Nobody Told Me About That

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November 30, 2018

  Did you, a friend or family member experience a fully supported, well informed, calm postpartum experience? Isn’t that what most new parent’s hope for and expect? An easy transition most health care providers must believe, as families are sent home 48 hours after an uncomplicated birth without any professional contact in the first three weeks? Whether the birth and

Webinar Follow-Up: What has the Pinard Taught Us?

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July 11, 2018

  On June 21, 2018, Ginger and Lesley from the Grow Midwives team hosted an intimate webinar exploring the lessons the wonderful tool known as the Pinard has taught the midwifery community.   If you would like to follow along with the presentation, Ginger’s Prezi can be found here.

What is a Pinard? – The World’s Oldest Tool For Hearing Fetal Heartbeats

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June 15, 2018

  In 1895, Adolphe Pinard (1844–1934) a French obstetrician, designed an elegant, trumpet-shaped instrument for listening to babies in utero. This trumpet was made of wood and featured a single diameter opening drilled through the center. Using this simple tool, sound made by the fetal heart was efficiently transmitted to the listener’s ear. Aptly named after its creator, the Pinard

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A 360° Look at Integrating Midwifery-Led Care Into Team-Based Practice Models

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April 10, 2018

  There are numerous resources for learning how to create a distinct, high functioning, and integrated midwifery practice. By being aware of every resource currently available, and matching opportunitIes with your professional goals, you can execute the right strategy to get started. Best business practices do not need to be re-invented, but founded on the experience of others. This experience

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Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-up: Transitioning From Hospital Midwife to Birth Center Midwife

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March 20, 2018

  Join Lesley Rathbun and Ginger Breedlove for a thorough discussion on the difficulties, benefits, and drawbacks of transitioning from being a Hospital Midwife to a Birth Center Midwife. Lesley and Ginger have been involved with many midwives before, during and after their move to a birth center – including their own. Making such an important career choice is daunting

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Grow Midwives Webinar Follow-Up: Creating Your Dream Job as a Midwife

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February 14, 2018

  Join Ginger Breedlove and Lesley Rathbun for an in-depth look at the business side of midwifery. Together, they share experiences collected first hand during 70+ combined years operating successful midwifery businesses. From starting an independent freestanding birth center, to working in partnership with large hospital organizations, Ginger and Lesley have navigated business relationships in a wide variety of practice

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The Midwife’s Guide to Creating Your Dream Job

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February 7, 2018

  By Ginger Breedlove Ginger Breedlove and Lesley Rathbun held a webinar on Thursday 2/8/2018 at 6 p.m. cst. They discussed how midwives can become concept creators and leaders in various practices, as well as provided examples from their combined 70+ years of midwifery experience. There is a link to the webinar at the bottom of this article.    Finding

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What is a Midwife Worth Follow-Up: Webinar on Salary and Contract Negotiation

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January 23, 2018

  Ginger Breedlove is a Midwife with nearly 40 years of experience caring for mothers and children. She has worked in just about every type of Midwife practice possible, even starting a hospital-based midwifery service in Kansas City, Missouri. During her career, Ginger has interviewed and hired for many different Midwife positions. The following discussion focuses on the current state