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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Losing twin number two

I knew from the time I heard the word midwife that was my calling. But I was still an L&D nurse when I had a miscarriage. As an educated, midwife to be, "patient", I allowed a resident OB to tug on my cervix BEFORE assessing heart tones. I subsequently miscarried twin number two. I knew after that experience it was imperative to help women. If my strong self was helpless in stirrups, how many trusting women were harmed by the system?

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