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Home, sweet home birth

...at home with the help of direct entry midwives. Of course all births were once home...state-by-state basis, direct entry midwives were legally allowed to deliver babies...6:25 a.m. birth and beyond. But midwives like Mazoff and Gillespie can be part...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/home-sweet-home-birth
Neighbors
Finding the mind to taper

...One thing I've never been good at is slowing down.When my midwives gently told me it was time to think about tapering my exercise...think.Certainly, exercise is a good thing. But, as my midwives reminded me, the third and final trimester of pregnancy is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-08-18/finding-mind-taper
Outdoors
'Mother of midwifery' in Alaska retires

...law passed in 1992, so there could be midwives in Alaska." Kanne served on that board...Association of Certified Professional Midwives website. The new facility opened in...thriving in her absence." Most of the midwives that continue to work at the JFHBC were...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/mother-midwifery-alaska-retires
Neighbors
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...you have to deliver 50 or more babies before becoming certified to train other midwives. You also have to follow a bunch of other policies set by the midwives' board.SB 157FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE AREASCities and boroughs can now remove homes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/28th-alaska-legislature-plain-english
State
Family Birth Center plans to raise funds for new building, program

...Kanne, one of the center's full-time midwives and its director. The building will...center. In 2002, the center's three midwives handled 156 pregnancies and offered a...classes and parent-training programs. Midwives at the JFBC handle about 20 percent of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010503/loc_birthcenter.shtml
News
Homer debates where to place Asaiah statue

...Asaiah himself laid those out in a letter he wrote to the Homer News in the fall of 1999. He said that he believed unseen midwives assist the soul in its transition from life to death. He explicitly said he wanted his body left untouched for three days...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/homer-debates-where-place-asaiah-statue
State
Valuable lessons learned in Neighbors

...Comfort and safety are key elements to a home, which is why some mothers choose to give birth there instead of a hospital. Midwives Lorna Mazoff and Debbie Gillespie shared their experiences helping bring infants into the world at home, while Traci Goetz...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-29/valuable-lessons-learned-neighbors
Neighbors
Handful of new laws taking effect in new year

...taking effect in Alaska would require such screening of babies here as close to 24 hours after birth as possible. Doctors, midwives, nurses or other qualified professionals who attend births as part of their normal practice must provide information on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/handful-new-laws-taking-effect-new-year
State
Praise for birth center

...providing independent license to all trained midwives and ensuring they get paid for their...to their licensed and out of hospital midwives. A national birth center study has just...has embraced the quality of care that midwives provide to women and their families...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-03-31/praise-birth-center
Neighbors
Mandatory congenital heart disease screenings for newborns now law

...Larger hospitals will be required to comply with the new law starting January 1, 2014. Smaller hospitals, birthing centers, midwives and other birth attendants that assist in fewer than 20 births per year will have until January 2016 to acquire the necessary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-26/mandatory-congenital-heart-disease-scre
State

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