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The definitive paper on the safety and outcomes for breech birth at home and in birth centers, with helpful suggestions for midwives.
Read more…. The Bottom Line on Breech: Home, Hospital, and Birth Center Outcomes and Suggestions for Birth Attendants
This article covers whether there are adverse effects related to the duration of pushing and how pushing should actually be defined.
Read more…. Second Stage of Labor: Does Pushing Too Long Cause Infant Problems?
This helpful article explains how a simple household ingredient can be used for a non traumatic treatment for a common problem.
Read more…. Salt: A Simple Treatment for Umbilical Granulomas
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With two different births by the same woman, the author contrasts actual choice and the illusion of choice in both the trajectory and outcomes.
Read more…. The Psychology and Illusion of Choice in Birth
Unassisted childbirth is a choice being made by some low-risk women. This article includes testimonials from some of them and suggests that we be less judgmental and try to understand what is motivating them.
Read more…. Freebirthing
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Midwifery & Childbirth News: Summer 2019 Issue 130 Read more…. Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 130
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How Do You Work with Women Who Have Had Trauma in a Previous Birth or in Life? Conversations from Facebook
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Trauma
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A doula delves deep into the role of the doula—what it is, what is could be, what it should be, and why we need to seriously consider it
Read more…. Revitalizing Midwifery: Reimagining the Doula’s Role
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This article addresses the 20-week ultrasound that is now standard for some pregnant women and a case in which not having one done saved the mother from a cesarean.
Read more…. Prenatal Ultrasound and Gastroschisis
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A new midwife of color tells about some challenges she faced in her journal through midwifery school and how her first year as a midwife is now bearing fruit. Read more…. Life of a New Midwife: The Heart of Healing
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Midwives, as well as their clients, become traumatized and need compassionate care. This article encourages us to take care of ourselves too.
Read more…. Holding Space for Birthworkers
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Whether naturopathy, herbalism, homeopathy, counseling, or energy work—all are tools for to help birthworkers ease grief and birth trauma in their clients. Read more…. Tools for Easing Grief and Birth Trauma