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“Add Another Scar to My Soul": Effects of Traumatic Birth on Care Providers

by: Walker Karraa, MFA, MA In reading Cheryl Tatano Beck’s, CNM, DNSc, latest study, "A Mixed Methods Study of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Labor and Delivery Nurses"(Beck & Gable, 2012) the words of a labor and delivery nurse shook me to the core: Each traumatic birth adds another scar to my soul. Sometimes I tell my husband that I feel like the picture of Dorian Gray. Somewhere my real face is in a closet and it reveals the awful things I’ve seen during my labor and delivery career. The fa...

Posted 8/21/2012 11:43:13 AM

Free Breastfeeding Guide for Midwives and Clients

Did you know that babies who are breastfed during the first year of life save their families $1500 in formula costs? These babies also have lower overall health care costs, since they are less likely to get infections and illnesses. Breastfeeding can help protect against ear infections, stomach viruses, obesity, asthma, diabetes and several other health problems. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans will now provide women with access to breastfeeding support, supplies and...

Posted 8/2/2012 2:52:22 PM



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