Posts Tagged ‘Nurse-Midwifery’

Middle Tennessee woman helps lead midwife movement

July 25, 2012

A Middle Tennessee woman remains at the forefront of a movement that encourages women to give birth with the aid of midwives. Ina May Gaskin is a founding member of The Farm, a former commune in Summertown, about 90 miles from Nashville. Over the past several decades, she and her team of midwives have delivered more…

Child Spacing: How Close is Too Close?

June 4, 2011

Never before have women had so much control on family planning and child spacing. We can space our pregnancies to suit our needs. And many women want to have their babies as close together as possible. Brittney Walker from Phoenix, Arizona, had two back-to-back difficult pregnancies. Her sons are 13 1/2 months apart, and while…

Hydrotherapy tub helps ease labor’s pain

December 2, 2010

In the early stages of labor, expectant mothers are often told to soak in a warm tub at home — an effective way to relieve both the contractions and back pain during labor. In the tub, the weight of the baby is lifted off the mother’s back by the water’s buoyancy. Now women who deliver…

Rebirth of the Midwife

November 23, 2009

Tisha Holloway was exhausted. She had been laboring in a North Carolina hospital for almost 26 hours to give birth to her first child, but the baby just wouldn’t come. “I tried to do everything right during my pregnancy,” the 27-year-old woman says. “I ate right, exercised, kept my weight down. Just before I went…