Editor in Chief Jan Tritten her response and the responses of three other birth professionals about The Lancet’s series of papers on solutions to maternal mortality internationally. Read more…. Here We Go Again
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Marion critiques the outcome of the NIH’s recent conference on “Cesarean on Maternal Request.”
Read more…. Marion’s Message: Cesarean on Maternal Request
This is the first of four articles on bullying, a problem that has been identified within the profession of midwifery, as well as in many other areas. The next issue will feature The Bully (identifying the bully). Read more…. Bullying
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How use of amnioscopy, an inexpensive and simple technique, can be used to evaluate condition of the amniotic fluid prior to and during labor
Read more…. Should Midwives Re-invent the Amnioscope?
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Excerpted from Amazing Birth Stories, midwife Diane shares her experience with various homeopathics and herbs for birth.
Read more…. Birth Herbs and Homeopathics: Stats and Stories
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Having babies had a positive effect on the author’s relationship with her body.
Read more…. The Life of My Body
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Frequent MT writer Judy Slome Cohain provides some personal insights about relationships with mothers and long, dysfunctional labors.
Read more…. Mothers and Long Dysfunctional Labors
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This homebirth midwife shares her experience in successfully handling babies who pass meconium prior to birth.
Read more…. On Meconium at Home and Delayed Cord-cutting
The author discusses the issue of meconium and the link between meconium aspiration syndrome and induction of labor.
Read more…. The Problem Is Induction, Not Meconium
When seeking help, you may be told that you are experiencing the baby blues or PPD, either of which may be present with PTSD. However, along with the typical weepiness, anxiety and depression of PPD, key symptoms of PTSD include insomnia, irritability and angry outbursts, panic attacks, nightmares… Read more…. Healing the Trauma: Entering Motherhood with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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An unusual story about a baby who passed meconium long before birth.
Read more…. The Color of Goldenrod