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Tea for Two?

By Kimla McDonald, CNM, Guest Blogger A recent news story and a phone call from a pregnant client made me think about how midwives approach the appropriate use and safety of herbs and herbal products during pregnancy. It seems that Mel Brown, (the former “scary” one of the Spice Girls) enjoys a cup of herbal tea now that she is pregnant for the third time. According to Mel B’s “what I ate yesterday” story, she likes herbal tea before bed. A quick Google search for “herbal tea-pregnancy” result...

Posted 5/25/2011 2:53:02 PM

The Wellness Exam vs. Well-woman Services under Medicare: Get the Facts

by Heather Cates, ACNM Government Affairs Committee/Midwives-PAC Student Representative As a student, I spent hours becoming proficient at the art of a thorough, efficient, compassionate well-woman exam. My clinical well-woman site offered me the opportunity to see Medicare patients, and I routinely sat with them and talked about their concerns and performed well-woman screening services when clinically indicated. So, when I heard that CNMs are not reimbursed for wellness exams, I was seri...

Posted 5/2/2011 2:05:22 PM



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