Sunday, May 6, 2012

Midwifery Care: What's in it for Women?

What is midwifery care?


The debut video for I am a Midwife, a new online series about midwives and what they do, explores just that! Eight different "real life" midwives describe the safe, satisfying and supportive care midwives in all settings provide women and their families!


From the Midwives Alliance of North America: http://mana.org/IAAM/


4 comments:

Alice said...

Carolyn- thank you so much for spotlighting the I Am A Midwife video debut! We are so grateful, and excited for this wonderful series!

Alice, Online Community Manager, MANA
https://www.facebook.com/MidwivesAlliance

Carolyn Hastie said...

My pleasure Alice! The campaign to inform the community about midwifery is an excellent one. Women can only make informed choices when they have the information they need to be able to do so. I look forward to the next video in your series. I can understand why you are excited. This video is brilliant and tells it like it is.

Alice said...

Thanks Carolyn. Be sure to watch out for the second in the series, "Midwives Know Birth Matters." It comes out tomorrow, right in time for mothers day!

WiseWoman said...

I keep hoping for something more from these "clips". . I get nervous when I hear midwives talking about "offering" women things and the woman "choosing". Rhetoric such as "relationship based care" and "empowerment" has come to be filler in midwife-speak. What I would love to hear is "I won't cut an umbilical cord in the first hour after birth" or "I will never recommend induction to a healthy woman". Something with some meat. . . something with which a pregnant woman can hold a midwife's feet to the fire. Why is it so difficult to get straight talk out of midwives? This film project needs some boldness, vision, and grounded reality to really engage the public. Gloria Lemay, Vancouver BC Canada www.glorialemay.com/blog