Issue 105

Spring 2013


Theme: Hemorrhage

Though hemorrhage is commonly thought of as a deadly situation of third world countries, it is increasingly present within the US. The management of the third stage of labor has had an impact on the occurrence of this potentially life-threatening problem. The pages of this issue are filled with wisdom from some of the most knowledgeable minds on the subject, such as Robim Lim of Indonesia, French obstetrician Michel Odent and midwife Marlene Waechter. You will also enjoy reading midwife Sister MorningStar’s thoughts on midwifery education and an emotionally charged piece written by a midwife’s story of her arrest. As always, we want to thank you for your support of the magazine. Enjoy!

Cover photo by Sophia Williams of Sophia’s Special Deliveries (www.sophiasspecialdeliveries .com). Sophia has been a doula since 2009 and is now starting her journey to becoming a homebirth midwife. She lives and photographs families in the North Bay of California (San Francisco Bay Area). She first learned about doulas and midwives when she was a nanny for a family who had a homebirth. That experience changed her life and she has never looked back.

Buy This Issue


  • Poetry
  • From the Editor
    Editor-in-Chief Jan Tritten shares her thoughts on hemorrhage. “The most important thing I can say about hemorrhage is, ‘Don’t cause one.’”
  • Networking
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Marion’s Message
    A very useful article that presents poverty as one of the causes of hemorrhage.
  • In My Opinion
  • Cards and Letters
  • Media Reviews
  • Discussions
  • Classified Advertising
  • Photo Album


International Midwife

  • An Update on the Netherlands—Robbie Davis-Floyd, Marjolein Faber, and Raymond De Vries
    A well-written and thorough update on the current birth situation in the Netherlands.
  • A Scholarship Solution and Grand Challenge from Mercy In ActionVicki Penwell
    Overseas midwife Vicki Penwell shares her scholarship program and challenges other organizations and midwifery schools to join her in her efforts.

= Membership Article.

Skip to content