Issue 76

Reducing the Risk of Postpartum Depression

An apprentice midwife and doula discusses postpartum depression and how it can be avoided.

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An Extraordinary Ordinary Birth

The author tells the story of a homebirth that succeeded with the support of her midwife and husband.

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Heavy Metal Toxicity and the Unborn Child

A naturopath discusses the threat of heavy metal toxicity and detoxifying prior to pregnancy.

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HIV in Postpartum and Baby Care

Nancy continues her HIV series with a discussion of treatment for moms living with HIV and their babies.

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Bahamas / Success on Many Levels

As Marina Alzugaray explains in Reclaiming a Cuban Heritage, the Bahamian midwives really know how to make others feel welcome to their country. They were so open and ready for us to be there with them at the Midwifery Today Bahamas conference in September; they made us feel a part of them. Read more…. Bahamas / Success on Many Levels

A Decade of Nurse-Midwifery Practice, and Done

Sharon describes being “downsized” out of a hospital-based midwifery practice and how she responded.

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Posterior Labor: A Pain in the Back

I have become increasingly frustrated and angry that posterior position and its ensuing complications in labor and delivery account for an inordinate number of caesareans.

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Giving Birth: A Midwife’s Faith in Birth Is Reborn

After a test of faith, a midwife births her own baby without a hitch.

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Marion’s Message: Three Births in Posterior Position

Marion describes three different births in which the baby began in posterior presentation. This article includes tricks for turning a posterior baby.

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An Interview with Mabel Dzata

An interesting interview with a revered Pacific Northwest midwife.

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