A Series on Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
December 1 | Postpartum Planning and Support
The postpartum period is the 4th trimester of pregnancy. Now that babe and mom are physically separated, how can we preserve their bond, promote healing, and maximize breastfeeding?
Ginger Maule is a Certified Nurse Midwife currently serving the Dine community, working full-time at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, NM. She started her career as a bedside RN in a busy cardiac ICU and moved to the Emergency Room where she continued to care for patients in various degrees of crisis and illness. Becoming a parent changed her forever and receiving excellent midwifery care during her pregnancies influenced her decision to change career paths. 15 years after becoming a nurse she returned to college and received her graduate degree. After years of attending patients on some of their worst days of life, midwifery now provides Ginger with an opportunity to be with families as they celebrate pregnancy, birth, and beyond. When not consumed with breastfeeding and birth-related materials Ginger enjoys skiing with her family, mountain biking, and hiking with her BFF, Fluffy.