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    Default Native Midwife Recognized by National Congress of American Indians

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    Brittany Simplicio has a long-term goal: to open the first traditional childbirth center on the Navajo Reservation that would give Native women an additional option to receive care and give birth outside of a hospital setting.
    For now, Simplicio, Diné and Zuni Pueblo, is doing her part to help revive traditional Native childbirth practices among Native communities in Albuquerque, where she studied nurse-midwifery at the University of New Mexico. She graduated in May, making her the eleventh Native nurse-midwife in the United States. Simplicio has completed clinical rotations at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, and Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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    Default Re: Native Midwife Recognized by National Congress of American Indians

    This fills an enormous need, and not only among native populations. With the cost of a hospital childbirth pushing $30,000, women everywhere should be encouraged to seek a midwife. Their qualifications are professional and there is always quick access to a hospital should things go wrong — which they seldom do.
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    I first caught this news item this morning on the Albuqueque, NM, CBS affiliate KRQE (Q13) News. Most links to this news item date back to 2014, but this more recent news link dates to 2017.

    The article says in part, "“Traditional Native childbirth practices can and will be revived through collaboration between the community, providers, the hospital, and tribal elders that share the same goal of incorporating traditional cultural wisdom and healing within the Western medical model." "...and healing with the Western medical model" gives me some concerns such as allopathic non-breast feeding, cesareans, big pharma, etc., not to mention the introduction of junk food to Native Americans with their high rate of obesity and diabetes from the GMA food suppliers.

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    "The Western model" is CYA language. Sometimes a Cesarean is necessary, for instance. The entire emphasis seems to be on preserving or returning to traditional native wisdom.
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    This is wonderful. Both of my babies were delivered by midwives.

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