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Women's Battles in "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman"

- In the poem titled "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman she must have while giving birth to a child. The author mentions how the courageous and brave woman went through hard exhausting physical labor. The poem informs the mother that possible unpleasant situations may still occur. The new mother is aware and understanding that she has successfully won mastery. Also it is pointed out when women were giving birth it was like a battle, just as painful as the ones men fought in wars....   [tags: Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman, femin]

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Laurel Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale

- Laurel Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale      Before I watched 'A Midwife's Tale', a movie created from the diary found by Laurel Ulrich chronicling the life of a woman named Martha Ballard, I thought the women in these times were just housewives and nothing else. I pictured them doing the cleaning and the cooking for their husbands and not being very smart because of the lack of education or them being unable to work. My view on the subject changed however when I watched this specific woman's life and her work....   [tags: Laurel Ulrich Midwife Tale Essays]

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Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: How I Decided to Become a Student Midwife

- In this reflective account I will reflective upon an incident that occurred while on practice placement. I will identify how I recognised the limitations of my knowledge and skill as a student midwife and made the transition from a registered nurse to that of a student midwife. I will employ Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, as it comprises six stages that will enable me to holistically reflect upon the incident. The name of the woman has been changed to Jane; with my mentor’s name has been changed to Lucy due to the Nursing and midwifery council (2008) code of professional conduct clause 5.1 which maintains treat patient’s information as confidential and use it only for the purpose for which i...   [tags: Gibbs' Reflective Cycle, Student Midwife, nursing,]

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The Birth Of A Midwife

- When living in rural New Brunswick during 1950, there are two options when you are pregnant. You can either go to the hospital, which is quite a distance away but still possible to get to, or you can hire a midwife to take care of you before and during your delivery. I would choose having a midwife in the 1950s to help me with my delivery over going to the hospital and having a doctor take care of me. This paper will go through why having a midwife in 1950 would be a better form of delivery instead of taking the long road to the hospital and having a doctor deliver your baby....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Mortality rate]

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The Role Of A Midwife

- I have always enjoyed working with different people, as a result of this, when I looked into midwifery and discovered that it would give me the opportunity to demonstrate this, it appealed to me enormously. I became fascinated with all aspects of pregnancy at the age of 7 when my mother became pregnant with my brother. I helped my mother all through her pregnancy until minutes before she gave birth. I am extremely drawn to the fact that the role of a midwife is not only to provide care for a woman throughout their pre-natal period, labour and the post-natal period but a midwife also builds a relationship with the woman and their family by becoming the first point of contact for them....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Learning, Midwifery]

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The Birth Of A Midwife

- The term midwives has been around for over 200 years. The first midwife came about in the early sixteen hundreds. In the 1600’s midwife’s did not have to be licensed it was just women helping women got through the labor process. Men were not allowed in the birthing room which was usually their own bedroom because it was considered indecent. It wasn’t until 1716 that New York City required licensing for practicing midwives. This license would place the midwife into the role of a servant of the state or keeper of social and civil ordered....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery]

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Interview with a Midwife

- “All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to give care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly motivated people is regrettable and a sin against the principle of subsidiarity.” Dr. Kloosterman, OB/GYN from Holland Chances are that terms such as “midwife” and “home birth” conjure up for you old-fashioned images of childbirth. These words may bring to mind scenes from old movies, but you’re not likely to associate them with the modern image of childbirth....   [tags: Interview Essays]

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The Midwife

- The Midwife’s Apprentice is written by Karen Cushman. The setting takes place in the past nearly five hundred years ago from now. It is also a fiction book Alyce formerly known as Beetle or Dung Beetle has found a home in a village with a Midwife who feeds her only morsels of what hard work she does. But before that the tale of how she was found must be told. Beetle found herself snug as a bug in a dung heap. She slept for warmth, completely dismissing the horrid smell of it. Then a sharp question asked “You girl....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not All Women Should Not Be A Midwife

- Not all women are cut out to be a midwife. However, those who became midwives were often led to their path either answering a "call ", followed a family tradition or took up an interest in serving women during pregnancy and childbirth. For some people being called to midwifery came in a dream, others a vision and for some through prayer. For these women, it is a common belief that they were chosen by God to do this work, therefore it means something not only special but spiritual as well. Other midwives followed the tradition in there family, especially in cultures where midwifery and birthing at home was (and still is) the norm....   [tags: Childbirth, Midwifery, United States, Obstetrics]

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Statement of Purpose to Become a Midwife

- Nursing is a highly reputable profession “that focuses on the care of individuals, families and communities for them to maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life” (Nursepractitioners.org.au, 2014, n.p). Within the nursing profession there are various specialties. The specialty that I would like to pursue a career in is Midwifery. “ A midwife is a health professional who works with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy and the postpartum period” (Nursing.health.wa.gov.au, 2014, n.p)....   [tags: pregnancy, nursing, graduate]

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Benefits Of Being A Midwife

- Having being in and out of hospital for a part of my teenage life I have been deeply inspired and touched by the multi professional team that cared for me during those years and I feel this experience has taught me to appreciate how much effort goes into a job with the NHS. Their inspiration, alongside my fascination with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, developed into a goal of improving my health and returning to education in order to study to become a midwife. Midwifery offers individual care for pregnant women that differs from medical care, as the term midwife means ‘with woman’ I believe that as a midwife you can have a resounding impact on a woman’s’ life in aiding her through thi...   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Health care, Midwifery]

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The As A Teacher And The Midwife Of Ideas

- Socrates, a famous philosopher, once said, “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.” This quote is interesting in the fact that in modern times it is mandatory to go to school for a certain length of time to be taught in order to learn. We have teachers that share their knowledge with their students so that the generations to come can continue to grow and develop. When a student is asked what their teachers do at school they will most likely respond with something along the lines of, “they teach.” This response is both true and false to an extent....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Socratic method, Question]

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Midwife

- Hearing the word midwife leaves many people thinking of unprofessional, inexperienced women who help deliver babies naturally, without the help of medication. In truth, nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have attended additional schooling for women’s health and are taught to make women feel as comfortable as possible. In the beginning, remedies were the females’ legacies, their “birthright”; these females were known as “wise-women by the people, witches of charlatans by authorities”. (Ehrenreich, 1973)....   [tags: Health Care, Nurse-Midwives]

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Certified Nurse Midwife

- Certified Nurse-Midwife Throughout history mankind has come up with some wonderful inventions and innovations, but out of all the creations by far the most beautiful and precious is human birth. I first developed an interest in nursing and in particular midwifery years ago. I believe it is a great service within the health profession because of the privileged position to assist in human childbirth. The word midwife means with woman. Centuries before obstetricians delivered babies, midwifes assisted women in having at home births....   [tags: Nursing ]

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The Midwife Will Analyse The Women 's Health

- Throughout pregnancy, women predominately receive their health care through the medium of a midwife (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, 2008) whose role it is to provide support and health education (Nursing & Midwifery Council, NMC, 2015; World Health Organisation, WHO, n.d.). The midwife will analyse the women’s health and lifestyle to ensure appropriate care and services are made available to them, whilst taking into account any cultural and diversity barriers (NMC, 2015)....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Obstetrics, Health]

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An Aspiring Midwife's View on Hospital Births

- The last four years, my growing interests and experiences in nursing lead me to endeavor becoming a midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner. My past volunteer work in Doula services, has given me an inside view to many different birthing techniques and styles. In addition, to my work experiences in a home care setting, that has shown me a more personal side to healthcare. This is why; I believe many hospital births limit the control women have with decisions, such as, birthing positions, delivery time requirements, recovery times and artificial inductions....   [tags: nurse, birth, caesarian ]

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The Importance Of A Registered Nurse Or Midwife Fail

- values for instance, nurses have to practise autonomously and responsibly also accountable for safe, compassionate, person centred, evidence based nursing that respects and maintains dignity and human rights (NMC 2014) communication and interpersonal skills, practice and decision making, leadership, management and team working. All nurses are personally accountable for their own practice for instance, work within their own limitations, decisions and actions, nurses must maintain professional knowledge and competences as well as continuing professional development....   [tags: Nursing, Healthcare occupations, Nurse]

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A Midwife’s Tale by Martha Ballard

- When Thomas Jefferson wrote the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, it became one of his greatest legacies. In the first line he wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" (U.S. Constitution, paragraph 2). Jefferson wrote these words to give inspiration to future generations in the hopes that they would be able to change what he either would or could not. The word “men” in the Declaration in the early 1700 and 1800’s meant exactly that, but even then it only was true for some men, not all....   [tags: thomas jefferson, equality]

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Alyce in Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice

- Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice is about a young homeless girl who doesn’t know anything about herself. This girl is found sleeping in a dung heap by a village and the village’s Midwife decides she’ll give her shelter if she’ll work as her apprentice. From that moment, her new life starts and she finds an identity that fits her and a new name, occupation and a place she belongs to. Alyce’s smartness, empathy and curiousness are a great combination that leads her to become a midwife’s apprentice, and as she works she starts to learn how the world works....   [tags: Orphan, Empathy]

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What Makes A Good Midwife? An Integrative Review

- Nicholls, L., & Webb, C. (2006). What makes a good midwife. An integrative review of methodologically-diverse research. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 56(4), 414-429. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.04026.x The article “What makes a good midwife. An integrative review of methodologically-diverse research” went over various pieces of evidence that determines what makes a good midwife. I found this article hard to follow, the information was confusing and seemed to be all over the place. The authors Nicholls, Lynn and Webb, Christine did not do a good job at entertaining the reader and did not focus on delivering the main idea the the article in a clear picture....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Home birth]

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Education Required For Midwifery : A Midwife 's Story

- capable of taking on the education required for midwifery. My boyfriend and I attended the “So You Want To Be a Midwife” day. Over the last year I have read Penny Simkins, “The Birth Partner”, “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth”, Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman’s “A Midwife’s Story”, Davis’s “Heart and Hands” All while attending my last few terms of college, I also trained in March of 2015 with Debra Catlin to become a DONA labor doula, and have watched Allison Kuznia’s “Midwife” (2014), Abby Epstein’s “The Business of Being Born”,” More Business of Being Born”, and Philippa Lowthorpe’s “Call the midwife” 9. The process of becoming a midwife is often intellectually, emotionally, and ph...   [tags: Childbirth, Midwifery, Study skills, Homework]

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Finding the Truth in Gretchen Moran Laskas’s The Midwife’s Tale

- Finding the Truth in Gretchen Moran Laskas’s The Midwife’s Tale The prologue to Gretchen Moran Laskas’s novel, The Midwife’s Tale, begins with her narrator protagonist, Elizabeth, telling readers, “Mama always said that most of being a good midwife was in knowing the family history. Not just the birthing story of any given woman--although that was a good thing to keep in mind--but the whole history.” Assuming the “whole history” is a thing possible to know in the first place, a dubious aim in itself, Moran Laskas’s novel ends up reading as a sort of family history: at times exultant, heartbreaking, occasionally comic, and more than once bone-chillingly grim....   [tags: Midwifes Tale]

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Analysis of "The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman"

- In the poem titled " The Midwife Addresses the Newly Delivered Woman" the author portrays the strengths and fortune of an Aztec woman after she has successfully given birth to a child. The author mentions how courageous and brave the woman was while she went through the hard exhausting physical labor. This poem also remarks on the roles of women living in Aztec culture. Also the poem compares the difficulties women faced when giving birth to the hazards men were subject to in the art of warfare....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Benefits of Using Upright Birthing Positions

- ... Furthermore, sitting positions, such as on a birthing stool, during labor, assist the natural force of gravity to encourage fetal descent through the birth canal and improve the quality and effectiveness of labor contractions (Adams & Bianchi, 2008). Supine positions, such as the lithotomy position where the woman is lying on her back with her legs up on stirrups, as compared to upright positions, causes lower blood pressure for the patient and reduced blood flow to the baby due to the weight of the uterus on the major blood vessels....   [tags: nurse midwife procedures]

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The Birth Of A Slave Midwife From Kentucky, Easter Sudie Campbell

- Slave-midwives avoided methods and drugs that were common for the male physicians during this time. While doctors were using cupping, leeching, urination and even vomiting to assist in childbirth, midwives used more traditional methods to maintain control during the birthing process. Doctors also relied on episiotomies to assist in childbirth, but since these often resulted in infection and sometimes even death, midwives avoided resorting to this procedure. They instead would apply oil to the vulva, strengthening the muscles for the delivery process....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Midwifery]

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The Midwife’s Role in Informing Pregnant Women of the Importance of Folic Acid

- How the provision of information in the antenatal period can positively affect health and life style choices in the pregnant woman and her family. It is a recognised certainty that nutrition is a fundamental requirement to sustain a healthy lifestyle and is also extremely valuable when recovering from an illness or an injury. Nutrients are absorbed in the body and this physiological process is essential for homeostasis and ensuring equilibrium is sustained within the body as without enough food and drink the body will not function correctly (Edwards & Thomas, 2009)....   [tags: Importance of Folic Acid]

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Safety of Homebirth

- Is homebirth safe for low risk mothers and babies. This question has been the focus of numerous studies since the late 1960’s when the majority of women began birthing in hospitals. Prior to middle of the 20th century most women gave birth at home under the care of a midwife. As the specialty of obstetrics grew the number of women choosing to give birth in the hospital increased. In 1940 56% of births happened in the hospital, by 1969 that percentage jumped to 99% where it remains today (Boucher, Bennett, McFarlin, & Freeze, 2009)....   [tags: Midwife, Childbirth, Pregnancy]

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Martha Ballard 's The Diary That Inspired A Midwife 's Tale By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

- Martha Ballard was a midwife in Hallowell, Maine in the early eighteenth century. She is the author of the diary that inspired A Midwife’s Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Martha Ballard was an extremely busy woman with her medical duties and was very serious about being a midwife. Nothing was trivial to Martha she was serious about her work and community. She was an independent woman of her time and valued her autonomy. Her job highlighted how compassionate and caring she was towards her community....   [tags: Sociology, Medicine, Obstetrics, Marriage]

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Personal Birth Plan

- A birth plan is meant to help the parents for the physical and emotional idea of the birth process. The expectant parents who have a birth plan are better prepared for what is to come when the labor process begins. A birth plan requires evolution throughout the pregnancy because plans and ideas can change at any time (Kaufman, 2007). This personal birth plan is going to explore the idea of a natural home delivery with a midwife present. I personally feel that for my birth experience I would like my baby to be untouched by labor drugs and to ease into the world....   [tags: parents, pregnancy, natural, labor, midwife]

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Why I Am A Certified Nurse Midwife ( Cnm ) After Working With Five Of The Most Amazing Cnms

- Why Midwifery. I choose to be a certified nurse midwife (CNM) after working with five of the most amazing CNMs. Seeing how great their contribution is to our future generations, made it easy to decide what I wanted to do with my future. I worked for five years as a medical assistant(MA) at the Henry ford health system in the OBGYN department. Most of our patients did not speak English and required translation. Although Henry ford health system has a translation line, our patients had special treatment and translation was provided by the MA....   [tags: Health care, Childbirth, Pregnancy, Medicine]

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Becoming a Nurse or Midwife

- ... However, these attributes help nurses to act in appropriate way, safeguard the client, and provision of better quality care every time. Question # 2 What are critical thinking and reflection and why are they important for nursing and midwifery practice. Critical thinking is an integration of knowledge and skills and is essential for registered nurse to become competent and autonomy in nursing practice. It is a cognitive process which includes analysis, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making (Parker 2009)....   [tags: healthcare professionals]

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Midwifes and New Trends in Child Deliveries

- One hundred years ago, it was common for all children to be born at home. In fact, 19 out of 20 of all children born in 1900 in the United States were not born in a hospital and instead were born at home (Holden). Today, less than one percent of all children in America are born outside of a hospital. However a growing movement is reversing that trend, and more women are opting to have children at home. One of the keys to a successful home birth experience is the hiring of a midwife. A midwife is a trained medical professional with expertise in supporting women during their pregnancies....   [tags: Parenting]

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Evidence Based C are for Breastfeeding Mothers by Maria Pollard

- Evidence based care for breastfeeding mothers written by Maria Pollard aims to assist and educate midwives to meet the challenges of providing care to breastfeeding mothers based on evaluated scientific research and knowledge. This book is primarily designed as the title suggests as a resource for midwives and allied health professionals. It acknowledges the philosophy of a multi-disciplinary approach. Maria Pollards background in the development and teaching of midwifery education programmes makes this a valuable resource primarily targeting midwives at all stages of their careers....   [tags: midwifes, best practices, challenges]

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Causes And Consequences Of A Midlife Crisis

- While reading “The Kugelmass Episode,” I realized the emotional distress that someone can be put through after being a part of an affair. I also came to the realization Sidney’s affair might have been caused by a midlife crisis. A midlife crisis can cause several different changes in people’s normal life style, an affair being one of them. An affair is a relationship between two people without the other spouse knowing. Usually complications with the marriage will be the first thing considered when an affair is occurring....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Adultery, Wife]

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The Journey of a Couple in Midlife

- Midlife can be one of the most stress-filled phases in this journey called life. It is a time of re-evaluation that leads us to deal with the most complex of life’s issues and pushes us to question long‐held beliefs and values and look at who we are and who we want to become. During middle adulthood, people tend to establish careers, settle down within a relationship, begin families and develop a sense of being a part of the bigger picture (Cooke & Rousseau, 1984). The object during this time is to give back to society through raising children, being productive at work, and becoming involved in community activities and organizations (Wang, 2006)....   [tags: career, relationship, family]

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Midlife Behavior

- From the life course perspective, midlife behavior has both antecedents and consequences. Earlier life experiences can serve either as risk factors or as protective factors for the health and well-being during this stage of development. According to the study Journey from Childhood to Midlife completed by Werner and Ruth Smith in 2001, by middle adulthood, most people have noted a balancing in their lives and improvement in overall quality of their lives. The period of early adulthood had provided positive turning points such as community college, marriage to a stable partner or military service....   [tags: Psychology]

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Walmart's Midlife Crisis

- One of the many challenges that marketing managers can face is a form of a company mid-life crisis. Just as people do companies may find that after a certain amount of time, success and growth that they need to reevaluation their priorities and goals. Wal-Mart provides an example of a company mid-life crisis, as its growth after 2005 dropped to 2% and faced a growing set of major competitors. Just a people can turn a mid-life crisis into a positive midlife transition, Wal-Mart can potentially use holistic marketing to successfully adapt to a competitive and dynamic economic environment....   [tags: business, marketing management]

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Midlife Crisis in the Article, Middle Adulthood Developmental Psychology

- ... On the first day of his hospital stay as inpatient status, he was evaluated by a medical doctor and a psychiatrist. Although the patient denies having any medical problems, the medical doctor diagnosed him with obesity, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The medical doctor placed this patient on cardiac medication, cholesterol medication, a hormone replacement therapy, and vitamin b-twelve injections. Some individuals within the midlife age are faced with the complications secondary to the declination of organs....   [tags: aging, health, patient]

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Questions On The 's Position That The Midlife Crisis Is Not A Common Experience

- Discussion 2 of 2 Before responding to this question, please read Development in mid-life from Annual Review of Psychology. 1. Our Reading refers to midlife crisis as a myth rather than a standard for adults in their middle adult years. Evaluate the reasons for the author’s position that the midlife crisis is not a common experience. In the article Lachman (2004), espouses the different traditional stories that involves the midlife crisis. The first side of the story is that adults experiencing the midlife crisis suffer from a variety of physical changes that affects their stability....   [tags: Middle age, Old age, Middle Ages]

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Midlife Crisis: Myth?

- Midlife Crisis: Myth. Imagine being forty or fifty and asking yourself questions like: What have I done all of my life. Why am I sitting behind a desk. And what am I doing driving a 1994 Grand Am, when I could be driving a BMW z3. Then you come home and your partner says, "Honey, I set up and appointment for you to see Dr. Sherwood." and you reply "What for?" Going through some a midlife transaction is common in men. From having symptoms, then coping with it, and getting professional help....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Response to Laura Munson's Article on Marriage, “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear”

- “I don’t love you anymore, and I’m not sure if I ever did.” (Munson, 2009) What would your reaction be if your husband or significant other said this to you. How would those words make you feel. Would you be able to set aside your own feelings to see the bigger issue. Could you understand, be secure in yourself, and in the relationship you have had. It would take an extremely strong person to be able to set aside their feelings of anger and hurt, in order to see that there was a struggle deeper, than he was displaying....   [tags: Midlife Crisis]

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Critical Reasoning Paper On The Mind Of Midlife By Melissa Lee Phillips

- Critical Reasoning Paper 2 In the article “The Mind of Midlife “ by Melissa Lee Phillips presents the argument that although older people work slower and are forgetful they still have the capability to obtain new knowledge. Throughout the passage she acknowledges the fact that people who are in their Middle Ages brains actually has the ability to maintain its youth but can also rewire itself incorporating decades of experiences and behaviors. She also implies that the middle aged mind is calmer, less neurotic and is better at sorting through social situations; to support her thought she takes on information by other researchers....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Young adult, Psychology]

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Maternal-Child Data for Hardin County, Kentucky and the U.S.

- In 2012, there were a total of 3,952,841 births in the United States and of these, 55,758 were born in the state of Kentucky (Martin et al., 2013). Hardin County, Kentucky is the home of about 107,025 people (Kentucky Health Facts, 2008). The main cities that make up Hardin County include Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Fort Knox. Hardin County is considered a rural community. The majority of all births in Hardin County occur in a hospital or at home. The community of Hardin County Kentucky extends residents the choice of a hospital delivery or a home delivery....   [tags: certified midwifes, births]

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Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

- Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 138” presents an aging man’s rationalization for deceit in an affair with a younger woman. The speaker of the sonnet realizes his mistress lies to him about being faithful. He in turn, portrays himself as younger than he actually is: “When my love swears that she is made of truth / I do believe her though I know she lies, / That she might think me some untutored youth…” (1-3). “Sonnet 138” allows the reader a glimpse into the speaker’s mind, and what one finds is a man suffering from what is commonly known as a midlife crisis....   [tags: William shakespeare Sonnet 138 Essays]

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John Cheever's The Swimmer

- The setting of “The Swimmer” is in the suburbs, describing the aquatic adventure of Neddy, an energetic and cheerful father and husband. After attending a cocktail party, he decided that he would swim his entire way home through various swimming pools. Through his adventures, the protagonist makes a great discovery that his marriage life is a great lie. The journey from the cocktail party to his home converts him from a vibrant man to an old impoverished man whose life is in a major crisis. As he arrives at his house, he finds his children and wife have abandoned him....   [tags: Midlife Crisis, The Swimmer Essays]

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The Midlife Crises in Death of a Salesman, Alfred J. Prufrock, and American Beauty

- The Midlife Crises in Death of a Salesman, Alfred J. Prufrock, and American Beauty       Disillusioned and disenchanted, both Arthur Miller's Willy Loman and American Beauty's Lester Burnham share sexual frustrations and a dissatisfied longing for their respective pasts, but Willy, like T.S. Eliot's equivocating Prufrock, is unable to move beyond the failures inherent in his mediocrity and instead retreats into his delusions.   On the surface, Willy and Lester have all the elements of settled, prosaic lives shaped from the pattern of the "American Dream": large homes in middle- or upper-class neighborhoods, successful children, loving wives....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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A Middle Age Adult And Learn About Their Lives

- In Life-Span Development class we were each assigned to interview a second adult and learn about their lives. This time I choose a middle-age adult in order to compare the results to the statistics and theories taught in class. I had several candidates for this interview, but I ended up interviewing my thirty-five year old cousin, Freddy Morales. Just like my last interview, I had to conduct this interview over the phone since he lives in Dallas. During the Interview, I was able to compare and contrast his life with the standard life of a middle-aged male according to Santrock....   [tags: Middle age, Old age, Midlife crisis, Goal]

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Exploring the Midlife Crisis of Upper-Class Americans in The Swimmer, by John Cheever

- The promise of American freedom is stirring up the imaginations of people all over the world. Freedom is the idea of the American equalities and a mechanism of success to every individual’s skill and abilities. Freedom becomes a tool of economic prosperity of the American industry that has been a large influence on the American culture since the industrial revolution. Through the years, the technological evolutions distinguish the changes of the American life that increasingly become materialistic....   [tags: The Swimmer Essays]

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The Importance Of Continuous Care During Childbirth

- Continuous care during childbirth is especially important. Different support roles for the pregnant woman help her to achieve continuous care during the childbirth process. The pregnant woman that is about give birth may have family members, friends, nursing staff, and professional support to help her achieve continuous care during labor and delivery. Each different kind of support the woman receives has different benefits, barriers, and outcomes associated with it. One of the most interesting professional support roles is the midwife....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Uterus]

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The Lost Generation in The Swimmer, by John Cheever and Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “The Swimmer” by John Cheever and “Winter Dreams” by F. Scott Fitzgerald have many elements in common. These stories are about two wealthy men interacting with other wealthy people. As the stories progress Neddy and Dexter search for the truth and the meaning of life. These two literary works fall under the literary movement called The Lost Generation. Finally, at the end of the narratives they are both grieving for themselves and realize that they have missed life’s meaning and opportunities. Authors use symbolism, imagery, and other literary devises to illustrate their anecdote’s themes....   [tags: Midlife Crisis, The Swimmer Essays]

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Use of Point of View, Setting and Symbolism in The Swimmer, by John Cheever

- “The Swimmer,” a short fiction by John Cheever, presents a theme to the reader about the unavoidable changes of life. The story focuses on the round character by the name of Neddy Merrill who is in extreme denial about the reality of his life. He has lost his youth, wealth, and family yet only at the end of the story does he develop the most by experiencing a glimpse of realization on all that he has indeed lost. In the short story “The Swimmer,” John Cheever uses point of view, setting and symbolism to show the value of true relationships and the moments of life that are taken for granted....   [tags: Midlife Crisis, The Swimmer Essays]

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The Swimmer, by John Cheever: Time Waits For No Man

- In “The Swimmer” by John Cheever, Neddy’s view of reality is drastically different from his neighbors. Neddy thinks that the entire story takes place in the time of an afternoon, when in reality many months have passed. Even though Neddy is stuck in the past, his neighbors and the rest of society move on, and at first it causes slightly awkward sympathy, but later he finds himself completely alone, his family, friends and neighbors having left him behind. Neddy’s situation illustrates that the passage of time is inevitable, and even if one chooses to ignore time, it will move on without them....   [tags: Midlife Crisis, The Swimmer Essays]

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My Interest Of The Midwifery Profession

- 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....   [tags: Nursing, Childbirth, Midwifery, Obstetrics]

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The Continuity Of Healthcare Midwifery Model And The Relatively New Concept Of Eligible Midwifery

- The purpose of this essay is to discuss the many avenues for practice that are available to midwives in Australia with particular focus on the continuity of care midwifery model and the relatively new concept of eligible midwifery. A description of the role, history and availability of eligible midwifery will be provided along with the benefits of providing women with continuity of care from a known midwife. There are many career avenues for midwives in Australia. It is important to note though that some of the options mentioned here may require the dual registration of nursing and midwifery....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Home birth]

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Midwifery and their Patients

- One of the fundamental principles of midwifery is the relationship that is developed and nurtured between a midwife and the woman she is caring for (Guilliland & Pairman, 2010; Kirkman, 2010; Pairman, 2006 cited in Leap & Pairman, 2010). This relationship is one of partnership. By ‘being with’ and supporting each woman’s independence in autonomy throughout her pregnancy and birth the potential is created for the woman to be empowered and enriched so that she feels confident and self-assured in her abilities as a woman and as a mother (Guilliland & Pairman, 1995; McCourt & Stevens, 2005; Siddiqui 1991; Katz Rothman, 1991 cited in Leap & Pairman, 2010)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mothers, Relationships, Nurturing]

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The Effect of The Code of Ethics on the Practice of Midwifery

- The Effect of the Code of Ethics on the Practice of Midwifery Worldwide many mothers die yearly due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. Many of these deaths occur due to the lack of educated midwives and doctors in countries filled with poverty. In the United States The Code of Ethics for the Practice of Midwifery insures medical and professional ethic barriers to insure the safety and understanding of pregnant patients and their families. However, ethical codes are not guaranteed to be followed, and cannot always give the midwives exactly what they need in case of a dilemma; but they are guidelines....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Care]

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Partnership Between Midwives and Their Clients

- This essay explores the partnership relationship between a midwife and the woman she is caring for within the context of law and ethics and relating to decision-making. The midwife-woman partnership can create an environment in which the woman can become empowered and her confidence as a woman and mother can be strengthened. Empowering women in healthcare provision enhances the woman’s ability to make informed decisions for herself and her family. Issues of law and ethics, such as the right to autonomy and informed decision-making and the right to consent to or refuse the provision of midwifery care will be highlighted along with how midwifery practice is influenced by regulatory boards and...   [tags: Law, Ethics, Confidence, Decision-making]

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Birthing Options in the USA

- The Exploration of Birth Models The Citizens of America do not realize the freedoms they have in the birthing process. Instead of knowing all the paths women can choose from in the United States most believe the only option is in the hospital. It is not common knowledge that the midwife can be the best choice for most healthy able women bearing children. This circumstance is reinforced by more than one factor. Historically, midwives have been exiled by the medical elite during the turn of the twentieth century....   [tags: Bearing Children, Medical]

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The Birth Process With A Healthy Delivery

- To complete the birth process with a healthy delivery, the childbearing mother has an option to use either a medical doctor or a midwife. Today, physicians assist the majority of births around the globe, traditional midwifery practice is still active. Midwives take care of women before they become pregnant and during pregnancy, facilitate delivery, and play a pivotal role in assisting the young mother after the child is born. The groundbreaking transformation that healthcare is experiencing today gives a chance for midwifery practice to become an important provider of women’s healthcare....   [tags: Childbirth, Midwifery, Obstetrics]

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The Ambulance At The Rehabilitation Center

- It was the Fourth of July when Nessa was loaded into the ambulance at the rehabilitation center. The paramedic sped away from the rehabilitation center with urgency, enroute to Piedmont Hospital. The emergency unit’s strobe flickered blue, white and yellow. The siren screamed a deafening cry as they swerved through the heavy morning traffic in Atlanta. Nessa’s contractions were at a steady three minutes apart, sometimes lesser. By the time she was rushed on the labor and delivery floor, a room was awaiting her arrival....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Infant]

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Law and Ethics: Accountability

- Scenario 3 Paul is a midwife manager working on a very busy postnatal ward. The ward is very short staffed and he feels that resources are overstretched resulting in midwives cutting corners, deteriorating standards of record keeping and women being sent home too early due to pressure on beds. Paul has reported this to his line manager but has been told that in the current economic climate there is nothing that can be done. Paul informs his line manager that he is planning to go to the media to express his concerns about care in the unit if conditions do not improve....   [tags: Law]

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Sweet Home Births in Alabama: Fighting to Legalize Midwives in the State

- ... Now this bill is processing through the Senate as Alabama Senate Bill 99. The Senate has yet to come to a decision. Who is proposing it and why. The House Bill was proposed by Representative Mike Ball of Madison. The Senate Bill is being proposed by Senator Paul Bussman of Cullman. Both bills were introduced and pushed for by the Alabama Birth Coalition. There have been other bills similar to this one that have been proposed and shut down by the state, Ball, Bussman, and the Alabama Birth Coalition recognize the determination of certain women to give birth at home and see the need to provide some sort of care rather that jeopardizing this health and lives of the mother and infant....   [tags: policies, law, pros and cons]

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The Pregnancy And The Birth Of Your Child

- Finding a practitioner to care for you during your pregnancy and the birth of your child is a very important task. Most people go to their family doctor. Unless your pregnancy is high risk that may not be necessary. Midwives offer care that is “lower-tech, less invasive, and less inclined toward intervention without a clear medical need.” says Jamie Cruz, author of “Call the Midwife”. Many women are uneducated on the benefits to selecting care from a midwife. Many times when expecting mothers discuss their options with their family doctor, the discussion of midwives is often avoided or the doctor will discourage the expecting mother from choosing a midwife....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Medicine]

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Nursing Is A Important Job For The Medical Field

- Nursing is a very important job in the medical field and is projected to grow in certain aspects over the next few years. There are multiple sub-careers to go into and some are more general than others. The options go from children to elderly people and dealing with all different types of diseases. There are even specialties for different organs in the body of one’s geared more towards female’s or male’s. I am undecided on which specialty to choose however, I know that I would like to pick one that concerns children due to the fact that ever since I myself was a young adult I have always loved children and taking care of them....   [tags: Infant, Childbirth, Pediatrics, Pregnancy]

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Controversies in Childbirth

- Controversies in Childbirth The United States still has one of the highest infant mortality rates as reported by CIA World Fact Book “United States 6.06 per 1,000” (Field Listing, 2008 p.1), as compared to other high income countries who employ midwives as mainstream for low-risk pregnant women. Research shows that midwife-attended births have fewer interventions, lower c-section rates, and offer more personal care for pregnant women. The problem with the current form of obstetrical care in the United States is the uncritical acceptance of an unscientific method: the routine use of interventionist obstetrics for healthy women with normal pregnancies in contrast to a midwifery model of care f...   [tags: Health ]

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The Effects Of Prenatal Care On Childhood And Adolescence By Kathleen Stassen Berger

- For this assignment, I followed my first pregnancy, because my mother has dementia. The year prior to becoming pregnant, an ectopic pregnancy occurred, followed by emergency surgery. They removed the right fimbria, where the baby has implanted. They gave a 50/50% diagnosis in regards to future pregnancies. Hoping for a baby was stifled. When the pregnancy test came back positive I was overjoyed. Chapter 4 in our text, “the Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence” by Kathleen Stassen Berger....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Sleep, Obstetrics]

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Health Promotion For Women 's Pregnancy

- The term midwife is derived to mean with woman. Midwives are predominately the health care professionals that care for women, and their families, from conception, throughout their pregnancy, labour and postnatal period (The Royal College of Midwives, RCM, n.d.). Women with uneventful pregnancies are under a midwife’s care (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, 2014a). These women are encouraged to meet with their midwife regularly throughout their pregnancy (NICE, 2015), although primigravida women are advised to meet more frequently than multigravida women, in order to assess the clinical aspects of the woman’s pregnancy (NICE, 2014a)....   [tags: Childbirth, Sudden infant death syndrome]

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The Pregnancy Of An Ectopic Pregnancy

- Because my mother has dementia, for this assignment I will be following my first pregnancy. The year prior to becoming pregnant, an ectopic pregnancy occurred, followed by emergency surgery. They removed the right fimbria, where the baby has implanted. They gave a 50/50% diagnosis in regards to future pregnancies. Hoping for a baby was stifled. When the pregnancy test was positive we were overjoyed Prenatal care was in the hands of a midwife. At the time, we were living in a Chiropractic College community, and it was common to use a midwife....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Obstetrics, Sleep]

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Student Nursing Assessment Analysis

- Introduction According to Quinn (2000, p. 200), “Assessment is the exercise of judgment on the quality of students’ work, as a way of supporting student learning and appraising its outcomes.” The training of the contemporary nurse should focus on both what the Student nurse or student midwife nurse is suppose to be doing as well as how it should be done (Palomba & Banta 2001, p. 71). This paper, will therefore, critically analyse the following five issues. Firstly, whether the assessment was conducted fairly and accurately....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Working With Communities On Issues Of Maternal Health

- Discussion and Reflection My research and experiences of working with communities on issues of maternal health in Ghana suggest that effective training, engagement and monitoring and supervision of TBAs could be beneficial to improvements in maternal and newborn health. During the six months that the author conducted research with women and healthcare providers in Ghana, it was clear that TBAs still occupy an important position in maternal healthcare provisioning in Ghana. Qualitative interviews and regular interaction and conversation with community members, women, and TBAs suggested that TBAs are often seen as easily accessible and culturally competent and acceptable providers of maternity...   [tags: Childbirth, Medicine, Health care, Obstetrics]

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There Is A War Going On Over American Women Reproductive Rights

- Indeed as the author stated in her book, there is a war going on over American women reproductive rights, even though for centuries homebirth was a norm everywhere globally, but by 1900s with rapid advancement in the standardized medical fields and hospitals, increasing numbers of women trusted having babies in hospital, creating a racial or class stigma attached to home birth, or labeling it as risky and back-warded. Many medical providers have portrayed giving birth experience as a painful and difficult experience over the centuries, that requires hospital and as well as pain medicine management....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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My First Time Of A Lifelong Relationship

- Birth, which is the beautiful beginning of a lifelong relationship, is not an easy process to say the least. Before, during and after the birth there are many pains as well as discomforts, but from my experience, it is worth it. When you see your child for the first time, you forget all the pain you had and just gaze at them. This essay is my personal experience with labour, birth and what comes after, all of which was positive but not easy. My daughter was born on October 27, 2014, which was her due date....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Pregnancy, Pain]

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Human Sexuality : Diversity Within Contemporary America

- According to “Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America,” women and couples planning the birth of a child have decisions to make in variety of areas: place of birth, birth attendant(s), medication, preparedness classes, circumcision, breast feeding, etc. The “childbirth market” has responded to consumer concerns, so its’ important for prospective consumers to fully understand their options. With that being said, a woman has the choice to birth her child either at a hospital or at home. There are several differences when it comes to hospital births and non-hospital births....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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Graduation Speech On The Healthcare Field

- I made the choice to attend ATA because I was very interested in the nursing field and made the decision to get ahead in my career. ATA gives me the opportunity to have hands on experience to help me pass the CNA certification. I have always had a big heart for people and love caring for people as much as I care for myself. That being said, I feel like I have a bright future in the healthcare field. My goal is to attend HGTC for two years to get all my core classes out of the way then, transfer to a four-year college....   [tags: Childbirth, Midwifery, Learning, Home birth]

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Hospital Birth vs. Non-Hospital Birth

- According to “Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America,” women and couples planning the birth of a child have decisions to make in variety of areas: place of birth, birth attendant(s), medication, preparedness classes, circumcision, breast feeding, etc. The “childbirth market” has responded to consumer concerns, so its’ important for prospective consumers to fully understand their options. With that being said, a woman has the choice to birth her child either at a hospital or at home. There are several differences when it comes to hospital births and non-hospital births....   [tags: Health Care ]

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An Identification of the Extent to Which Individual Practice is Regulated Within the Accountabilities of Postholders to their Professional Bodies

- An Identification of the Extent to Which Individual Practice is Regulated Within the Accountabilities of Postholders to their Professional Bodies Nurses are regulated by the NMC (nursing and midwifery council) which use to be the UKCC (the United Kingdom central council for nursing). In 2002 the UKCC and national boards were replaced with the NMC. The NMC is responsible for overseeing nurses, midwifes and health visitors. The NMC has five main tasks: 1. To maintain and register nurses, midwifes and health visitors....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Australia's National Maternity Action Plan (NMAP)

- In Australia, the maternity care is safest when compared with other countries. However, the rate of the caesarean section has increased in the past decades. Many of pregnancies complicated caesarean section cause more serious problem than natural birth, yet still many women perceive caesarean section to be more effective and safer than natural birthing. The role of these two models of care is to provide effective quality care to women, their babies and their families as well. National Maternity Action Plan (NMAP) was established in 2010 to provide guidance for both midwives and student midwives to work effectively with the women and give the best quality of care to them....   [tags: health-care policies]

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The Pregnancy Of A Normal Pregnancy

- Many women do not know about the services midwives provide before, during, and after their pregnancy. During a normal pregnancy, most women choose care given by obstetrics and gynecology doctors because they are considered the safer choice when giving birth. These baby doctors are called OB/GYNs for short. Since OB/GYNs usually work at a hospital where special equipment is located in case any complications arise while in labor or if an emergency caesarean section is needed, women do not take advantage of certified nurse midwives because they are scared they might need that special equipment....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Midwifery]

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The Gender Roles Of Women

- The world was a very different place sixty years ago. The men came home from the war to take back the work force from the women and sent the women back into the home to follow traditional domestic roles. All aspects of life had to be cookie cutter perfect, to include the gender roles. The roles of both genders have been portrayed by the BBC Television show, Call the Midwife, as they use to be in the 1950’s. The men were the breadwinners of their family by working arduous hours, protect their family and home, and have zero contact with feminine things and activities; the women were expected to get married early, always look their best, and never indulge in their aspirations for a career outsi...   [tags: Marriage, Gender role, Gender, Woman]

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The Midwifery Of The Otago Polytechnic Midwifery Program, A Sustainable Student Profile And The Roles And Responsibilities Of

- A midwifery profession means considerably more than working with cute and cuddly newborn babies. It gives you the ability and privilege to empower women through an amazing journey into motherhood. The reality of becoming a midwife and upholding a career is theoretically rewarding, but alongside it is understood that there comes a need for passion and hard work to be able to be a full time midwifery student through Otago Polytechnic. This essay will demonstrate my understanding of midwifery in New Zealand, my understanding of blended delivery of the Otago Polytechnic Midwifery Program, a sustainable student profile and the roles and responsibilities of midwives in New Zealand....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Health care, Midwifery]

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