Preeclampsia and Nutritional Priorities

ARTICLE  2015.2.28  NEW!
altcaption“The nature and the expression of pregnancy diseases vary among different species of mammals. It is notable that these differences are related to the nutritional priorities during the prenatal phase of development.” READ MORE…

Improve your midwifery skills and knowledge

CONFERENCE  2015.2.28  NEW!
Attend the full-day Midwifery Skills class with Elizabeth Davis, Patricia Edmonds, Gail Hart, Carol Gautschi, Marion Toepke McLean and Sister MorningStar. Planned sessions include Prenatal Care to Prevent Birth Complications, Common Complications of Labor, The First Hour After Birth and Creating Postpartum Plans that Work. Suitable for both beginning and advanced midwives, this class is part of our conference in Eugene, Oregon, March 18–22, 2015. LEARN MORE…

The Deadly Itch: How My Midwives Saved My Babies’ Lives

ARTICLE  2015.3.3  NEW!
Not many are familiar with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a condition that causes intense itching. What is surprising about ICP, that even fewer people realize, is that it can be a deadly disease. A mom shares her experience with ICP in this eye-opening first-hand account. READ MORE…

Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project

ARTICLE  2015.2.16
Birth Photographer Leilani Rogers created the Breastfeeding Awareness Project, which involves breastfeeding photography in the hopes of making breastfeeding a normal part of life in our culture. “Having breastfed four children, some with more success and support than others, I know firsthand what an accomplishment breastfeeding can feel like. It’s no wonder that I’ve developed a passion for capturing those bonding moments for others” READ MORE…

The Power of Placenta for Hemorrhage Control

ARTICLE  2015.2.4
“The placenta has been a source of wonder throughout history. This truly amazing organ transfers nutrients and gases between mother and baby, producing and secreting the various hormones needed to sustain the pregnancy and allow the baby to flourish…” READ MORE…

Two of My Birth Stories

ARTICLE  2015.1.22
altcaptionAs my contractions grew closer and stronger, I had less and less to contribute to the table conversation. I sneaked off upstairs and began preparing our bedroom for our long awaited homebirth. I enjoyed many good moments of just breathing, relaxing and letting my body work to move my baby down. I was so grateful to be doing this work in the privacy of my own bedroom, surrounded by those who love me most. No uncomfortable drive to a hospital. No paperwork to sign. No admitting questions to answer. No nurses to subvert. No unnecessary routine interventions to decline. No risk of intruders. No fear. [ PHOTO BY GREGG GARNER ] READ MORE…

Midwifing a Movement

ARTICLE  2014.12.17
“One of my favorite things to do is walk in my garden. My husband and I grow a lot of our food, and I love walking through my beds, observing, planning and just being. Along with midwifery, gardening is a passion of mine. That is why I am so thankful I met Emilee Gettle, who, like me, runs a magazine. Emilee is a leader in the healthy food movement.” Read this editorial by Jan Tritten from Midwifery Today Issue 112. [ PHOTO BY BRIAN DUNNE / BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEEDS ] READ MORE…

Spinning Babies: Parent Class shows you how you can enhance your labor and birth

FEATURED PRODUCT  2015.2.28  NEW!
This DVD presents practical strategies that fill the labor progress gaps that other classes often miss and can be used to supplement any approach or childbirth method. It is useful for birth in the hospital, birth center or home and will educate both parents and midwife. VIEW PRODUCT…

Trick of the Trade

WEEKLY FEATURE  2015.3.1  NEW!
For women with unexplained elevated blood pressure, take the blood pressure at a location other than at the caregiver's office. The caregiver's office can make a client tense and nervous and cause increased pressure.
— Lauren Poindexter, E-News 2:16

Quotable Quote

WEEKLY FEATURE  2015.3.1  NEW!
Trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home. It changes our lives. Trauma messes everybody up. But maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.
— Grey's Anatomy, Midwifery Today Issue 90