Midwifery Today Conference Strasbourg, France • 19–24 October 2016 “Birth Is a Human Rights Issue” Marketing Flyer (English) (opens a PDF) Event Program (English) (opens a PDF) Contenu Des Sessions (en français) (opens a PDF) Imprimable Combinaison (en français) (opens a PDF) Conference Overview From Midwifery Today E-News editorial by Jan Tritten The recent Midwifery… Read more…. Strasbourg, France, 2016
Midwifery Today Conference Eugene, Oregon • April 5–9, 2017 “The Heart and Science of Birth” Archived Conference Program PDF Welcome to Eugene! [Letter in event program to participants] We are so thrilled to welcome you to our conference. We will spend the next five days learning, sharing, networking and loving each other! Our teachers and… Read more…. Eugene Conference 2017
Midwifery Today Conference Helsinki, Finland • 4–8 October 2017 “Trust, Intimacy and Love—The Chemistry of Connection” Photo by Lynsey Stone—dfwbirthphotographer.com Preregistration for this conference is closed, however walk-ins are welcome. For easy registration, fill out this form, print it out and bring the form, proof of full-time student status if applicable, and your payment to… Read more…. Finland Conference 2017
From her many years of experience, midwife Marlene Waechter shares her wisdom of premature birth and what she feels are its main causes.
Read more…. Malnutrition, Unhealthy Lifestyles and Scheduled Deliveries: The Causes of Prematurity
In honor of Midwifery Today’s 100th
We asked you, our readers and Facebook friends,
to share the midwifery-related people, places and things you love.
Read more…. We asked; you answered! – Issue 100
Jan discusses how midwives can help with a problem that is rarely discussed: the impact of becoming a father on men who were abused. Read more…. Fathers Who Were Abused
I found out I was pregnant in June of ’94 and suddenly everything was different for me. It was as if I had a gun to my head; I had to get better RIGHT NOW. I was convinced that if I didn’t I was going to be the worst mother on the planet. – from Shakta’s story Read more…. Listening to Survivor Moms
One of my most important roles in my midwifery life is that of encourager. My desire is that you carry out the dreams given to you – and I know you have them. I delight in telling about people carrying out their dreams as a way, hopefully, to inspire you. Read more…. Birth Change
Photo by Tim Marshall
I was fortunate to be part of a conversation on networks at a Midwifery Today conference and wanted to elaborate on some of the discussion. When we initially began discussing networks, people were very excited and enthused; several people in the group had started successful birth networks for women in their communities.
Read more…. Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Networks in the Birth Community
Photo by Robina Weermeijer
Dystocia has not only physical causes, but emotional and psychological ones. This article identifies those causes and suggests some strategies that women and their carers can use to avoid or minimize this problem.
Read more…. Psychological and Emotional Dystocia
Photo by Luis Galvez
Frequent Midwifery Today contributor, Piper Martin, discusses the effect of sexual abuse on pregnancy and birth and suggests some homeopathic treatments.
Read more…. Sexual Abuse and Pregnancy—A Homeopath’s Perspective
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Meredith Casella with postoperative fistula patients in Dubie, Democratic Republic of Congo (2007)
In compelling dispatches from the field, nurse-midwife Meredith Casella documents her experiences in Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
Read more…. Letters from the Field: From the Congo to Chad