Posts Tagged ‘Nurse-Midwifery’

Natural way: Midwife aided, mother approved. More women push back against the medicalization of birth

May 12, 2017

In the past quarter century, the number of midwife-facilitated births has nearly tripled. And although it is still a relatively low eight to nine percent, demand is on the rise, driven in part by a questioning of current cultural norms. Michelle Collins, head of the Nurse-Midwifery specialty at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing recently was interviewed…

Nitrous oxide makes a comeback

February 13, 2017

In 2014 Nicole Dutcher delivered her first child using natural childbirth. She was passionate about trying it again with her second pregnancy. But one thing stood in the way — her memory.

Top 10 misconceptions about nitrous oxide in labor

February 13, 2017

Nitrous oxide makes you laugh (hence the nickname “laughing gas”). Because nitrous oxide decreases anxiety, it puts women more at ease and they may be more talkative and relaxed — but don’t count on side-splitting laughter. Nitrous oxide is offered at many hospitals and birth centers.

School of Nursing holds December pinning and awards

January 5, 2017

Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9, 2016 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners (NMW). In addition, six Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates received pin guards signifying…

Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby

December 8, 2016

Skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth can be used to promote breastfeeding and may give babies a better start in life, according to a new review of existing evidence. Women who had skin-to-skin contact with their naked babies right after delivery were more likely to breastfeed longer and be breastfeeding months later…

Laughing gas makes a comeback in maternity wards

October 13, 2016

South County Hospital is the first in Rhode Island to bring back laughing gas for women in labor. It hasn’t been used in the U.S. for decades. We delve into what happened to nitrous oxide, and why it’s making a comeback.