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The Birthkit Issue Number 49 (Spring 2006)
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Spring 2006

My Experience with Waterbirth, by Kenna Fultz. A first-time mother tells how waterbirth provided her with a positive experience.

Good-bye to a Dear Friend, by Jill Cohen. This editorial is a tribute to Jeannine Parvati Baker.

The Magic of Castor Oil, by Elaine Montgomery with a response from Noreen Fehr. A short discussion of the psychological use of castor oil in labor induction.

The Gift of Parenthood: Surrogacy, by Chrissy Hustler. The author shares an unusual midwifery experience.

Sacred birth, by Robyn Sheldon. A look at the spiritual aspects of birth.

VBAC after Three Cesareans, by Judy Slome Cohain. VBACs, court orders, the right to refuse treatment and the powers of women are discussed.

Nature’s Perfect Food: Colostrum, by Cheryl K. Smith. Read about colostrum—what it is, what it does, and why it’s so important.

A Day in the Life of a Midwife, by Jerry Whiting. Jerry Whiting shares a sampling of his life as a midwife in Mexico.

Creativity and Birth, by Kathleen Furin. Kathleen Furin discusses the connections between creativity and birth.

Homebirth on Hickory Street, by Kalaya Lee Minatra Riccio. The author shares the story of her first birth—“intense yet serene.”

When the Forest Was Green and “Aunti Puckett’s”, by Dennis Norville. Two poems about Orlean Puckett, acclaimed mountain midwife.

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