Lilac Girl, by Jennifer Graf Groneberg. A friend observes the ups and downs of a homebirth in juxtaposition to the mundane aspects of dawn.
The Gift of Unassisted Birth, by Jill Cohen. The Birthkitís Associate Editor shares her thought on attending a planned unassisted birth.
You Want Your Baby to Smile, by Jock Doubleday. Another excerpt from his book, Spontaneous Creation: 101 Reasons Not to Have Your Baby in a Hospital, Volume 1.
Varicosities in Pregnancy, by Demetria Clark. A primer on treating varicosities in pregnancy with herbs and homeopathic remedies. Information on various methods for preparing herbs.
Breastfeeding and Birth, by Marilyn Stollmeyer. We all know that breast is best. This author shares studies on the cause-and-effect between birth treatment and breastfeeding problems.
My First Severe Shoulder Dystocia, by Debbie Diaz Ortiz. A birth story by a midwife who successfully dealt with shoulder dystocia.
Toxoplasmosis and Your Baby, by Cheryl K. Smith. Many women worry about getting toxoplasmosis when they are pregnant. Midwifery Todayís Managing Editor tells everything you ever wanted to know about this disease, in a Q&A format.
Staccatos—short summaries of current medical perinatal research.
Lost, a poem by Carol Graser.