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The author, who is married to a Tanzanian man, discusses childbirth traditions in that country from a personal perspective and reminds us that, as mothers, we need to stand up for our choices.
Read more…. One Birth, Two Worlds: A Personal Encounter with “Traditional” and “Modern” Maternal Health Care in Northern Tanzania
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Voices of Maya Midwives author writes of another revered Mexican midwife and how she practices her art.
Read more…. Judith Orozco Cassillas, a Living National Treasure of Mexico
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Like many parts of the world, birth has become medicalized in Croatia. Two midwives write of their efforts to provide women with safe and meaningful births.
Read more…. Having a Child in Croatia
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This historical account of midwifery in Norway 200 years ago provides a new window on this venerable and ancient profession.
Read more…. The Very Oldest Profession
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A charming tale about an old midwife.
Read more…. The Old Midwife
This essay answers the question “How important are credentials?”
Read more…. Always a Beginner
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An apprentice-trained and apprentice-training midwife praises this model of midwifery education, describing briefly what it entails.
Read more…. Why Apprentices?