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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

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

Future-Thinking Midwifery Education: Birthing the Midwives We Need

The most exciting thing to me about the future of midwifery is the non-traditional nature of midwifery education in America and the potential it has to become a model for the world. Student midwives can train by apprenticeship at the same time they also earn college degrees in midwifery, without ever leaving their home community. This is a game-changer. Read more…. Future-Thinking Midwifery Education: Birthing the Midwives We Need

Weaving the Sacred into Clinical Practice in the Wake of a Global Pandemic

Numerous studies have been done researching the impact of stress on birthing women and how it can affect labor and the newborn. Statistics continue to confirm the relationship of cortisol and adrenaline with an increase in postpartum hemorrhage, fetal distress in labor, and the need for post-birth resuscitative measures. This is not that kind of article. Read more…. Weaving the Sacred into Clinical Practice in the Wake of a Global Pandemic

Expecting the Unexpected

I am beginning to feel a little like Forrest Gump when he said, “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” I would change it to “Birth is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get!” Read more…. Expecting the Unexpected

Media Reviews – Issue 138

Midwifery Today Media Reviews, Issue 138. Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 138

It’s Conference Planning Time Again!

Jan tells us about the conferences—US and international—being planned now that the pandemic has settled down. Read more…. It’s Conference Planning Time Again!

Anti-D: Reflecting on a Journey

Some 25 years ago, two pregnant women asked me the same question within weeks of each other. This is perhaps not that remarkable a statement from a midwife. We do, after all, answer questions and offer information for a living. Read more…. Anti-D: Reflecting on a Journey

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