Midwifery Today Issue 38
Summer 1996 Theme: Postmaturity
This mini-theme explores some of the dilemmas and scenarios of transporting clients to the hospital.
Accepting the unacceptable
Until Erin's birth, I had never considered I would not be able to free a baby from the grip of shoulder dystocia.
Normalizing the breech delivery
While demanding respect, breech deliveries do not necessarily pose greater risk to either mother or her baby.
African-American midwifery: Past, present and future
What is the future of African-American midwifery, given its history and the state of our times?
A Crown for Cardelia
A sonnet crown about a homeless woman's birth.
Can we really use Super Glue instead of suture?
For several years, there has been increasing interest in this issue.
Postdates vs. postmaturity
Questions to keep in mind when assessing current postmaturity protocols.
Stretching every possible limit
"The challenges I faced can speak to many of us who serve women as they birth."
Calendars, clocks and choices
When do we become concerned if the baby isn't born on or around its expected dates?
Some thoughts on the issue of postmaturity
A recent online discussion provided a variety of responses, by Judy Edmunds.
Fetal movement chart
Instructions to help your clients with their all-important monitoring.
Impressions and fond memories
Judy writes about her experiences at the Pacific Rim International Conference.
Tricks of the Trade
Marion's Message - Sorrow at 43 weeks
Question of the Quarter
In My Opinion