Mary Lou Singleton is a mother, midwife, and herbalist who lives and practices in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is also a certified Permaculture teacher and designer with a passion for helping families live healthier, more sustainable lives. She welcomes feedback and collaboration and can be reached at 505-266-5762 or [email protected].
Photo by The Matter of Food
A midwife and herbalist discusses the practice of (and in some cases, requirement for) the use of antibiotics in labor for women with group B strep and the potentially lifelong negative outcome for babies. She also offers some age-old alternatives to this regimen.
Read more…. Group B Strep Prophylaxis: What Are We Creating?
Photo by Khara Woods
Midwives, our sisters are in danger. The medical industry has co-opted them, commodified them and is now not-so-gradually eliminating them. Our allies in women’s health and the healing of birth are disappearing so quickly as to pose the terrible possibility that our daughters won’t have access to the help they provide.
Read more…. Saving Our Endangered Midwifery Allies