By Angie Chisholm, Kate Bowen, Katie Robins, Emily Yeast
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A new podcast for national conversations about maternity and women’s health care, Midwifing America highlights stories from providers and the women they serve to illustrate the state of maternity care. There is mounting evidence that we have a maternal health crisis in our country as we spend more, and have poorer outcomes, than other developed countries. Join us as we Reimagine Women's Healthcare. Sponsored by the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, with the help of Thacher Grant funding. All views expressed herein are our own.
||CleanEpisode Four: Reviving Indigenous Midwifery||This episode is the first in a series exploring maternity care in Native American communities. Native Alaskan Tomika Itchoak shares her experience giving birth in rural Alaska and midwife Janelle Komorowski reflects on her years practicing there. Navajo midwife Nicolle Gonzales discusses why indigenous midwifery care can be the key to improving outcomes for indigenous women. Narrated by Angie Chisholm. Special thanks to Princess Crumal for her assistance with this episode.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: Bridging the Home-Hospital Divide||Mom of five, Caylan Wagar, shares her home and hospital birth stories. Her midwife, scholar and researcher Dr. Melissa Cheyney, provides an analysis of maternal health care in the U.S. and a prescription for bridging the home-hospital divide. Narration by Kate Bowen.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: Your Hospital Needs a Midwife||This is the story of one practice's transition from a physician-only practice to a collaborative midwife-physician model. We hear from midwife Katie Robins, physician AJ McCann, nurse managers Debbie Heim and Terri Shenk, and L&D nurse and patient Holly Linn. Narration by Emily Yeast.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One||The Midwife Path||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Best New Podcast!!
This is a thought provoking podcast that is easy to listen to. Very pertinent to today’s issues.