The literature suggests that low-risk women who give birth in water may have a far lower rate of newborn GBS than women who have a dry birth. Author, midwife and researcher Judy Slome Cohain culls through the research and delivers an in-depth look at waterbirth and GBS in this eye-opening article.
Read more…. Waterbirth and GBS
Marion reviews research on vaginal breech birth, defending access to safe, vaginal birth for breech babies.
Read more…. Human Rights for Breech Mamas
The author overcomes her fears during her second birth and doesn’t let the string of “what ifs” overcome her determination to birth naturally, at home and in the water.
Read more…. The Second Was A Gift
Water plays a key role in this sweet story of a home waterbirth.
Read more…. My Waterbirth
A mother shares a bittersweet tale of birthing her second child naturally and beautifully in the comfort of her own home — the same home in which her mother had recently died.
Read more…. A Motherless Mother
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A CNM professor discovers the usefulness of the Foley Bulb when her own daughter wishes to birth vaginally after a cesarean.
Read more…. A Tale of Two Births: The Healing Power of VBAC
Jean Sutton, an expert in baby positions, offers sound advice for midwives facing the unusual “hand beside ear” position.
Read more…. Unusual Foetal Positions: Hand beside Ear
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The author is reminded of the incredible importance of a natural, uninterrupted birth process while birthing her daughter, Jocelyn Mary.
Read more…. The Birth of Jocelyn Mary
Illustration by Cathy Guy
A quick, stirring retelling of a birthing woman who “sings her song of life and death, courage and fear, the end and the beginning.”
Read more…. Birth As A Shape-Shifter
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The author discusses birth in India and highlights the tale of Manisha, a 16-year-old in an arranged marriage who experiences an extended labor.
Read more…. Manisha’s Birth Experience
A humor-infused take on natural third stage labor by an experienced homebirth midwife.
Read more…. Is That the Placenta?
A US midwife working in the Philippines experiences the sharp pain of telling a young mother that her baby has died in utero and realizes some human experiences are “the same in any language.”
Read more…. The Same in any Language