Meet Robin Lim at our Germany Conference!

Conference 2015.7.31

Walk-ins are welcome at our conference in Bad Wildbad, Germany, which begins October 21. Robin is a mother, grandmother, author, poet, midwife and educator who lives in Bali with her husband and children. She is a founder and executive director for Yayasan Ibu Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali and splits her time between the birth center and the Tsunami Relief Clinic in Samatiga Aceh, Sumatra. She will be teaching or co-teaching several classes, including Human Rights Issue: Premature Cord Cutting, Solving Common Complications and Pillars of Midwifery: Insight, Information and Intuition. Part of our conference in Bad Wildbad, Germany. Learn More

VBAC: Very Beautiful And Courageous

Article 2015.10.12 NEW!

Excerpt: There was once a time, not so very long ago, when everyone knew that death was a possible outcome of birth. Midwives and doctors were called to help because they were the ones with the knowledge and experience, but they were not blamed if death came knocking. There was sadness. There was grief. But it was integrated in the realm of their spiritual beliefs.

What are alternative remedies for birth?

Conference 2015.10.6

Learn about herbs, homeopathics and other natural remedies in pregnancy, birth and postpartum from Diane Goslin and Janice Marsh-Prelesnik. They will also explain practical uses of these remedies for your clients’ ailments and complications. Part of our conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Learn More

What does Optimal MotherBaby Friendly Care mean to you?

Conference 2015.10.12 NEW!

Join Debra Pascali-Bonaro and other International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) members for a day of inspiration, discussion and action, 20 October, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm in Bad Wildbad, Germany. Learn from those who have implemented the 10 Steps of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative around the world, including CNN Hero Midwife Robin Lim whose work in Indonesia, the Philippines and the recent disaster in Nepal show us how these 10 steps provide the keys to safe, gentle birth in any setting. The meeting is the day before the Midwifery Today Germany 2015 Conference. Learn More


Article 2015.9.29

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.

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

Fill Your Birth Library with Midwifery Today Back Issues

Featured Product 2015.10.6

Each quarterly issue of Midwifery Today magazine is packed full of birth news, insights and information. You’ll also get an in-depth look at an important topic, with several articles devoted to the issue theme. Look over the list of available issues, then order the ones you need to help improve your practice. View Product

Trick of the Trade

Weekly Feature 2015.10.11 NEW!

In addition to standard methods for dealing with vaginal yeast, I also recommend that women use vinegar in the final rinse water for their own briefs—cotton of course—and in their babies' nappy rinse water, and add a 'slosh' in baby's bath water. It works for wiping over mum's nipples, too.

— Laurelle, E-News 2:2

Quotable Quote

Weekly Feature 2015.10.11 NEW!

Midwives working with women is a perfect and time-proven partnership. Bureaucracy and birth is not.

— Jan Tritten