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Midwifery for feminism: a feminist examination of two models of care for pregnancy and birth.

Dianne.* Norman

Midwifery for feminism: a feminist examination of two models of care for pregnancy and birth.

by Dianne.* Norman

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Published .
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Pagination150 leaves
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Jun 6, - Explore Debbie Eakes's board "midwifery", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Midwifery, Baby stuff pregnancy, Natural child birth pins.   The conceptualization of humanized birth in the feminist literature refers to women-centered care, choice, control, and continuity of care [9, 16, 30, 38].The external sphere represents the exogenous factors of the organization, according to Allaire and Firsirotu (): the environment, the history of the organization, and its contingencies.

This thesis examines correlations between the midwifery philosophy of care and feminist reconfigurations of autonomy and choice. Based on content analysis, two sets of divergent models are compared: the medical model of informed consent and mainstream frameworks of autonomy, and the midwifery model of informed choice and.   The foundation for feminist heath care includes symmetry in the provider-patient relationship, access to information and participation in decision-making. (12) An holistic, women-centred model of care has been applied to midwifery, as it values all aspects of care equally.

One Midwifery Model at Queen Charlottes in London. She brings her depth of knowledge to this vexed field with a clarity and vision. Mary Stewart edited the visionary book on feminist perspectives on childbirth (Stewart ) and brings aspects of this thinking up to date in the penultimate chapter. Globally, postnatal depression (PND) is a growing public health problem. PND affects 10 to 15% of women in Western society. It caused by a combination of biological, psychological and social factors. Tw models have attempted to define and explain PND; the biomedical and the sociological models. The traditional biomedical model views PND as a medical condition which implies there is individual.


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Midwifery for feminism: a feminist examination of two models of care for pregnancy and birth by Dianne.* Norman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The name midwife means 'with woman' hence midwifery's whole raison d'etre is to provide 'woman centred care' by accompanying and assisting women through pregnancy and childbirth.

Choice, continuity and autonomy are the watchwords of new midwifery but are not meaningless sound by:   Many would argue that the only way to reconnect midwifery and feminism in context is to eschew hospital care altogether. However, feminist practice should not be limited to the home-birth model of care.

All women, regardless of the complexity of their pregnancy deserve comprehensive, supportive : Madeline Hawke. Welcome to Feminist Midwife.

I'm a midwife working in urban America. Currently in my third year of practice, I'm constantly considering the roles of reproductive rights, women, and healthcare in the States and abroad. I hope to find in this blog a space to process, learn, and grow.

I'm fired-up, emotional, excited, and thrilled about it all. Raise children on feminist beliefs rather than rape-alarms and shoddy sex-education classes. Be a girl or a woman and eat a Yorkie bar when you want. Be a boy or a man and cry when you need. I once read that nothing could be more feminist than the practice of midwifery.

To be a midwife is to be with women. But it is not enough to just be. And Kalman, J. () A Feminist perspective on the Study of Home Birth. Application of a Midwifery Care Framework.

Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, vol. 39, no. 3, pp Brown, S. And Lumley, J. () Satisfaction with care in labour and birth: A survey of Australian Women, Birth vol. 21, no. 1, pp Cited by:   “Like a Mother is the evidence-based, open-minded book that U.S. pregnancy culture needs a true feminist accomplishment that puts trust and agency back with women and parents.” () From the Back CoverReviews: Midwives were executed for “practicing medicine.” Today, midwives are sanctioned, fined and, in some countries, imprisoned.

Agnes Geréb, a Hungarian midwife and former obstetrician, remains under indefinite house arrest awaiting re-trial, after two years spent in prison for the “crime” of supporting women in their choice to birth at home. A home birth is a feminist issue by virtue of it simply empowering a woman’s experience.

A hospital birth can be a feminist issue if it supports a birth plan that is conducive to the well-being and empowerment of the mother.

In order to progress on this issue, there must be a shift in the way we view the potential outcomes of birth. This paper is about the clinical principle of informed choice—the hallmark feature of the midwifery model of care in Ontario, Canada.

Drawing on ethnographic history interviews with midwives, I trace the origins of the idea of informed choice to its roots in the social movement of midwifery in North America in the late s and s.

At that time informed choice was not the. Midwives are specialists in normal pregnancy and birth, and the midwife’s role is to look after a pregnant woman and her baby throughout the antenatal period, during labour and birth, and for …   In other words, saying that "feminism is the new natalism" doesn't necessarily mean that statism is the new natalism.

Midwifery is the health science and health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn), in addition to the sexual and reproductive health of women throughout their lives.

In many countries, midwifery is a medical profession (special for its independent and direct specialized education; should not be confused with the medical. The conceptualization of humanized birth in the feminist literature refers to women-centered care, choice, control, and continuity of care [9,16,30,38].

The external sphere represents the exogenous factors of the organization, according to Allaire and Firsirotu (): the environment, the history of the organization, and its contingencies.

The advantages of midwifery students understanding feminism within the midwifery professional are undeniable and it is important that feminism is integrated into midwifery programmes. View full. Even if high-quality, best-practice, evidence-based, respectful care were available to women, it is not in our best interest to agree to our own erasure, no matter how much we want to please, make good, and comply.

As a birth attendant, I’ve witnessed women being pinched, prodded, and poked against their will. Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is a safe mode of birth for the majority of women [], however, rates remain low in many parts of the Australia 14% of women had a VBAC in [].Across Europe VBAC rates vary from 20 to 55% [3, 4].In the US the national average VBAC rate in was 12% [].Research suggests at least 45% of women plan to have a VBAC for their next birth [].

Midwife-led models of care are seen as one important strategy for enhancing women’s choice; a core element of woman-centred care. Medicalised maternity care, which feminist and midwifery. Labour and birth care for women with high BGLs should centre on minimising the chance of shoulder dystocia, and supporting the baby to regulate their own BGLs after birth.

Additional Resources. Michel Odent on GD; Evidence Based Birth – Does GD always mean a big baby and induction; Read food for pregnancy – Lily Nichols (book). After requests to detail the language I use in different midwifery care scenarios, I am starting a series of “scripts.” With these example texts, I seek to provide a springboard for providers, care seekers, and reproductive health workers to discuss possible best practices for language and approach in different scenarios.

Though I have twice been a feminist giving birth, I have not experienced the “feminist” birth that many moms seem to be cheering for on the internet. Part of me wishes I could claim to have given birth in a way that makes me part of a larger sisterhood.

But the more rational part of me is simply grateful for the reassurances of modern medicine. Ina May Gaskin, patron saint of birth. She is the midwife America needs. This little book is in her customary fiery but loving style: a series of chapters on her most strongly held convictions around birth and maternity care, closing with cogent, practical recommendations for how women can be better cared for—and respected and trusted—in pregnancy and delivery/5().

Midwives in the United States provide assistance to childbearing women during pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum midwives also provide primary care for women including well woman exams, health promotion and disease prevention, family planning options, and care for common gynecological concerns.Book Review – Milli Hill's "Give Birth Like a Feminist" Novem | by: Tanya Strusberg, LCCE, FACCE.

The first thought that crossed my mind after reading Milli Hill’s new book, Give Birth like a Feminist, was; why did it take this long for a book like this to be published?An entire generation of women have been raised since the last time birth and feminism as two intertwined.Birth is divisive.

It divides women from men, and women from women. It requires of the body an opening up, at times a cutting, or a tearing apart. “But to let the baby out,” writes Maggie Nelson in The Argonauts, “you have to be willing to go to pieces.” So going to pieces is precisely what women do.

To be of woman born is a universal experience, yet women themselves remain a diffuse.