Q&A: Ingrid Andersson, Nurse Midwife- Founder of Mother's Milk Alliance

Q&A:  Ingrid Andersson, Nurse Midwife- Founder of Mother's Milk Alliance

I'm absolutely thrilled to share this question and answer with Ingrid Andersson,  RN, CNM, MS.  Not only is she, as a friend put it, "just an amazing human," she is the Founder and President of Mothers' Milk Alliance, Inc., a Board member of Women's Medical Fund, Inc., member of the Dane County Public Health Fetal and Infant Mortality Review team and former Steering Committee member of Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. She has been a regular guest speaker in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Gender and Women's Studies, as well as at Edgewood College, Madison College and Dane County Emergency Services. Prior to midwifery, she worked as a volunteer family crisis intervention counselor and later as a doula. For 8 years, she worked as an RN in high-risk antepartum, postpartum, newborn and breastfeeding care at St Mary's Hospital (SSM Health) in Madison. While a nurse, she travelled to Kenya to learn from traditional birth attendants and British-trained midwives.  Read on to hear directly from Ingrid.

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Learn From a Local Expert About Midwifery: Emily Beaman, CNM, DNP

Learn From a Local Expert About Midwifery: Emily Beaman, CNM, DNP

"Certified Nurse Midwives approach birth with a “high-touch, low-tech” philosophy – we know the value of skilled labor support and avoid routine intervention.  We are with our women throughout their labor, supporting them as desired and working closely with partners, doulas, and other labor support persons." - Emily Beaman

I could NOT be more excited to feature amazing Madison midwife Emily Beaman on my blog today!  This Q&A comes at such an exciting time as SSM Dean Health announced earlier this week that there is now another option for care in Madison with their brand NEW midwifery practice- including experienced Certified Nurse Midwives Emily Beaman, Mara Evans, and Kimberly Bertram.  Read on to hear from Emily about this exciting new option for full-scope midwifery care, as well as what clinic and hospital based midwifery care entails.

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Cesarean Births are Births Too

Cesarean Births are Births Too

About a third of all babies born in this country are born by Cesarean Section.  There is often talk of what percentage of C-sections are truly necessary, and whether common practices in obstetrics could be leading to the climbing C-section rate.  That's not what this post is about. What I feel really needs to be discussed is the fact that Cesarean births are indeed births too.

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