Sudy Storm shares another engaging true story of volunteering in Sierra Leone, this time accompanied by her wise-beyond-her-years granddaughter, Kassy. Read more…. The Littlest Midwife
Female genital mutilation continues to be a reality and a rite of passage for girls in Kenya, despite the laws now prohibiting it. The author tells about her personal observations of this damaging and traumatic practice. Read more…. The Cut
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Despite a series of misadventures, the woman featured in this story has a nice birth.
Read more…. A Special Homebirth in India
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Contributing Editor Judy Slome Cohain writes about her experiences training to be a midwife.
Read more…. Learning to Be a Midwife
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A first-person account of the effects of abuse prior to and during pregnancy.
Read more…. Memorandum and Advice from an Abuse Survivor
The author tells us why she is involved in good birth, and how it can be healing for women with a history of abuse. Read more…. El parto como sanidad
Learn about the amazing placenta and its many uses.
Read more…. The Care and Keeping of Placentas
Jan discusses how midwives can help with a problem that is rarely discussed: the impact of becoming a father on men who were abused. Read more…. Fathers Who Were Abused
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One of the authors of the new Motherbaby Press Book, Survivor Moms: Women’s Narratives of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, provides a snapshot of types of trauma exposures reported by first-time mothers in the Midwest and how they relate to risk of PTSD.
Read more…. Survivor Moms: Multiple Trauma Exposures and the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The author argues that midwives don’t have to be expert therapists to help women who have been sexually traumatized; she can guide the woman through using birth as the healer.
Read more…. In My Opinion: Birth as a Vehicle for Healing
Sharing her own experience, the author makes the case that every mom should have the right to have a midwife for her birth. Read more…. Midwifery Is Not a Luxury
Contributor and homeopath Piper Martin discusses the two most common homeopathic remedies for traumatic birth.
Read more…. Arnica and Aconite