Archive for "Mar 2010"

25.Mar.2010 More Treasure in Health Care Reform Bill

Another great update tucked into the Health Care Reform Bill —   Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers. Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require that employers provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth and provide a […]

22.Mar.2010 Health Reform Bill Passes House

From the MAMA Campaign A Victory for Mothers and Babies! Midwives and mothers, babies and families, are victors today!  With the passage of the Senate health care reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21, and the signature of the President in the coming days, several provisions that will significantly benefit […]

12.Mar.2010 Another Lovely Birth Story

Many thanks to Sara, Scott, and Ben for sharing their birth story and photos. Ben’s birth was such a gentle entry into the world. He peacefully slid into his Dad’s hands and up into his parents’ arms. He was so content and quiet that I had to listen to his lungs with a stethoscope several […]

Benjamin’s Birth/Sara’s Story

Where to start? It seems there were a lot of people in my life waiting on a lot of babies right about the time Ben was supposed to come (his due date was Feb. 5), and they ALL arrived before him! It wasn’t bothering me, up to a point. But then, it started to get […]

09.Mar.2010 One year later, look at this handsome man.

08.Mar.2010 More great press for midwives and VBACs

I was hanging pictures at BirthWorks when my dad called me to let me know about this article in Sunday’s NY Times. And then several more people called or e-mailed the article. Nurse-midwives working on the reservation at Tuba City have a c-section rate of 13%, less than half of the 31.8% national average. And they […]

04.Mar.2010 CDC notes Homebirths are Increasing

Research Debunks Physician Group Claims that Actress Ricki Lake is Responsible for Rise in OOH Birth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2010) – A Centers for Disease Control National Health Statistics report released this week showed a five percent increase in demand for out-of-hospital midwife births in 2005. Seventeen states reported an increase of […]

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