The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Better pregnancy nutrition can grow a healthier baby, keep perineal tissues intact and support VBAC
In my experience, there are significant
things a pregnant woman can do to improve
the integrity of the tissues and thus help
to reduce complications.
Better Baby Book: Use nutrition,
your environment, and your mind to create
the healthiest, smartest, autism-free baby
possible by Lana Asprey, MD, and Dave
Asprey, "To help parents gift their
children with better health and higher
intelligence for life." It's available
either on Kindle or paperback.
This book was written by a couple who
know more about pregnancy nutrition than
anyone I've ever heard, met or read about.
The new midwifery: science and sensitivity in practice by Lesley Ann Page, Rona McCandlish - 2006
Some discussion of continuity of care and burnout.
Facing Burnout (item #4) from Midwifery Today
You can also do a general
on "burnout" in their web pages.
burnout in human service work - The case of midwifery in
Greenleaf provides a multi-layered approach for the mitigation of trauma’s negative effects within non-profit, public and private sector organizations.
Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah offers some excellent
and stress-reduction tools with providers as a target
TEN SELF-CARE TECHNIQUES
Prevent and counteract job
and compassion fatigue.
Manage job stress.
Improve self-care and work effectiveness.
Taking care of yourself as a midwife also means taking care of the practicalities of being self employed.
The Freelancers Union has disability coverage and many other benefits. They are a great resource and politically active as well.
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