Theme: International Midwifery
Midwifery is a global issue and its practice varies around the world. This issue of the magazine, dedicated to International Midwifery, reflects those variations—from Asia to Europe to Africa, and beyond—and describes challenges that mothers, midwives, and doulas face in successfully navigating the perinatal period. In addition to the international articles, stunning photography, media reviews and news, this issue also includes clinical articles on recovering from hemorrhage, perinatal OCD, and the essentials for a pregnancy diet, among others.
Cover photo by EvaDiana Iguaran (evadiana.com). One of the single most powerful, transformative, and awe-inspiring moments in a person’s life takes place at the long-anticipated arrival of her precious child. How do you capture these priceless moments of boundless joy and wonderment made manifest in this perfect angel? Eva, of EvaDiana Photography and Birth Video, has been doing just that since 2008. She is professional, creative, and has a keen eye for preserving such moments. Her birth videos, set to specially selected music, complement and amplify the overwhelming love and tenderness of this beautiful occasion. Eva has donated her time and talent to Haitian families, with some of her work going viral. Ever seeking a challenge, Eva has future plans to become a midwife. You can subscribe to her YouTube Channel.
Pictured: Beautiful pregnant mother in Haiti receiving prenatal care from MamaBaby Haiti during a mobile clinic. She had a glow so I asked her to pose. She thought that was funny. Please donate! mamababyhaiti.org/donate
We offer our deepest gratitude to our print subscribers for your love and support over the past 33 years. We have been on a special journey together. Midwifery Today has been working in print since 1986 and some of you have been with us from the beginning. We have published a total of 132 issues. This change from print to electronic is not an end, but a new beginning into an interesting new endeavor we began last year with our membership area. We hope you will journey with us as we take this path into the fascinating world of online publishing.
- From the Editor
Editor Jan Tritten shares her story of birth trauma and using it to keep her passion alive.
- Tricks of the Trade
- Quote of the Quarter
- Marion’s Message .
- Midwifery & Childbirth News
- Media Reviews
- Wisdom of the Midwives
- Photo Album
- Newborn Care in the Context of a Developing Country—Vicki Penwell
This is the third in a series on how the provision of maternity care is different in the context of a developing country. It addresses the problems and challenges faced when providing newborn care
- Do We Need Midwives?—Michel Odent
- Recovering from a Shocking Hemorrhage—Beth S. Barbeau
- Pregnancy Diet: Birth Outcome Depends Less on Diet than on Frequent Use of Interventions in Hospital Birth—Judy Slome Cohain
Will a vegetarian or vegan diet lead to complications in pregnancy or birth? Learn about the essentials needed for eating in pregnancy.
- Birth in France: The Maisons de Naissance Experimental Project and the Horizon of Homebirth—Cynthia Ingar
- A Simple Birth—Charis Cooper
- The Spectrum of Traditions in Childbirth in Mexico—Alison Bastien
- Rose and Saffira’s Birth—Beth Laskin
- Considerations for a Prenatal Detection Tool for Vulnerable Pregnant Women: (Dissonant) Voices of Social Workers and Midwives—Valérie Vanceulebroeck, with Britt Dehertogh, Inge Meyvis, Miek Brouns, and Saskia Van Besauw
- A Midwife and Her Wheels—Nancy Wainer
- Bridging the Gap between Home and Hospital: Pre-labor Doula Service in Hayi Mom Maternity Home—Hongyu Zhang and Mei Chen
- Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder—Andy Young
When a woman develops OCD during pregnancy or after birth, it can have an adverse effect on her relationship with her baby. This article explains how a doula can provide support to help her through this time.
- Clinical Research and the Shortage of Midwives in Northeastern Nigerian Primary Health Care Centres—Anna Ishaku
- Integrating Maternity Care in China—Irene Chain Kalinowski and Mengxue
- All She Wanted Was Her Socks: Bolivia’s First Doula—R. Gurley
- Country Contacts
- Mercy In Action’s Diploma in International Midwifery and Maternal/Child Health—Jamie Dellesky
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