Nechama Wildanah, CPM, is a homebirth midwife in the Boston area, through her practice MotherRoot Midwifery, a member of Circle of Health International and the coordinator of the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance Basic Midwifery Course. She is starting public health school in September, with a focus on maternal health and midwifery access. You can learn more about COHI or make a donation at www.cohintl.org.
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Several months after a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, many residents are still living in tent cities such as the one pictured here.
A midwife working with laboring mothers in a still-devastated Haiti, is empowered and amazed by the tireless midwives she meets who are “single-handedly making such a big difference in women’s lives and the region at large.”
Read more…. We’ll Grow Back When the Rain Comes: An Update from Haiti
Photo by Julie Johnson
The author explores the concept of tradition as something that is fluid and conscious, by drawing on her own evolving relationships with two tradition-rich cultures: midwifery and the Orthodox Jewish community in which she was raised.
Read more…. Becoming Tradition