After working at the same place for a long time, adjusting to a new job can be difficult.
When forced to re-evaluate your career, forewarned is forearmed.
Patients who have birth plans should be prepared to make concessions to ensure the safety of their newborn.
Obstetric emergency drills are essential practice and preparation for every labor and delivery unit.
Here is a list of the top ten things that I'd love my patients to know as their midwife.
Provider time is more effectively spent seeing patients for visits in the office, rather than implementing management plans and treatment over the phone.
Suspected macrosomia is not generally enough of reason to induce labor or schedule a cesarean prior to 39 weeks.
Once women start messing with the balance that keeps the vagina happy, they risk infection and irritation.
It is irresponsible and unprofessional to assume that once a patient is pregnant, her pain management is the responsibility of the obstetric team.
In order to stay motivated and avoid burnout, some clinicians find inspiration in their patients.
New FDA labeling system makes it easier to answer, "Is this safe to take while I'm pregnant?"
Despite the myths surrounding residency, many physicians-in-training are helpful and willing to learn new techniques.
Female patients that are concerned about decreased sexual desire should know that they are not alone.
Men have a more difficult road to pave when it comes to choosing the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
For health-care providers, there are many positive aspects to caring for a friend, particularly during pregnancy.
Transitioning from a labor and delivery nurse to a midwife comes with many new responsibilities, including working with other providers who may question clinical decisions.
Do changing recommendations for pap smears and pelvic exams send the wrong message to patients about routine care?
Skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth makes an easier transition from fetal to newborn life.
Offer sexually transmitted infection testing regardless of age, sexual orientation, relationship status, and number of partners.
Health-care changes, diversity and career burnout were among topics discussed at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Many in the medical profession say that it isn't professional to become attached to patients. I disagree.
A routine annual exam takes an unexpected turn when a patient discloses the recent unexpected death of a parent.
Clinicians are entitled to their own beliefs, but should we be imposing our values on patients?
Although there have been advances in the care of pregnant women, birth should still be viewed as a natural event, not a medical event.
A Certified Nurse Midwife recounts how skills learned while working as a clinical nurse serve as the foundation for a successful advanced-practice career.
A midwife discovers her personal philosophy while waiting on laboring moms.
Parnters, friends and family often have no idea what to do in the support role when a pregnant woman is in labor. Here's what you should tell them.
When you choose midwifery as a career, you are choosing a life "with women."
Despite the efficiency midwives enable in health-care settings, we often have to explain our training and qualifications to new patients and our colleagues.
There are times that a medical intervention is without a doubt the safest and wisest plan of action for pregnant women at risk for complications.