Midwifery Today Issue 38

Midwifery Today Issue 38

Summer 1996 Theme: Postmaturity
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Transporting
Anne Stohrer, M.D., Gail Hart, Valerie Morris, Belinda Lassen, CNM, and Jan Tritten
This mini-theme explores some of the dilemmas and scenarios of transporting clients to the hospital.
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Accepting the unacceptable
Katherine Jensen, CNM
Until Erin's birth, I had never considered I would not be able to free a baby from the grip of shoulder dystocia.
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Normalizing the breech delivery
Valerie El Halta, CPM
While demanding respect, breech deliveries do not necessarily pose greater risk to either mother or her baby.
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African-American midwifery: Past, present and future
Karen Salt
What is the future of African-American midwifery, given its history and the state of our times?

Other Features

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A Crown for Cardelia
Karen Lee Hones
A sonnet crown about a homeless woman's birth.
13
Can we really use Super Glue instead of suture?
Anne Frye
For several years, there has been increasing interest in this issue.
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Postdates vs. postmaturity
An overview by Anne Frye
Questions to keep in mind when assessing current postmaturity protocols.
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Stretching every possible limit
Maria C. Wolford
"The challenges I faced can speak to many of us who serve women as they birth."
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Calendars, clocks and choices
Valerie El Halta, CPM
When do we become concerned if the baby isn't born on or around its expected dates?
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Some thoughts on the issue of postmaturity
Deb Phillips, Linda Lieberman and Gail Hart
A recent online discussion provided a variety of responses, by Judy Edmunds.
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Fetal movement chart
Instructions to help your clients with their all-important monitoring.
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Impressions and fond memories
Judy Edmunds
Judy writes about her experiences at the Pacific Rim International Conference.

Departments

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Editor's Page
4
Poetry
7
Networking
10
Tricks of the Trade
11
Marion's Message - Sorrow at 43 weeks
12
Question of the Quarter
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Media Reviews
46
News
48
Journal Abstracts
49
Calendar
50
Classified Advertising
53
In My Opinion
55
Photo Album

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