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Diary of a Midwife ❴Download❵ ➵ Diary of a Midwife Author Juliana van Olphen-Fehr – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Despite our country's affluence and high tech advances in neonatal intensive care in 1994 the US ranked twenty first in infant mortality rates among developed countries with populations over 25 millio Despite our country's affluence and high tech advances in neonatal intensive care in the US ranked twenty first in infant mortality rates among developed countries with populations over million Women with low risk pregnancies are freuently failed by the traditional obstetrical system either because they cannot afford proper prenatal care and therefore often give birth to babies who need to be assisted by expensive neonatal intensive care or Diary of MOBI :Ú because the system fosters an attitude of dependency on doctors surgery and drugs rather than a sense of empowerment during the birth process This enlightening book demonstrates with conviction that childbirth can and should be a process of empowerment and that midwifery should be the standard of care for women with low risk pregnanciesDiary of a Midwife written by a certified nurse midwife and the founder of the first nurse midwifery graduate education program in Virginia is based on the author's years delivering babies in rural Virginia Through the author's experiences as a midwife mother of three and veteran of training as a labor and delivery nurse in a busy hospital's maternity ward the midwife care alternative is revealed to be the best way for healthy women to be collaborators in their own care Midwives encourage women to develop their inner power for the birth process by providing teaching support and comfort Adeuate prenatal care reduces the number of premature and low birth weight babies and costly traumatic medical interventions such as Cesarean and forceps deliveries episiotomies and routine anesthesia are often avoided Author Juliana van Olphen Fehr movingly shows that midwifery is an art and that it can do much to create mothers who are able to greet their newborns with dignified loving and strong arms.


10 thoughts on “Diary of a Midwife

  1. Kelly Peressini Kelly Peressini says:

    Lovely story of a wonderful midwife and her journey as a teacher wife mom student and midwife She is preaching a message that only benefits mother and children; that pre natal labor and delivery health care should be empowering natural safe and positive


  2. Meredith Meredith says:

    Juliana van Olphen Fehr begins her memoir in 1976 with the birth of her first child and ends it in 1989 with the birth of her third and final child although she does give an update in the preface in the late 1990's when she had left private practice and taken a position as the coordinator of a nurse midwifery program She chronicles her home birth practice and details her experience as a nursing student nurse and nurse midwife A similar story is A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong A couple of caveats Caveat #1 Much of the author's experience takes place prior to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act going into effect EMTALA reuires all hospitals that accept federal funds to have a doctor deliver any woman's baby who walks into the hospital in active labor no matter what It can be the doctor on duty in the emergency and not an ob gyn but the hospitals are not legally allowed to refuse care to a woman in active labor So the problem Van Ophlen Fehr faces of having doctors refuse to come to the hospital and deliver her patients' babies if they are transfered to the hospital has been completely eliminated Caveat #2 The author is a certified nurse midwife CNM meaning she earned a bachelor of science in nursing and then a master of science in midwifery as opposed to certified practicalprofessional midwife CPM also known as a direct entry midwife who has a bachelor of science in midwifery or a lay midwife who has no formal medical training and learned through apprenticeship This distinction is important because as a general rule the medical a midwife's educational background the uicker and aggressive she will be to insist on the necessity of medical intervention Nurse midwives are often negatively nicknamed med wives because their protocols can align very closely with those of hospital and obstetricians For example in the book van Olphen Fehr will hospital transfer just to be on the side despite the fact that nearly every time she is horrified about how savagely her patients are then treated She refuses to attend breech births outside a hospital and in one instance she nearly refuses to attend a mother at home whose labor begin at 37 weeks because she was earlier than her due date Caveat #3 How van Olphen Fehr witnesses women treated in the hospital will make you very angry and perhaps literally sick


  3. Sabrina Sabrina says:

    I'm incredibly impressed with this book I love the author's narrative style of her personal experiences as she shares her journey in becoming a certified nurse midwife CNM starting her own practice and standing for women in involving herself in midwifery's political aspects Juliana van Olphen Fehr's commitment to providing women with excellence of care and enabling couples to maintain their rights during pregnancy inspired me This book also opened my eyes to poor hospital practices during childbirth and taught me a lot about alternative birthing options and natural techniues I would recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming a midwife or in having a child themselves


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    This was a fantastic book I couldn't put it down The author shares her experiences as a nurse midwife who did home deliveries in the 80s and 90s There are many birth stories and a lot of the book is about the challenges nurse midwives faced in becoming care providers to pregnant women At times I have thought that I want to become a nurse midwife since I am already a nurse but I'm not sure I have as much courage as this woman did and even though CNM's are much accepted now I think it still takes a lot of courage to become one especially one that fights the status uo


  5. Beth Beth says:

    Fast paced memoir of a mom turned homebirth nurse midwife fighting against the powers that be If you wanna read a great intro on birth politics and get the howwhy the birth machine is eating the women and the children in this country then read this Then read Babycatcher for a humorous midwifery memoir


  6. Kristen Many Kristen Many says:

    I LOVED this book It just confirms my deep desire to go into Nursing and to get my Degree in Nursing I would so much like to become a prenatalpostnatal nurse Thank you Juliana for such a wonderful book and for inspiring me to remember why it is I want to become a nurse Maybe one day I could become a Midwife


  7. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    A glimpse of what it was like to be a home birth nurse midwife in rural Virginia from the late '80s until the mid 90's While some people found it dry I enjoyed her struggles to begin her own private midwife practice and how she dealt with the doctors and bureaucracy


  8. Shiloah Shiloah says:

    I read this book in four days It was very well written and I enjoyed the birth stories It was laid out nicely and easy to follow I hope she does a follow up book to let us know of the changes she has made in the medical community for paving the way for midwives and home births


  9. Traci Traci says:

    This was a tough read because so many of the stories shared are incredibly depressing testimonies to the sad state of maternity care in the US in the 70s and 80s and we still have so very far to go


  10. Danile Danile says:

    This was an amazing book that really gave me my first look at how things are behind the scenes It was really awakening for me


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