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The Birthkit Issue Number 38 (Summer 2003)
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Summer 2003
  * An Amish Birth Story by Jennifer Williams, CPM
  * How to Treat a Vaginal Infection with a Clove of Garlic by Judy Slome Cohain, CNM, who has run a homebirth practice in Israel since 1983
  * Humility in Sisterhood by Alyssa Martin, an article by a CPM living in Colorado who meets with three other homebirth midwives in the area as a means of peer review and support.
  * Word Magic by Gloria Lemay, an article about changing birth by changing our language and way of speaking. For example, advise clients to ask for what they want, not what they don't want. "I don't want an episiotomy" becomes "I want an intact perineum."
  * Midwife's Journal by Jerry Whiting, features a family that includes seven women whose births Jerry attended. He details how the stronger women helped the others overcome their fears about birth.
  * Traditional Midwifery in Rural Ukraine by Olena Boryak details the special role that midwives held in rural Ukraine in the twilight of 19th and 20th centuries. It was one of spiritual, as well as practical, significance.
  * All That is Dark and Beautiful, Beheld in Her Eyes by Leilah McCracken. A story of Birth's sadness at the state of things today and her retreat into the background.

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