Issue 66

Protecting The Birth Environment

There are many ways to help protect the birth environment. One is by educating women about what to expect and what to try to avoid. It is all about informed choice. I am a nurse, homebirth midwife and the childbirth coordinator at a small, rural health center in Maine.

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Anything Goes

I’ve been a student of midwifery for about eight years now. During this time, I have gone from two to four children, had the privilege of attending 26 births and taught many childbirth classes. I’ve seen a lot of different birth environments, and I’ve had some time to think about what makes a positive one. I’m sure the right answer is most anything does! Certainly, we can look at the factors that are embraced by the majority of birthing women and make some loose assumptions.

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Take Birth Back

The colonizing countries dominated birth with destructive medicalization at a time when Western powers were decimating cultures. Medicalization rode on the wave of imperialism. This force is still going today and is an effective tool used against normal, instinctive birth. Read more…. Take Birth Back

International Networking

Here at Midwifery Today, we have been working hard on our country contacts. The goal is to have a contact person or persons in every country of the world. Read more…. International Networking

Wise Words in the Netherlands

The powerful experience of being part of this conference is not easy to put into words. It was about being with midwives who are strong, wise women, who care about one another and about having those feelings awakened in us. Read more…. Wise Words in the Netherlands

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