The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.
Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy
These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.
The new midwifery: science and sensitivity in practice by Lesley Ann Page, Rona McCandlish - 2006
Some discussion of continuity of care and burnout.
Facing Burnout (item #4) from Midwifery Today
You can also do a general
on "burnout" in their web pages.
burnout in human service work - The case of midwifery in
Greenleaf provides a multi-layered approach for the mitigation of trauma’s negative effects within non-profit, public and private sector organizations.
Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah offers some excellent
and stress-reduction tools with providers as a target
MANAGEMENT: TEN SELF-CARE TECHNIQUES
Prevent and counteract job
burnout and compassion fatigue.
Manage job stress.
Improve self-care and work effectiveness.
Taking care of yourself as a midwife also means taking care of the practicalities of being self employed.
The Freelancers Union has disability coverage and many other benefits. They are a great resource and politically active as well.
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