AngelinaP3280069_w93 (16K)The Conference in Bad Wildbad, Germany, Begins October 21

Conference 2015.9.29 NEW!

There’s still time to attend, though only walk-in registrations will be accepted after September 30. Pack your bags and come hear Angelina Martinez Miranda discuss Mexican Traditions and Techniques: This full-day class covers positioning, remedies and customs from Mexico, simple techniques that promote healthy pregnancy and birth. You will learn how to use a rebozo, a very useful tool in all parts of the childbearing cycle. Plus you will practice what you are learning under Angelina’s watchful guidance. Part of our conference in Bad Wildbad, Germany. Learn More


Article 2015.9.29 NEW!

Excerpt: I was a late acceptor of this delightful practice. When I was a homebirth midwife back in the 1970s early 80s, I wasn’t sure waterbirth was safe. I had questions, my main one being, Would the baby breathe before it emerged from the water? I had the opportunity to attend a huge conference in the 80s in London, England. This conference completely quelled all my fears about the safety of waterbirth. A physiologist who wasn’t actually a speaker explained the physiology eloquently.

Is human rights in childbirth an important topic?

E-News 2015.9.18

“Yes, because there is more than one road to ‘live mother, live baby,’ and the road to that end result can either respect or violate the human rights of the woman giving birth…and her baby!” Read more responses to this question in the current issue of Midwifery Today E-News. Birth Is a Human Rights Issue is the theme, and you may read an excerpt of an article by Sister MorningStar about “The Issue of Birth Rights.” Sign Up for Free Newsletter ] Read More

Subscription Sale for Students!

Sales and Specials 2015.9.3

Special prices on Midwifery Today magazine extended to October 5 (postmark or fax by the expiration date). View Special Offer

Wise Nutrition for Pregnancy

Article 2015.8.18

Midwife Sister MorningStar shares a handout-like article full of wise nutrition tips. “Eating healthy foods is one the greatest gifts we can give our unborn babies to insure their proper physical and mental development. Combined with fresh air, pure water, daily exercise, a gentle lifestyle and nurturing relationships, what we eat truly creates a body and baby who radiate health and happiness.”

A Surprise Breech at Home

E-News 2015.8.19

We were so excited to meet our baby! We had not had a single ultrasound during the pregnancy. We felt confident in our midwife and reassured by the sound of our child’s strong heartbeat. … The baby had been head down and in an opportune position for weeks now, as felt by two midwives. We had every reason to expect a safe and beautiful homebirth. Breech Birth is the theme of the current issue of Midwifery Today E-News. Sign Up for Free Newsletter ] Read More

Global Birth Models

Article 2015.8.10

We have chosen five key factors that cut across all projects featured. All of these key ingredients are aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates. In order to fully grasp the “secret sauce” of each model, the five factors combined with other innovative aspects will paint a picture of what has been effective and why. 1) Sustainability—the ability to meet basic commitments and needs on an ongoing basis for the communities in which they work. Note that the ability to be self-sustaining is a goal of some projects and a fulfilled promise for others at this point in time.

Posterior Questions and Answers

Article 2015.7.13

’Why Can It Be a Problem? It can be considered a problem to labor with a posterior baby, but it isn’t always! I have had moms without complaint give birth to a posterior baby and be surprised when baby came out looking up at them! However, mom may complain of more back pain, and labor may take a bit or a lot longer (but how do we really know?).” Read More

If you want to be to be a Midwife…

Featured Product 2015.9.18

…you need this book. Paths to Becoming a Midwife: Getting an Education is just what any aspiring midwife needs! The fourth edition of this book includes several new articles on the various midwifery philosophies, new information on becoming an apprentice, dozens of recently updated articles, and a current directory of more than 150 schools, programs and other resources. View Product

Trick of the Trade

Weekly Feature 2015.9.27 NEW!

After the breech baby turns, continue to place music at the bottom of the abdomen to encourage the baby to stay head down. I have seen it work so many times that I routinely recommend 'musical version' to anyone with a breech presentation.

— Kathy Herron, E-News 2:7

Quotable Quote

Weekly Feature 2015.9.27 NEW!

We must give women the opportunity to challenge their fears, to work with them and birth through them. Not only will this change each woman, it will change the political and medical climate in which they make these choices.

— Connee L. Pike-Urlacher