Join us in May for a one-day conference on the East Coast USA!

Conference 2017.2.20

Eneyda Spradlin-Ramos Eneyda Spradlin-Ramos, Gail Hart and Jan Tritten will discuss topics such as New and Old: Techniques for Controlling and Preventing Hemorrhage, Resolving Shoulder Dystocia, and Our Eyes and Non-verbal Communication.

There will also be a Tricks of the Trade sharing session. You may choose from three locations: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the Boston area, and New York City. Learn more about our East Coast mini-conferences this May.

Learn about birth and midwifery in the comfort of your own home!

Online Classes 2017.4.17

We will be offering online classes for both beginning and experienced midwives, as well as for other birth professionals. You may also purchase recordings of past classes. For more information and to see a list of past and future classes.

Stop Cutting: The Right to Bodily Integrity

Article 2017.3.14

Author and midwife Jane Beal discusses female genital mutilation and what can be done to eliminate cutting within a community that practices it routinely. Read More

What is Midwifery Today magazine?

Featured Product 2017.4.11

Midwifery Today is a 72-page quarterly print publication filled with in-depth articles, birth stories from around the world, stunning birth photography, news, reviews and more. If you like what you see on this web site, you’ll love what you’ll see in the magazine. Subscribe now and make sure you receive every information-packed issue. Read More

Microbiome and Health

Article 2017.2.23

To better guide pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, author and physician Fernando Molina helps readers to understand the affect the microorganisms in intestinal flora have on influencing overall health. [Photo by Lynsey Stone] Read More

Connection and Empathy

Article 2017.2.13

When eminent psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Daniel Siegel asked over 65,000 mental health professionals face-to-face in lecture halls around the world if they had ever had a course on the mind or on mental health, 95% replied no. We can imagine what the scenario is for midwives and other birth-related professionals. [Photo by Jennifer Mason] Read More

Editorial: Albert McLaren, Midwife

Article 2017.1.30

We have lost an amazing Fijian midwife and nurse, Albert Edward McLaren. We would not have been able to do the Fiji conference without this maverick of a midwife. He passed away on September 26, 2016, of complications from diabetes. He worked tirelessly for the nine months leading up to the conference—a normal human gestation! He answered dozens of e-mails from me to get the details sorted out. Read More

How a Checklist Promotes Human Rights in Childbirth

Article 2016.12.5

As someone who has witnessed decades of human rights violations in my work as a midwife among the poor in Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as in America, I know I am not alone in desperately wanting things to be different for women, especially the poor and disenfranchised who suffer the most. Read More

What If, What For and What Now? Human Rights and Cultural Rights in Childbirth

Article 2016.11.15

We have grown a world where mutual recognition of respect and autonomy is not enough. Human rights must become legal rights in our complex global social structures. Education about human rights becomes equally important. [Photo by Monet Moutrie] Read More

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Coupon Offers 2017.4.3

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Normalizing the Breech Delivery (DVD)

Featured Product 2017.4.4

If you attend pregnant women, you need basic knowledge of the breech delivery. In this DVD, Midwives Valerie El Halta and Rahima Baldwin Dancy share their expertise in a clear, detailed manner. You’ll learn a Breech Scoring System to help evaluate risk, various positions for the mother in delivering a breech baby, the key points for diagnosing and delivering a frank breech and more. Perfect for midwifery training programs and self-study by both student and experienced midwives, Normalizing the Breech Delivery is a must-have for every birth library. View Product

EmerGently Brochure Available—Birth Is Normal!

News 2016.5.30

This pamphlet was designed by the Global Midwifery Council to address the crisis in childbirth worldwide. Simple graphics depict the most essential guidelines for a normal, healthy birth. Communicating directly without even the need for language, it is designed to assist safe birth in the deepest reaches of the planet. Available as a free download or durable glossy brochures to put in clinics, shelters, fire and police stations, libraries, schools and hospitals.

Trick of the Trade

Weekly Feature 2017.4.23 NEW!

Swollen Veins during Pregnancy:

Nettle is filled with vitamins and minerals and helps with the elasticity of veins. Make a nettle infusion by putting one cup of the dried herb in a quart jar, pouring boiling water over it and letting it sit in the dark for four to eight hours. Strain and refrigerate. Women who don't like the taste of nettles can add mint and drink it iced.

— Anonymous, Midwifery Today Issue 70

Quotable Quote

Weekly Feature 2017.4.23 NEW!

Midwives working with women is a perfect and time-proven partnership. Bureaucracy and birth is not.

— Jan Tritten