“Spinning Babies”

Last week we at AGGMC had a once in a lifetime training opportunity in resolving shoulder dystocia. Gail Tulley, the founder of Spinning Babies, (www.spinningbabies.com) is a gifted teacher who has come up with a teaching tool that enables midwives to deal effectively with babies that can get “stuck” on the way out ~ andContinue reading ““Spinning Babies””

The World Needs More Midwives … Now!

  “Midwives are the unsung heroes of maternal and newborn health. They can prevent about two thirds of deaths among women and newborns. And midwives deliver much more than babies: They are the connective tissue for communities, helping women and girls care for their health, from family planning all the way through the postpartum period.”Continue reading “The World Needs More Midwives … Now!”

“Birth House for Sale”

I just got back from a quick trip to the mountains to check up on our sister clinic “Lajad Apodios Lying-In” – that is the Butbut translation for Abundant Grace of God …sort of 🙂 I had the chance to introduce Suzie Campana, our new missionary midwife and Bugnay clinic Facilitator, to the staff andContinue reading ““Birth House for Sale””

What’s your excuse?

Yes, it is true that I have been a bad blogger lately! My excuses are all of the following events that happened in the last few months… Okay, first off we delivered identical twin girls at our clinic in the middle of March! This was the mother’s tenth pregnancy. In a regular prenatal check-up herContinue reading “What’s your excuse?”

“In my day, we gave birth in the rice fields!”

by Crystal Meeks The other day I met an elderly lady in her 70s from Bugnay who explained to me how times are changing.   She said in her day, the women were strong and they would give birth in the rice fields, tie the babies to their backs and keep on working. She statedContinue reading ““In my day, we gave birth in the rice fields!””

Life and Death in the Mountains of Kalinga

Did that title get your attention? I hope so! The truth is that our sister clinic in the village of Bugnay is the difference between life and death for many in the remote mountains of Tinglayan, Kalinga. Have you heard the story about the baby that suddenly stopped breathing?   The parents noticed she wasContinue reading “Life and Death in the Mountains of Kalinga”

Midwifery in a Disaster Zone

In December, following Typhoon Yolanda, one of our missionaries from Abundant asked permission to travel to Tacloban to help with relief efforts. Here the first-hand account of an amazing experience Aisling had while in the Disaster Zone! I went to Tacloban to help in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as ‘Yolanda’). The followingContinue reading “Midwifery in a Disaster Zone”