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Ways to Prevent Midwifery Burnout

All profession related to medical field has never been an easy-breezy type of job. It is extremely rewarding but can be stressful as well. Midwifery, as a type of medical profession has been this stressful as well. This profession requires great commitment, hard work, and endurance. Midwives have stressful jobs in that they regularly deal …

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Tips for Adding Gynecological Services to Your Midwifery Practice

Gynecology is a medical discipline dedicated to female health care concerns including the development, diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of disorders and diseases distinct to the female reproductive system. The medical care of a women and her child before, during, and after birth is attributed to the field of obstetrics (Cunningham et al., 2010). Gynecology and …

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What is a Midwife Salary?

Midwifery is an amazing profession. It doesn’t always mean that as a midwife your only job is to catch babies, but to empower women, families and other midwives is power that midwifery continually offer. According to wilsoncenter.org, midwives can provide 87 percent of sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services. They provide nearly constant care for their …

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Best Time to Start a Birth Center

Birth centers are popping up all over the United States. Post Covid era has made the demands for out of hospital births go through the roof. Families are wanting a place that is away from hospitals where there aren’t infectious viruses, visiting restrictions, and personalized care. Pregnancy and childbirth are healthy, normal life events for …

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Interested in Starting Your own Midwifery Practice?

Are you tired of working for a system that doesn’t value your service? Want to be your own boss and be the final decision maker of policies, community services you will offer, or have money directly going into your pocket from care versus flat salary? Being a private business owner has so many benefits with …

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Midwifery Laws and Regulations

Each state has different rules for midwifery practice (particularly CNMs). Even though Certified Nurse Midwife have a national certification, each state determines specific scope and independence that a CNM can have. Around 2017, ACNM put together a guideline of the state laws and regulations. Some states like Alaska, Washington, and Oregon have the most independence …

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Billing for Babies: Midwife Business Valuable Skill

Insurance billing can be daunting with running your own midwifery practice. It is easy to bill for services with cash, but many families are very dependent on getting their insurance to pay for care. Especially maternity and newborn care since the Affordable Care Act legally requires insurance companies to cover preventative care. Midwives that deliver …

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Midwife Billing Maternity Care: What is and isn’t included?

Global maternity care includes prenatal care, birth, and postpartum care for a women if you assist her entire pregnancy. If she transfers out due to risk or moving, billing codes are broken up based on services rendered. There are codes for individual prenatal visits, multiple prenatal visits, birth directly, and postpartum care only. The codes …

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