picketing the hospital on Highland Blvd.  The nurses have some real concerns about contract negotiations. Nursing has been and continues to be a predominantly female profession. And predominantly female professions often struggle with issues of fair wage scale, seniority, and […]

05.May.2011 Happy International Midwives Day!

From the Midwives Alliance of North America:Happy International Midwives Day! The Road to Durban: Midwives Walking for the Women of the World Last year Bridget Lynch, President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), called on the midwives of the world to attend the triennial ICM Congress to be held in Durban, South Africa in […]

31.Jan.2011 Let’s Reframe the Debate Already

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2011It is Time to Reframe the Homebirth Conversation:Focus on Optimal Maternity Care and the Practitioners Who Can Provide It In their recently released “Committee Opinion” on homebirth, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) affirms the role of informed disclosure by saying, “…we have an obligation to provide families […]

12.Nov.2010 The Economics of Birth are Killing Us

I’ve just returned from the Midwives Alliance of North America Conference where we spent a lot of time discussing maternal and infant mortality.  What is clear from the data is that what we midwives do is the safest for mothers and babies. And it is also clear that what the US medical industry does to healthy […]

28.Jul.2010 New ACOG Guidelines: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a Safe Option

Washington, DC – The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), a professional midwifery organization since 1982, commends the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for their updated practice guidelines on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) released July 21, 2010. ACOG’s recent guidelines are less restrictive than previous ones. The new guidelines state that VBAC […]

08.Jul.2010 Huffington Post looks at the state of maternity care in US

Is Having a Baby Bad For Your Health? by Marcia G. Yerman Most American women might presume that the dangers of maternal mortality are a concern and problem only in developing nations. They’re wrong. A March 2010 report put out by Amnesty International entitled, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA, highlights […]

07.Jul.2010 We must be getting close to power: dirty tricks to discredit Midwifery

International Expert Calls Study Deeply Flawed and Politically Motivated FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2010) – As New York and Massachusetts moved to pass pro-midwife bills in the final weeks of their legislative sessions, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology fast-tracked publicity surrounding the results of an anti-home birth study that is […]

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