Written by U.S. leaders in midwifery, Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes offers a comprehensive guide to the evolving role of birth centers, clinical and cost outcomes, regulatory and legal issues, provider and accreditation issues, and the future of the birth center model. Woven throughout the text are descriptions of "exemplar" birth centers representing diverse geographical, business, and service models. These cases illustrate the possibilities for expansion and replication of this model of care.
Key FeaturesProvides a thorough history of the birth center movement from its inception through future expansion of the modelServes as an essential resource with up-to-date evidence on clinical and cost outcomesIncludes case studies linking the unique service focus of individual birth centers to the associated sections of the bookProvides practical and comprehensive coverage of all issues involved in running a U.S. birth center
A young man-in Tunisia- so wanted change that he took his own life to find it.
I am witnessing the collective few become, and overcome, the collective many, and a changing tide of humanity is sweeping across a region, that will affect, not only them, but the rest of the world. How? I have my theories, but let the future answer that, and then, let history question it.
My story is also of change; I wanted to change the person I had become; a tormented alcoholic and drug addict and a lot of what that kind of life style brings.
After a phone call to my father, my story continues on from my last book, Two Years, from the last few months in prison, to coming home, exploring, and putting into practice all of those thoughts and insights I was having about life, the universe and how to live it, and get fulfilment from it. And at the same time become a better father and partner; which in turn has lead to a more peaceful existence away from a lot of turmoil and stress, and completely rid me of the demons that had troubled me for a life time. This has lead to a platform of contentment, a budding sense of inner peace from where I can progress, even further. The story is about how I initially created this new life, through choices I had made; with the help of the unknown-to some- and unexplored forces around us.
All has gone very well to date; so what more could I possibly give to my future generations, than the key to how it all became so; the way of life, in: A Message to my Family.