Why Use a Midwife? You Might Be Surprised

The word “midwife” is ancient and is derived from an old English word that literally translates to “with women.” If you get images of a medieval wise-woman giving herbs to a heavily pregnant woman, you’re only half-right. Yes, midwives are widely recognized as delivery-women in at-home births, but the truth is that the roles of a midwife tampa have evolved over the years.

Women’s Health Specialist

Midwives are certified professionals that are required to have licenses in the state in which they practice. Though bringing babies into the world is a huge part of a midwife’s job, did you know that they also specialize in overall women’s health? You don’t have to be pregnant to see a midwife; they are available if you need a pelvic exam or even a simple checkup. 

  • Education varies in the field, though all midwives are required to have a certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Midwives who are certified as a nurse-midwife have a dual degree in nursing as well as midwifery. 
  • Women are able to visit midwives from their teenage years through menopause. Midwives are more likely to spend extra time with their patients than doctors answering questions and discussing concerns. They can help you through the entire process, from helping you to get pregnant to doing your well-woman exam in the years to come.
  • Though nurse-midwives are able to prescribe medications, more holistic approaches are typically taken when you visit a midwife. For example, they might focus on nutrition and exercise before prescribing a medication.

Whether you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are simply looking for a more natural approach to medicine, consider looking into a midwife in your area. The practice of midwifery is as old as women themselves; there’s a reason that the profession has lasted this long.

Late sleepers

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The kids are still used to sleeping late. They should have started changing their sleep pattern this week otherwise they will have difficulty waking up on time once school begins a week from now. They could listen to music on their cellphone all they want as long as their sleep will not get interrupted by the loud sound emanating from their wireless microphone headset.

They always reason out that they are big enough to know when to go to bed, but they need enough hours of sleep to get them alert in school. I just don’t know how to convince them to sleep early. Do you have any suggestions?

Worthwhile and Practical Activities Moms Can Do This Summer

There are times when moms become bored at home because they do not have anything to do. If this is the case, then there are some fun activities that can be done that will not require moms to spend a lot of money. Here are just some of the activities that moms can do:

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  • Do some sewing. Sewing and doing cross stitch can help moms lose time because they will be immersed in making figures with the use of the thread, the cloth and the needle. There are some moms who discover their talent in sewing because of this simple activity.

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  • Teach kids household chores. Moms can always make chores seem like a fun activity with the use of creativity. Not only will moms be able to bond with their kids, kids will also learn the importance of sharing the chores inside the house.

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  • Moms can also work online during the summer especially when they are busy if it’s not summer time.

These are just some activities that are worthwhile. There are still more things that can be done that are not only practical, they are effective as well.