Midwifery Today Issue 117

Issue 117

Spring 2016

Theme: 30th Anniversary, Celebrating Midwifery

We are pleased to be able to celebrate Midwifery Today’s 30-year anniversary with our readers for the Spring 2016 issue. To celebrate midwifery, we chose thirteen of our favorite articles from thirteen of our most loyal and devoted writers and reprinted them in this anniversary edition. You will be able to read from the best of the best, including Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin, Michel Odent, Robin Lim, Sister MorningStar, Gail Tully, Elizabeth Davis and others, as we continue to provide you with only the best and evidence-based information surrounding childbirth. This issue also features some great new articles, including one about institutional biases in birth research—a must read! As an additional way to celebrate our readers and writers, we are pleased to announce that this issue will have our first ever color cover. Here’s to 30 more years!

Cover photo by Natasha Hance (birthunscripted.com). Natasha is a mother of five who has a deep passion for birth photography. She photographs births in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas as NHance Photography and Birth Unscripted. She also teaches birth photography workshops with Birth Stories [101].Pictured: Roman was born in a beautiful waterbirth at a birth center with midwives. His big sister’s birth became a popular YouTube video, “Birth of Sloane.” This video has been viewed almost 7 million times and has inspired many women to consider midwifery care and waterbirth.

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  • Poetry
  • From the Editor
    Midwifery Today’s editor-in-chief celebrates MT’s 30-year anniversary by honoring 13 of the magazine’s most loyal contributors and gentle birth advocates.
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Marion’s Message
    Birthing women deserve optimal care and a chance to give birth in the safest way for mom and baby. The new ACOG guidelines and the work of Ariadne Labs and their associates can provide long-term benefits.
  • IAPBP 2016 Image Competition Winners
  • Media Reviews
  • Classified Advertising
  • Photo Album


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