Midwifery Today needs your help so we can continue to help others become midwives or doulas, provide worldwide birth education, and lead more women to have better births.
Midwifery Today has a history of serving the needs of midwives and other practitioners, as well as moms. We have coordinated 85 conferences in 18 different countries. Since her inception, we have published 143 magazines and sent out 24 years of issues of our free newsletter Midwifery Today E-news. All of this has helped us spread the word about the good birth all over the world.
We have helped provide the best information on a variety of subjects related to birth—with a focus on clinical knowledge—to practitioners everywhere. Insight, inspiration, and information are our specialties. Many midwives have told me they were ready to quit midwifery but then attended a Midwifery Today conference, which changed their minds. These are some of the best midwives who have continued to practice and to help change birth practices all over the world. There is nothing quite like Midwifery Today. She is like a stone thrown in a pool, creating rings of joy and hope.
Throughout the years, we have been able to offer many scholarships to our conferences, helping traditional and indigenous midwives as well as beginning students. Our reach has extended from China to Russia and from Fiji to France. We have always focused on the needs of our teachers, readers, and registrants—thinking hard as we prepared programs that would be most helpful for practitioners to teach, learn about, or write about.
I recently received a sweet text message from a friend, who said, “I miss seeing you at the MT conferences. You made a profound impact on the way I practiced. You noticed me post-conference on the first day, sitting alone in lobby, contemplating if I belonged as a nurse. Your words of encouragement, your kindness, and your inclusiveness made such a difference!” She went on to help her hospital to become more baby-friendly and mom-focused. She didn’t stop there, but went on to several homebirth practices and to organizing four freestanding birth centers, thus helping so many women have great births—all beginning with words at a Midwifery Today conference!