Professional Development

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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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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How Can Midwives Make Change by Getting Involved in Politics?

Politics has always been a potentially controversial topic to talk to especially with everyone’s different views in political matters and how it affects our daily lives. It is a dividing agent that divides those people with different opinions but potentially be an agent of unity that unifies those who shares the same ideals. When we …

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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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W-2 vs Self Employed: What are the Pros and Cons?

As a midwife, we can choose to work for a doctor, hospital, government program, or another midwife. Many midwives that aren’t CNMs, they have to be self employed to practice midwifery. Most home birth practices are created by CPMs, Direct Entry Midwives, and Lay Midwives. CNMs typically deliver in the hospital and work for someone …

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Valuable Book for Midwife Business Start Ups

There is a series of phenomenal books out there. Robert Kirosaki really points out all the flaws with our financial system in regards to teaching kids nothing about money, government laws that benefit the rich, and fundamental gaps in economical myth holding people to each class structure created by society. Rich are rich, because of …

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Compound Effect: Creating your Midwife Business on Step at a Time

Another inspirational book was the “Compound Effect.” It really got down to the basics of habit creation for me. I am a very objective and logical thinking person. When I can calculate it, create an equation behind it, or have statistical data to translate the results, I understand it. “Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy talks …

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Midwife Students and Fellowships: OH, MY!

Midwifery clinical sites are getting harder and harder to find. As a new graduate, the biggest hurdle is getting experience in a supportive environment in your first few years of getting a midwifery degree. Is your midwifery practice a good fit for a student or new midwifery graduate? Do you have the resources to support …

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