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Brooke Bina, Portland, Ore., column — Best for birthing: ‘Continuum’ of care

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sometimes, complications arise; but overwhelmingly, “complications” in pregnancy are not emergencies. They require monitoring and teamwork, and it is a crucial part of my practice to be able to collaborate with obstetricians and perinatologists as part of a team that ensures safe care and a compassionate experience. Continue Reading

Midwives provide an alternative birthing option

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Katelyn Brinkman has given birth to three children, all at home and all with the help of a midwife. The youngest, Jarrik, arrived three weeks ago at her Mayville, N.D., home with her husband, Michael, assisting and sons Wesley, 1, and Matthew, 3, nearby. Continue Reading

Childbirth from a midwife’s perspective

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As a midwife, Rebekah Knapp has been attending home births for nearly 15 years. She’s delivered 230 babies. Continue Reading

More midwives for North Dakota?

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota could see more midwives in the future. Distance education technology creates opportunities to meet license requirements in the practice of midwifery. Continue Reading

Midwives: ‘Wonderful in the appropriate environment’

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Dr. Michael Brown, of Grand Forks, an obstetrician-gynecologist with Altru Health System who has more than 30 years’ experience, is a proponent of midwifery with some caveats. Continue Reading

Childbirth classes coming up at SWMC

June 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Sanford Worthington Medical Center will offer Prepared Childbirth Classes in a five-session Tuesday evening series on July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Continue Reading

It’s a …boy, is he big! California woman gives birth to son weighing nearly 14 pounds

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

His mother, Cynthia Sigler of Vista, said that her immediate reaction was: “How’d he fit?” Dr. Jerald White, who delivered the baby at Tri-City Medical Center, said Jayden was the biggest of the 20,000 newborns he has helped usher into the world since he started in 1961. Continue Reading

For nation’s working moms, paid-leave benefits level off, if not lag

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

According to a new analysis, the share of women given time off for pregnancy, birth and child care has leveled off. And lower-educated mothers are nearly four times more likely than college graduates to be denied paid maternity benefits.
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Legislators take issue with Minnesota’s millions spent on unnecessary early labor

April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For most pregnancies, doctors widely agree, keeping baby inside until 39 weeks is best for everyone. Yet Minnesota taxpayers pay millions of dollars each year for pregnant women to be induced early when it’s not medically necessary. Continue Reading