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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

From the Editor: Gratitude for Midwifery Today

The face of Midwifery Today is changing. I am retiring. Midwifery Today (MT) needs to live on, so I have found the ideal midwife-visionary to carry her into the next years: Lois Wilson. You can read a bit of her story here. Read more…. From the Editor: Gratitude for Midwifery Today

Become an Implementing Partner of the International Childbirth Initiative: A Model for Safety and Respect in Childbirth that Works in Every Setting, Everywhere in the World

Globally, there is the problem of the over-medicalization of childbirth, but there is also the problem of the under-utilization of lifesaving care, and marginalized people often suffer needlessly from lack, rather than overuse, of health care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. This quote from Miller et al. Read more…. Become an Implementing Partner of the International Childbirth Initiative: A Model for Safety and Respect in Childbirth that Works in Every Setting, Everywhere in the World

Media Reviews – Issue 141

Media Reviews – Issue 141 – The AIMS Guide to Giving Birth to Your Baby. Principal author: Deborah Neiger. 2021. (London: AIMS, £8, paperback.) Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 141

Midwives’ Roles

I remember when I first started midwifery in 1976—after my second child and first homebirth—I realized that being a midwife included so much more than prenatal care, birth, and postpartum care. We were counselors, nutritionists, life coaches (for a year, sometimes more). We were also childbirth educators and doulas (although that was not a word we knew back then). Our roles are many, diverse, and unique, depending on the mom we are working with. Read more…. Midwives’ Roles

From the Editor: Birth Evangelism

So many women go into their birth experience with fear, rather than believing in the strength of their bodies or the matter-of-factness of birth. Jan and Harriette illustrate this changed view of women’s bodies with an example seen at an art showing. Read more…. From the Editor: Birth Evangelism

Media Reviews

Media Reviews – Issue 140
“Planet Ocean: Our Mysterious Connections to Water,” by Michel Odent
“Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care,” by Renée Ann Cramer
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Five Essential Guiding Lights for Birth: Illuminating the Future of Midwifery

For compassionate, informed, powerful midwifery to continue evolving to its fullest potential in the twenty-first century, we need to expand our scope of guiding practices and principles beyond a single paradigm of any one system. Read more…. Five Essential Guiding Lights for Birth: Illuminating the Future of Midwifery

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