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Check Out These Midwifery Blogs

by Cassie Moore, ACNM Writer and Editor

In a recent post on Science & Sensibility, Hillary Boucher and Jeanette McCulloch discussed why birth professionals like midwives should be involved with social media. Social media such as blogs, Facebook, and Twitter can grow your business, influence birth policy, and reach and educate mothers and mothers-to-be out there who may not know about the facts and benefits of midwifery. Social media also offers midwives an arena in which they can debate hot topics, or offer each other support and friendship. And support is key in avoiding the dreaded burnout some midwives face.

Here is a group of blogs that I’ve been checking out, thanks to suggestions from ACNM members and Facebook fans. It is by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to add your own blog or make suggestions in the comments!

Science & Sensibility A research blog about healthy pregnancy, birth, and more. Great evidence-based information and interviews here!

Midwife Year One: With Woman, The First Year…And Beyond A nurse-midwife’s chronicle of her first year working as a CNM.

re: Cycling The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research’s blog. A collection of tidbits and criticisms of our culture’s views on menstruation—funny and informative.

The Feminist Breeder A rock and roll mom who’s an advocate of midwifery, breastfeeding, and other good stuff.

On Birth and Life in India
 A doula and an aspiring midwife who recently completed a midwifery internship in India. She also blogs about reproductive health issues.

At Your Cervix An RN who is attending Frontier Nursing University with the goal of becoming a CNM.

The Sensible Midwife A CNM at Carrboro Midwifery in North Carolina.

Nursing License Map A resource for those who are interested in pursuing a career in midwifery or other advanced practice nursing fields.

Navelgazing Midwife A doula, monitrice, and CPM who takes on controversial issues and writes openly about her own life experiences, both professional and personal. She also often posts feedback on discussions she’s initiated on Facebook.

BIRTHnerd A student midwife at Philadelphia University who advocates for empowering women by educating them about their full range of birth options.

Midwife Thinking An Australian midwife who has recently written about home birth, birth trauma, VBAC, and cord blood collection.

Note: The opinions represented on these individual blogs are those of the blog author and do not necessarily represent the views of ACNM. 
Posted 9/1/2011 11:31:56 AM



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