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Season’s Greetings: A Call To Mentor Future Midwives


December 21, 2017

  By Ginger Breedlove As we move through the December holidays and into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone in the Grow Midwives community to reflect on how they can give back. Even during this time of great political partisanship, we can all embrace the title of Former President Bill Clinton’s amazing 2007 book,

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Barriers and Recommendations for Midwives in Independent Practice


December 7, 2017

  In case you missed it, here is the video and transcription of the Webinar “Barriers and Recommendations for Independent Practice” with Ginger Breedlove from Grow Midwives on Thursday, November 30, 2018. Below the video and at the bottom of the page, you can find a button to download the CHECKLIST TO REDUCE MIDWIFERY PRACTICE BARRIERS. If you haven’t signed up already,

Grow Midwives Response to Freakonomics

Grow Midwives Response to Freakonomics Radio Podcast Titled “Nurses to the Rescue” (11/15/17)


November 22, 2017

  By Ginger Breedlove After finishing the most recent Freakonomics podcast on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) filling the workforce shortage in primary health care, I was disheartened by the negative sentiment prevalent in the comments. If you haven’t heard the episode yet, you can listen to it here. As a nurse and Midwife with nearly 40 years of experience, I have worked

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Maternal Mortality in the United States is Worse Than Every Other Developed Country in the World and Midwives can Save Lives


November 9, 2017

  By Ginger Breedlove Is the maternal mortality rate in the United States really higher than every other developed country in the world? Yes, and it’s getting worse. Considering the magnitude of this public health crisis, it’s astounding how few seem to be aware that thousands of mothers are dying every year for reasons that are largely avoidable. Due to this