Midwifery Today Magazine
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Midwifery Today Magazine is the perfect way to keep up with changes in the birth world, while maintaining a busy schedule. The print edition of the magazine was discontinued after the Winter 2019 Issue, #132. Now, completely digital, the magazine content is accessible from any website browser on any device. You can also order a back issue to take with you to a birth or read at home when you have some downtime.
Midwives, doulas, and other birth practitioners share their experiences, tricks, and inspiring birth stories that will reinforce your dedication to birthing women. Mothers write about inspirational births and challenges they face. Learn about the latest scientific studies that support physiological birth, recently published books to help you and the women you serve, midwives in history, and birth practices from around the world. Be part of an international community of birth practitioners and women in their childbearing year!
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Why should you read Midwifery Today Magazine?
Great Writers: You’ll be able to read material by some of the best birth writers in the world: passionate, informed women and men with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
- Sister MorningStar
- Elizabeth Davis
- Robin Lim
- Michel Odent
- Susun Weed
- Ina May Gaskin
- Jane Beal
- Judy Slome Cohain
- Marlene Waechter
You’ll also discover new authors: midwives and doulas, mothers and grandmothers—people just like you. Our diversity of writers gives you a look at birth and midwifery from many viewpoints.
Vital Topics: You’ll get an in-depth look at an important topic in each quarterly issue, with several articles devoted to the issue theme. View upcoming editorial themes. Past themes have included:
- Birth Is a Human Rights Issue
- Core Midwifery Skills
- Group B Strep
- Umbilical Cord
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Second Stage
In addition to the issue theme, we also have regular columns by Jan Tritten, Marion Toepke McLean, and Michel Odent. You’ll also be able to read other articles on a wide variety of relevant subjects. Past issues have included articles on:
- Postpartum Mood Disorders
- Why Choose Homebirth?
- Delayed Cord Clamping
- The Microbiome
- Prolonged Labor
- Midwifery Education
- Using Herbs in Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
- Midwives in History
- Inspiring Homebirths
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Postdate Pregnancy
Birth Wisdom and Inspiration: You’ll appreciate the quiet wisdom of Marion’s Message, a regular column written by nurse-midwife Marion Toepke McLean, who has extensive experience in home, hospital, and birth center births. You’ll discover ways to become a better birth practitioner with the short tips and tricks in Tricks of the Trade column. You’ll keep up-to-date on birth-related books and videos when you read Media Reviews. You’ll remember and rejoice in the wonder of the everyday miracle of birth when you see the beautiful photography and read the inspirational poetry. You’ll also find useful ads, which give you information about products and services of interest to midwives, aspiring midwives, doulas, and other birth professionals, as well as to new and expectant parents.
Born of the need for a unifying force in the midwifery movement, Midwifery Today magazine has been supporting, encouraging, and educating midwives and other birth practitioners since 1987. Midwifery Today, Inc., is committed to promoting safe, healthy, and happy outcomes for mothers and babies, and believes that the midwifery model of non-interventive, preventive care should be the standard of care throughout the world.
Thank You, Midwifery Today
I really enjoy Midwifery Today and read it as soon as it arrives. I work in a medically dominated hospital in England, so it is very refreshing to get an alternative view from a global perspective. Fortunately, the hospital where I work has a progressive head of midwifery who encourages midwives to work autonomously and practice in midwife care schemes. It is not always possible to give the care that women would ideally like when governed by procedures and protocols, but we are striving to meet the needs of the women in our care by being more flexible. Midwifery Today is an invaluable journal for all midwives and students to guide them in their practice.
I am a self-study student from Texas. I cannot express how Midwifery Today has made a difference in my education. As a student, I am on a limited budget, and have been unable to afford a subscription, so I borrow any and every MT I can get my hands on. This has become one of the single greatest resources for my educational process. I am so grateful to all of the midwives who have given their knowledge so that we can learn. I have truly learned more from my devouring MT than any text on the market. I just read the latest issue … and again you have done a brilliant job. Thank you so much.