Sneak Peek at the Print Magazine Winter Issue: Birth and the Microbiome

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“To better guide our pregnant mommas during prenatal care, birth and breastfeeding, we first must understand how the microorganisms in our intestinal flora have much influence on our health, orchestrating our emotional and physical well-being and aiming to help us to prevent chronic diseases later in our lives. Yes, it sounds paradoxical, since historically, we have been taught to think of bacteria as disease-causing agents.” READ MORE of this article by Fernando Molina

Postpartum Hemorrhage in Bali: A Day at Bumi Sehat

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“Sita came to Bumi Sehat to have a gentle childbirth. Because she was a brand new doctor, her colleagues had spent nine months trying to convince her to “just have a cesarean.” She told me that most of the doctors she knows no longer believe in the natural process of childbearing. Babies have become like a commodity, something of great value, which must be “delivered” in perfect condition.” Read more of this article by Robin Lim excerpted in the current issue of Midwifery Today E-News. Sign Up for Free Newsletter ] Read More

How a Checklist Promotes Human Rights in Childbirth

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As someone who has witnessed decades of human rights violations in my work as a midwife among the poor in Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as in America, I know I am not alone in desperately wanting things to be different for women, especially the poor and disenfranchised who suffer the most. Read More

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What If, What For and What Now? Human Rights and Cultural Rights in Childbirth

Article 2016.11.15

We have grown a world where mutual recognition of respect and autonomy is not enough. Human rights must become legal rights in our complex global social structures. Education about human rights becomes equally important. [Photo by Monet Moutrie] Read More

The Right to Challenge Tradition and Cultural Conditioning

Article 2016.11.2

…we have reached the limits of the domination of Nature, since on a planetary scale, the number of women who give birth to babies and placentas thanks to the release of a “cocktail of love hormones” is becoming insignificant. What is more, immediately after birth, the immune system of most human beings does not start its education among a great diversity of familiar microbes. [Photo by XXX] Read More

Birth Is a Human Rights Issue

Article 2016.10.19

cbabreas (3K)It is important to realize that the health of the mother and baby are deeply dependent on what happens in pregnancy, birth and in the hours and months after birth. These are life-altering days often referred to as the childbearing year. [Photo by Caroline E. Brown] Read More

Learn about being a midwife’s assistant

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The 2-DVD set, Midwife’s Assistant Orientation for the Student Midwife, features a combination of live workshops and demonstrations that will help you prepare for clinical site training and experience. It also includes detailed instructions for many emergencies, as well as role-play of various scenarios such as waterbirth procedures and neonatal resuscitation. If you’re a student midwife or know someone who is, this DVD is a must-have! View Product

EmerGently Brochure Available—Birth Is Normal!

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This pamphlet was designed by the Global Midwifery Council to address the crisis in childbirth worldwide. Simple graphics depict the most essential guidelines for a normal, healthy birth. Communicating directly without even the need for language, it is designed to assist safe birth in the deepest reaches of the planet. Available as a free download or durable glossy brochures to put in clinics, shelters, fire and police stations, libraries, schools and hospitals.

Trick of the Trade

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Bromaline (derived from fresh pineapple) in the diet for a long period of time has been used to reduce scar tissue. Also, using tampons can block the flow of blood, forcing endometrial tissue and old blood back up into the fallopian tubes, which can cause toxic shock and possibly eventual endometriosis.

— R., E-News 2:14

Quotable Quote

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Recall may be affected by the vividness of information: Is it not easier to remember the story about the emergency transfer for cord prolapse than the story about the woman who labored for two hours and gave birth gently at home?

— Sara Wickham