Midwifery Today, Issue 9, Spring 1989

Theme:  Midwifery Yesterday

Since jaundice is a somewhat common problem in newborns, is home phototherapy an option? This alternative gets a close look in Issue 9, as does the challenge of communicating effectively with clients during pelvic exams. A startling story of an insurance company dictating compulsory cesareans discusses in detail the outdated maxim “once a cesarean, always a cesarean.” An article on rituals of pregnancy and birth gives an overview of how these two passages can be celebrated, and various authors delve into “midwifery yesterday”—a revealing look at midwifery’s not-too-distant past.

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