Issue 77

Prenatal Diagnosis—Technological Triumph or Pandora’s Box?

This article was adapted from a chapter in Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, by Sarah Buckley, MD. It tells the whole story of prenatal testing and questions its routine use.

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Mothers: Birth Helpers, Bosses or Intruders?

Another article on the positives and negatives that mothers and mother-in-law can bring to the birth experiences of their children, and how midwives might respond.

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Midwifery Today: Fat, Friendly Midwifery Today!

Birthdays, as all midwives know, are times of celebration. They give us cause to pause, to look backward and forward, taking stock, revisiting the past and dreaming of the future. They form a temporal point by which we can catalogue our lives and achievements or, sometimes, a reminder that we have not yet made time to do the things that really make our hearts soar.

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The Anatomy of a Miracle

Sara Schley shares the remarkable birth of her premature but healthy twins. After nearly giving up, she avoided the knife and was able to deliver them naturally.

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A Road Home

Feeling a failure at not birthing normally in the past, Rebecca Holdsworth shares an inspiring story of her final birth. Also included is a cartoon that says it all about managed care, ACOG and hospital birth.

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Marion’s Message: Midwives, Mothers and Mothers-in-law

Associate Editor Marion McLean shares stories of the interconnectedness and complexities of dealing with birthing women and their mothers and mothers-in-law.

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Leaving a Legacy

Midwifery lost three shining stars at the end of 2005. This tribute discusses their contributions.

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Midwifery Today: A Safe Haven for Midwives

Midwifery Today has been my friend, my tutor and my safe haven for becoming the midwife I am today.

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Midwifery Today

Midwifery Today’s 20th Anniversary. Notes from friends of Midwifery Today.

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At Home in Birth

An essay by a homebirth doula and apprentice in Duluth, Minnesota, where the tradition runs deep.

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20 Years of Carrying Out a Calling

I was in the midst of writing a book about my homebirth practice when God said to me, “No, do a magazine for midwives.” In 20 minutes He dictated to me the exact pattern and plan of Midwifery Today magazine. Read more…. 20 Years of Carrying Out a Calling

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