Monday, May 14, 2012

Tools of My Trade #7

Teaching Tools and Nursing Pillows
As a midwife, one of my passions is client education.  In the Midwifery Model of Care, women are considered equal partners in their care, capable of making truly informed decisions about their care and choices.  I truly value and cherish the time I get to spend with women and their families in discussions; educating and empowering them, and in turn learning from them as well.  However, some of the most ardent "students" are the big brothers and big sisters....many a visit has involved a Mama using the nursing pillow to breastfeed her new babe, while the big sibling eagerly watches how the new babe negotiated the twists and turns of the pelvis.

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