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A Thousand Hats: Each Midwife’s Role(s)

There is a nursery rhyme that goes “Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief.” Read more…. A Thousand Hats: Each Midwife’s Role(s)

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

Mothers’ Voices: Midwifery Care Makes the Difference

Midwives the world over provide women with health care antenatally, during birth, postpartum, and when breastfeeding and raising young children. They provide education in all of these fields, as well as in family spacing, and also provide care in women’s general health. Midwives in different countries will have different regulations and rules for what care they can give, but all assist women during these transitional times of their lives. Read more…. Mothers’ Voices: Midwifery Care Makes the Difference

Pass It On

When I entered the world of birth and midwifery in 1985, pregnant with my first child and determined to have a natural birth, there was no internet, no social media, and no famous overnight “influencers,” as we know them today. Read more…. Pass It On

Enthusiastic About Birth

What is it about midwives and doulas that we just love birth, all kinds of birth? When we are around birth we are just over the moon and mostly ready to tell the story of that birth. Read more…. Enthusiastic About Birth

Media Reviews – Issue 139

Media Reviews – Issue 139
For Generations: A Midwife’s Tale of Hope and Help for Drug Addicted Pregnant Women and Their Families, by Mary Earhart

Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine, by Hannah Dahlen, Bashi Kumar-Hazard, and Virginia Schmied Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 139

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