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Against the Medicaid MMA Plans!

I'm a midwife, and a Medicaid provider. It allows me to serve the low-income women in my community and provide them with exceptional maternity care. 
Although medicaid payout to its providers is always on the lower end, they were usually very good about paying what they agreed to and in a timely fashion. 
In 2011, A program was passed by law and a lot of families on Medicaid have been asked to pick HMOs as part of their new MMA program (medical managed assistance program).
Since then we as Mediciad providers have been battling. We are battling for appropriate pay, we are battling for all services rendered to be reimbursed, and we are battling for this to occur in a timely fashion.
This not only effects providers but medicaid recipients. Many providers, to avoid issues, drop medicaid all together. Who suffers with this? The low income families on medicaid.
It's not right to them and it's not right to us as providers.
I encourage all of you to stand with me on Sunday, make our voi…

Vaginal birth of triplets

I stumbled upon this article and had to share. This article sums up a mothers determination, education, trust, and support. The desire to have a vaginal birth is instilled in us for a reason, we're not trying to be show-offs or win some award, we instinctively understand the benefits of the process.
Pregnancy is the beginning of the journey a woman embarks on that leads her to motherhood, but birth is the climatic transition. The benefits are so important to us that we go through enormous intensity to do it. This process, this journey, this transition, must be honored. We should not rush this, numb this, or try to undermine the importance of it. Unnecessary c/sections, and the overuse of epidurals do just that.
Try to educate and empower yourself on this journey and most importantly enjoy it!

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