Midwifery Today Issue 43

Issue 43

Autumn 1997

Midwifery Today Issue 43 Theme: Birth Change

There are plenty of ways to initiate positive change in the choices women have about how they birth their babies. Several authors in Issue 43, including midwives, an anthropologist, a researcher, a doctor, a waterbirth expert and more tell us how to stand tall, accept the challenge to be a birth change agent, and take action. The International Midwife section explains how birth change is happening in Israel, Honduras, Poland and other places around the world.

The cover photograph is by Lise Alexander of Vancouver, Washington.

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  • Accept the Challenge to Change—Judy Edmunds
  • Talking with Robbie Davis-Floyd—Joel Southern
  • Toward Birth Change—Karen Salt
  • Post-Dates Pregnancy—Elaine Friesen
  • Preparing for the Post-Electronic Birthing Age—Michel Odent
  • AIMS: Right on Target—Beverley Beech
  • Start with the Small Circle: An Interview with Elizabeth Davis—Cher Mikkola
  • How to Use the Medical Literature for Fun and Profit—Henci Goer
  • Ethics and Common Sense vs. Protocols: A Postpartum Emergency—Gina M. Farber
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hemorrhage—Valerie Hobbs
  • Integrating Waterbirth into Maternity Care: An Agent for Change—Barbara Harper
  • Prenatal Testing: A Thoughtful Perspective—Jean Lindquist

International Midwife

  • A Return to Normal Birth—Henny Ligtermoet
  • Reclaiming Partnership in Birth—Joan Donley
  • Birth in Honduras: A Source of Women’s Self-Esteem—Sarah Dalle
  • The Midwives of Hadassah, Ein Kerem—Sharon Glass Jonquil
  • Bridges of Understanding: Midwifery in Mexico—Laura Cao Romero
  • Mexico: Keeping Midwifery Alive—Guadalupe Trueba
  • Birth Balls—Joy Johnston


  • From the Editor
  • Poetry: “Christina Elena”
  • Networking
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Marion’s Message
  • Question of the Quarter
  • Journal Abstracts
  • Media Reviews
  • News
  • Calendar
  • Classified Advertising
  • Photo Album

International Midwife

  • From the Editor
  • Cards and Letters
  • Initiating Change: A Rural Hospital in Poland
  • International News
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