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Trauma-informed Care for Midwives

Imagine being a survivor of trauma, seeking medical care or social services and being met with indifference, insensitivity, or hostility. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common for many individuals who have experienced trauma. That’s why trauma-informed care is so important. Read more…. Trauma-informed Care for Midwives

Media Reviews – Issue 145

Media Reviews – Issue 145 – Rebel Mama: Breaking Free from Motherhood Norms and Parenting from Within, A Journey into Being Knowing and Nurturing our Children as Spirit, 2nd ed, WOMB TO THRIVE The Missing Keys to Heal Yourself, Your Family and the Planet, Complementary Therapies for Postdates Pregnancy, and Birth Days: Inspiring Stories in Healing and Transformation in Childbirth Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 145

From the Editor: Aspects of Midwifery Education

Jan tells us about how she received her midwifery education, how it has changed over the years, and the role of Midwifery Today in educating midwives. Read more…. From the Editor: Aspects of Midwifery Education

Media Reviews – Issue 144

Media Reviews – Issue 144 – Crowning: True Stories of Birthing and Women In Nepal, by Geeta Pfau, A Woman of Firsts: The Midwife Who Changed the World, by Edna Adan Ismail, Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian, by Sarah C. Williams, and Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife, by Ingrid Andersson Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 144

Jan’s Corner: The Gorgeous Placenta

It is astounding how much midwives and doulas love and appreciate the placenta, while the general public treats it with an “eewww” attitude. We think of it as an incredible though short-lived organ that through it produces a beautiful baby. Most of us teach our families the beauty and function of the placenta. Before or after we have checked it for missing Read more…. Jan’s Corner: The Gorgeous Placenta

Two Particularities of the Human Placenta

We focus on two reasons why the human placenta is special. First, it is highly effective at transferring maternal antibodies toward the fetal bloodstream. Second, it is not eaten by the mother. Read more…. Two Particularities of the Human Placenta

Midwifery and Childbirth News – Issue 143

Midwifery and Childbirth News | Texas is No Place to Be Pregnant, Exposure to Pthalates Linked to Preterm Birth, Manganese Level and Preeclampsia Risk, Limited Coffee Safe in Pregnancy, Probiotics Improve Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy, and Migraine and Pregnancy Complications Read more…. Midwifery and Childbirth News – Issue 143

Midwifery as a Gift

Midwifery Today needs your help so we can continue to help others become midwives or doulas, provide worldwide birth education, and lead more women to have better births. Read more…. Midwifery as a Gift

Calling All Midwives….

We have a problem! Labor induction in the United States has more than tripled since 1990.
A first-time mom told me on social media, “It wasn’t even a discussion, it was: ‘this is what’s happening.’ It’s really hard to disagree with doctors or people in positions of authority—in particular when you’re in such a vulnerable position.”  Read more…. Calling All Midwives….

To Induce or Not to Induce? That is the Question

Hannah was 39 weeks and a few days pregnant with her first child one summer when she went to her scheduled prenatal appointment with her obstetrician/gynecologist. As a part of her examination, a late ultrasound was performed, and she was diagnosed with “low amniotic fluid.” Read more…. To Induce or Not to Induce? That is the Question

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