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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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POWER OF VISION BOARD FOR YOUR MIDWIFERY PRACTICE

When you hear the term vision board, what is the first thing that comes to mind? No matter how you feel about vision boards, I bet you never imagined creating one to help grow your business. Until this year, I hadn’t either. A few months ago I was sitting with a fellow blogger congratulating her …

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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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Value of Relationship: Have your Midwife Business Grow Quickly

Relationships are very powerful in your personal and professional life. It isn’t how much you know, but who you know. Henry Ford created an empire from his pool of resources versus his personal knowledge. Connections get you the best deals, first awareness before mass public of a sale, and first referral to your practice if …

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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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50 Ways to Market your Midwife Business

Marketing is essential for branding and success of your practice. Unless you buy an already established practice with huge customer base, midwives need to market their services to the target market. Knowing your competitor and what you have different than them will be placed in the marketing campaign. Do you offer a unique service to …

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Writing Policies for your Midwife Business

Overwhelmed by administration side of the business? Unsure where to start with policies? I tell people to break things up into sections: administration policies, legal policies, financial policies, clinical policies, inventory policies, insurance policies, training policies, charting policies, employment policies, credentialing policies, etc. Small home birth practices won’t have nearly the policies as large midwifery …

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