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Community-Based Midwives and Hospital Systems: A Case for Partnership (The Notes)

These notes are extracted from This Article A set of good vitals and an uncomplicated medical history are not remedies for social inequities or lifelong lack of access to healthcare education and navigation, or accessible, timely, effective, and therapeutic interventions. When a patient presents with a medical complication, a midwife can identify it and ensure…

Community-Based Midwives and Hospital Systems: A Case for Partnership

Click Here to read just the notes from this article Community-based midwives are held to particular and sometimes unjustifiable standards by the healthcare community.  They are under tremendous pressure to have perfect outcomes while serving the same communities who face the disparities that lead to premature birth, infant mortality, and maternal morbidities experienced so often…

The Blog

You’ve reached the blog of Jodilyn Owen, Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife. Planning or considering a homebirth?  Get the book today! Follow this link to learn about our workshops and services for families. You can learn all about midwifery care, professional topics, and options that come up during pregnancy and birth here.  Enjoy and…

What do you imagine?

“…It is a design which rises up the mother as a qualified expert on her body and her baby. That is not to say that she knows everything. All experts get help, advice, and learn from others. So can she, but without relinquishing her role as primary in the relationship with her health…”

Social Justice & Midwifery

…It recognizes the social determinants of health and addresses mothers without guilt, shame, or fear. It recognizes the need of every human being to be heard, understood, and felt in their healthcare. It sees the starting point as unique for each family and conforms to the goals and desires of the families in care. Midwives operate outside the larger healthcare system but as partners with it. We offer care on your terms, never requiring you to miss work or leave your children to come to an appointment…