Newsletter VIII

What is the racist history behind midwife bans in the United States?

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News 🗞️

Delivery Room Care: As Coronavirus cases have decreased in New Jersey, hospitals have allowed doulas to resume their duties as essential components of mothers’ care teams.  Read more about these loosened restrictions.  Link.

Reading 📚

History of Midwife Bans: Educate yourselves on the racist history of abortion and midwife bans throughout the United States.  Link.

Events 🎟️

Maternity & Midwifery Hour: Tune in to episode 12 of maternity & midwifery hour.  This week’s focus is on how to effectively support women’s pregnancy choices during changing times.  Link.

Interesting 💡

Montana is the state that has reported the highest percentage of home births.  2.5 percent of all births in the state occurred at home.  Click here for more interesting facts about home births!

Social Post of the week 🎉

Johns Hopkins Nursing: Johns Hopkins Nursing commented on the importance of mother-child contact during the pandemic, tweeting: “Mother-Infant Contact and Breastfeeding Should Remain Top Priorities during #COVID19.”  Link

Product Therapy 🛍️

Momma Prenatal Probiotics: Try out a prenatal probiotic formula that includes 18 billion probiotics.  These are proven to improve your gut health, boost immunity, and stabilize your glucose levels during your pregnancy.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Doula Alexis: Alexis is a doula located in Minnesota.  She was trained by DONA after being inspired by her daughters to pursue this career.  Alexis believes that advocacy for pregnant women is necessary, as it can change a woman’s life.  Read more about her story here

Stats to know 📈

Out of the five nations with the lowest infant mortality rates, midwives attend 70 percent of all births that are not supervised by a doctor.  Link.

Media 📸

Misconceptions of Miscarriages: Tune in for episode 8 of “Misconceptions.” Learn about the role that midwives and doulas play in assisting mothers both emotionally and physically following a miscarriage.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, New Haven, CT.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Towson, MD.  Link.