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Debrah Lewis received a MSc/Midwifery from Columbia University in 1986 and worked in New York as a public and private practice midwife and volunteered in Africa before moving to Trinidad.

Debrah Lewis started noticing the gap between private and public health care in Trinidad and Tobago whenever she had to transfer a labouring mother to the hospital. The first thing that struck her was the look of anguish on the faces of the parents-to-be. “We have a concern about the condition of your baby,” she […]

Articles   Definition of the midwife August 8, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational programme, duly recognized in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be […]

Articles   Midwifery model of care August 8, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto Congratulations! You are about to experience the birth of your baby! Women are learning that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, health processes, not diseases. And they are finding out that they and their families can benefit from the care of a midwife. The […]

Articles   Having a baby? Ten questions to ask August 7, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto Have you decided how to have your baby? The choice is yours! First, you should learn as much as you can about all your choices. There are many different ways of caring for a mother and her baby during labour […]

Articles   Becoming parents August 6, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto 1. Pre-Natal Pregnancy is a state of being. For most people; this is a great life-changing experience: most parents-to-be are looking forward to the rewards and joys of parenthood, and are also understandably apprehensive. This is the time to form good alliances with other new […]

Articles   Becoming a father August 5, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto So you are going to be a father! This is an exciting time for both you and your partner. Over the next few months there will be amazing changes in your lives as your family develops. There will be many ups and downs, lots […]

> Articles   Choosing the best maternity care for your family August 2, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto You and your partner have a variety of health care options to consider for pregnancy care. Not all of these services are available in all communities and a first step might be to take some time to investigate […]

Articles   Baby Grows – First Trimester August 1, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto 1 – 14 weeks Do’s Dont’s Book early with your midwife or Obstetrician Take your prenatal Vitamins and Iron, as prescribed and Folic Acid Report immediately any unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge or abdominal cramping Take any medication without consulting your Health Care […]

Articles   Baby Grows – Second Trimester July 29, 2008 Added by: Mamatoto 15 – 27 weeks Baby Organs are already formed and begin the maturing and enlarging process. Head, hair, eyelashes and eyebrows appear. Nails of fingers and toes appear. Heart beats strong. Mother is able to detect movements. Mother Feels better – nausea […]