Midwife MorningStar shares the beauty of waterbirth in her usual hypnotic and beautiful way. Read this article and learn about birth from one of the greats in modern-day midwifery.
Read more…. As Natural as Water Waterbirth and Instinctual Birth
Synthenia Rosa — synethiarosa.com
The maternal mortality rate in the United States is rising. What does that mean to those of us who live in this country?
Read more…. Why Are Mothers Dying?
Mother Health International—motherhealth.org
Mother Health has a Mobile Midwives program that sends midwives into rural villages each week to care for women who are unable to travel to the clinic. Reaching out to women in this way has facilitated a decrease in maternal and neonatal mortality in the area. Read more…. Mother Health International’s Mission and Model
Photo by Jenny Everett King
Midwife Mary Cooper has a wonderful way of sharing her wisdom with the readers of Midwifery Today. In this article, she highlights waterbirth.
Read more…. What a Difference a Little Water Makes
French obstetrician Michel Odent has developed an interesting way to assess labor in what he calls “the birthing pool test.” Read more…. The Birthing Pool Test
Photos by Fernando Molina
Midwifery Today conference teacher Fernando Molina shares some of his waterbirth experience from when he assisted births in Venezuela.
Read more…. Waterbirth Anecdotes from Puerto Ardaz, Venezuela (1996-2013)
When [birth] happens every day, and when it is fraught with decision-making, hospital policies and legal hoops to jump through, it is easy for those being held responsible for outcomes to forget that for each mother, her birth is a journey that is remembered for a lifetime. Read more…. VBAC: Very Beautiful and Courageous
Midwife Aubre Tompkins shares her experience with waterbirth at her birth center in Colorado.
Read more…. Waterbirth at Mountain Midwifery Center