Black midwives, for centuries, have played a critical role in improving the care and outcomes for Black families. At the same time, Black midwives have also faced extra, unnecessary, and often extreme and insurmountable challenges to practicing and serving the families in need.
Exploring the infamous history surrounding the "Father of Modern Gynecology", Dr. J. Marion Sims during Black History Month.
The SOGC opinion on and corresponding statement on home birth is a refreshing respectful and collaborative approach to the choices of birth location facing birthing families today.
Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That means approximately 120,000 babies are affected by birth defects each year. Childbirth educators can help families prevent and deal with detected birth defects.
Research showed that people birthing in facilities with both midwives and doctors on staff were less likely to be induced, less likely to have their labor augmented with pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, and more likely to have a successful vaginal birth after cesarean.