Sonnet to My Uterus. O gravid womb…
Read more…. Sonnet to My Uterus
A midwife who has practiced around the world ventures into working as a doula in London.
Read more…. With Woman, With Family
Complications can sometimes mar what seems to be a birth gone well. Learn about the sign of peripartum cardiomyopathy and its risk to moms. Read more…. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Snatched from the Hands of Death
I believe that doulas need to have some preparation for handling emergency clinical situations: not to take them on, but to be ready in case of an emergency. This is a somewhat unpopular view. However, doulas can never know what kind of situation they may find themselves in. For example, you may be the first to arrive at a homebirth, when the midwife gets a flat tire or, for some other reason, does not arrive in time for the birth. Read more…. The Doula’s Role
This doula and member of the Seneca Nation of Indians shares how she ensures that cultural aspects are included in the births of families she serves.
Read more…. The Indigenous Revival of Traditional Birth
Another sweet birth story.
Read more…. Rushes of Love
In the summer of 2015, Europe experienced one of the largest refugee crises in modern times. My native Austria had not seen such a high influx of scared and traumatized people since Hungarians fled their homes in 1956. The country was utterly unprepared. When Angela Merkel asked refugees to come to Germany, 90,000 people remained in Austria, a country of 8.7 million. This represented a 1% increase in the population of people with no way to support themselves and who were forced to rely on state aid.
Read more…. Doula Care for Refugee Families
The author shares her three-stage model of birth, which she believes is a more accurate reflection of what acutally happens in the body during this physiological experience.
Read more…. The Pulsatile Birth Model
A doula shares her experiences with birthing women, and how what may seem ideal or not-so-ideal to her can be different from how a family perceives it.
Read more…. The Ideal Birth
Diana Paul (photographs)
A slice of the life of semi-underground peace group of midwives in Israel and Palestine.
Read more…. Notes about Birth in Israel and Palestine
Katya Perkova, Sister, and Dr. Miriam Rose in the Republic of Karelia
Sister MorningStar bemoans the increasing difficulty of birthing with joy and no interventions, and tells stories of how instinctive birth can be.
Read more…. The Failure of Evidence-based Intellect in Protecting the Sacred Feminine
Jan Tritten, Midwifery Today’s mother and editor, often posts questions of interest for discussion by midwives on Facebook. We decided to share the thoughts on these topics in our magazine each quarter (sans emojis). Some of it may be controversial, but we hope that these conversations will inspire even further discussion and learning on the subjects we cover.
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Breech Birth