Midwifery Today Issue 37

Midwifery Today Issue 37

Spring 1996 Theme: The Threat of Technology
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Vaginal ultrasound: Diagnostic aid or tool of abuse
Marion Toepke McLean, CNM
This test has its advantages, but must be used with prudence.
22
Urban guerrilla midwives
Sharon Merecki, CNM, and Miday Belden, CNM
"The daily realities of midwifing in a large tertiary care center challenge us…."
25
No heroics, just love
The baby's heart defect was not compatible with life.
32
This man loves midwives
Poppy Shell
Marsden Wagner has promoted midwifery through his writing and lectures.

Other Features

6
Janine DeBaise
Thoughts taken from the dreams of 200 women.
12
With scars in my uterus and heart
Cheryl Ettinger
How can we protect women from technology, yet follow our protocols?
14
Knitting needles, cameras and electronic fetal monitors
Michel Odent, M.D.
A cultural misunderstanding of birth physiology threatens women.
17
A blending of two worlds
Sharon Glass Jonquil, CNM
Modern midwifery is an uneasy balance of brain and tool vs. heart and hands.
19
The pain of labour
Andrea Robertson
It hurts to give birth. But there is a special biological role for that pain.
23
The belly of the beast
Roxi Augustine, RN
"I make a profound difference in the women's lives that I touch."
29
A grand triumph
Judy Edmunds
A woman succeeds in having a homebirth, despite her doctor's wishes.
33
Pursuing the Birth Machine
An update by Marsden Wagner, M.D.
Important new information has become available on some technologies.
34
Searching for appropriate birth technology
Robert and Rosalind Weston
A review of Pursuing the Birth Machine.

Departments

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Editor's Page
4
Poetry
7
Networking
10
Tricks of the Trade
11
Marion's Message
27
Question of the Quarter
44
Media Reviews
46
News
48
Journal Abstracts
49
Calendar
50
Classified Advertising
53
In My Opinion
55
Photo Album

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