This turning point in history has given us the ability to develop a career that will have lifelong benefits into retirement. Midwifes may now be employed by large healthcare systems that offer many financial benefits unobtainable from a private in the home birthing practice. Hospital employment allows midwives to be a valuable membe... ... middle of paper ... ...d nurses help make the nursing profession strong and progressive which is important over time for sustainment. Overall, turning points in history will continue to shape how nurse midwifery is delivered to women. We as providers need to strive to empower women to take control of their experiences while providing them a safe and successful child birthing experience that decreases the maternal and infant mortality rate.
A remarkable woman named Margaret Sanger is the individual who incredibly contributed to the feministic revolution that took place in the 1920’s. Her legacy of making the right to use birth control legal for woman is a precedent in history for the foundation of the equal rights battle that is still being fought today. By giving control back to the women in their sexuality, Margaret Sanger also restored confidence in those women who felt that their lives revolved around pregnancy. She has become an influential icon to women all around the world who enjoy the security of birth control that gives them the freedom in their sexuality on a daily bases. Margaret Sanger, a feminist and birth control pioneer, was born in Corning New York, the sixth of eleven children and the third of four daughters of Anne Higgins and Michael Higgins, both of Irish descent.
Since we had patterned and focused much of our life... ... middle of paper ... ...uld now happily chose to enter into at her discretion. With education about about birth control, women began to experience a completely new level of control in their lives. With this control, women found themselves being better mothers, happier lovers, and better people overall. Our Bodies, Ourselves showed women that having control over their bodies and sexuality was central in achieving social equality. The book mobilized women in a big way with calls to rediscover themselves and support one another through education.
Breastfeeding for Diabetic Women Breastfeeding has been associated with many health benefits for children. Mothers are recommended to breastfeed immediately after delivery, in the delivery room. The first milk is very important to the future health of the baby and many research activities conducted over the years, have confirmed this. This paper shall discuss a research carried out by Chertok, Raz, Shoham, Haddad and wiznitzer (2009) to show the importance of breastfeeding by diabetic mothers. This paper seeks to show that indeed, breastfeeding is crucial to the health of a baby despite the diabetic status of the mother.
My research indicates that this is not the case; in fact, by all accounts Margaret Sanger was a brave crusader who recognized freedom and choice in a woman's reproductive life as vital to the issue of the liberation of women as a gender. Moreover, after years of being blocked by opposition, Sanger also recognized the need to shift political strategies in order to keep the movement alive. Unfortunately, misjudgments made by her in this area have left Margaret Sanger's legacy open to criticism. In this paper, I would like to explore Margaret Sanger's life and career as well as become aware of some of the missteps that she made and how they reflect on both. Margaret Sanger was not born a crusader, she became one.
While working as a nurse Sanger came across a woman by the name of Sadie Sachs (likely a compilation of many women) who became very ill after giving herself an abortion. Sachs begged the doctor for advice on pregnancy preven... ... middle of paper ... ...e. The arguments of this novel were convincing for me. I do think that eugenics was the talk of the time and many people were on board with the talk of eugenics, unlike today. Baker states that Sanger only associated herself with this movement because she wanted to be recognized by as many people as possible. I also think the author made a convincing argument that this woman does deserve our respect as a society because she did make the impossible, possible and lived to see it.
Women, children, and families have better lives because of the work of certified nurse-midwives. I have always wanted to make a difference-and have a positive influence on health care, which has lead me to my interest of the midwifery profession. To learn more about midwifery I chose to interview Kathleen London-Lopes. Mrs. Lopes is a board certified nurse midwife at Highland Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Fallriver Massachusetts. Along with the information she gave me about being a midwife I also researched information on onetonline.org.
This use of bonding, pathos and inductive reasoning to encourage the audience to support birth control was very powerful. In the end, Margaret Sanger’s speech on november 18, 1921 encouraged a movement. She was able to touch the lives of women who believed they should have the right to manage their own bodies. And in the same fowl swoop she denoted the stance of religion to be over bearing, encouraging ignorance and fear in women. Margaret continued on in her life to create an organization that still runs to this day.
Both were active in the fight for many social and medical reforms for women: the vote, prostitution, white slavery, teen-age pregnancy, venereal disease, domestic hygiene, birth control; topics that were not discussed in polite private conversation, much less publicly. Although opposed by conservative neighbors, the Hepburns were eventually praised for their forward thinking (Anderson, 93). Their lesson to their daughter, Katharine, was clear: do what you know is right, even if you are out of step with the popular morals of the time. If you are right, the times will catch up with you. This attitude was instilled in her from birth and is evident in her "do what is right for you" personality.
Keller overcame every obstacle in her path, no matter how difficult that proved to be. Despite the fact that she could not speak effectively, she continued to travel all over the country (and eventually the world) to hold seminars and speeches for women and people struggling in similar ways to her. I am amazed that Keller was able to leave such a strong footprint for women of the modern age to follow, and I believe that her opinions should still be followed today. Her beliefs of peace and equality are incredibly relevant to what America is facing today, and citizens of the United States should look to Keller to guide their own perspective.