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Wise Nutrition for Pregnancy

Article 2015.8.18

Midwife Sister MorningStar shares a handout-like article full of wise nutrition tips. “Eating healthy foods is one the greatest gifts we can give our unborn babies to insure their proper physical and mental development. Combined with fresh air, pure water, daily exercise, a gentle lifestyle and nurturing relationships, what we eat truly creates a body and baby who radiate health and happiness.”

A Surprise Breech at Home

E-News 2015.8.19

We were so excited to meet our baby! We had not had a single ultrasound during the pregnancy. We felt confident in our midwife and reassured by the sound of our child’s strong heartbeat. … The baby had been head down and in an opportune position for weeks now, as felt by two midwives. We had every reason to expect a safe and beautiful homebirth. Breech Birth is the theme of the current issue of Midwifery Today E-News. Sign Up for Free Newsletter ] Read More

What does Optimal MotherBaby Friendly Care mean to you?

Conference 2015.6.23

Join Debra Pascali-Bonaro and other International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) members for a day of inspiration, discussion and action, 20 October, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm in Bad Wildbad, Germany. Learn from those who have implemented the 10 Steps of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative around the world, including CNN Hero Midwife Robin Lim whose work in Indonesia, the Philippines and the recent disaster in Nepal show us how these 10 steps provide the keys to safe, gentle birth in any setting. Globally it is a time of great change. We are moving from the Millennium Development Goals to the new Sustainable Development Goals. More research and initiatives support a woman’s right to choose her place and circumstance of birth. The meeting is the day before the Midwifery Today Germany 2015 Conference. Learn More

Global Birth Models

Article 2015.8.10

We have chosen five key factors that cut across all projects featured. All of these key ingredients are aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rates. In order to fully grasp the “secret sauce” of each model, the five factors combined with other innovative aspects will paint a picture of what has been effective and why. 1) Sustainability—the ability to meet basic commitments and needs on an ongoing basis for the communities in which they work. Note that the ability to be self-sustaining is a goal of some projects and a fulfilled promise for others at this point in time.

Posterior Questions and Answers

Article 2015.7.13

’Why Can It Be a Problem? It can be considered a problem to labor with a posterior baby, but it isn’t always! I have had moms without complaint give birth to a posterior baby and be surprised when baby came out looking up at them! However, mom may complain of more back pain, and labor may take a bit or a lot longer (but how do we really know?).” Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

Editorial 2015.6.17

’The thing is, we midwives, doulas and other informed birth practitioners have always known that homebirth is safer. … We know when and how to stand aside and be watchful as the beauty and uniqueness of each motherbaby unfolds their birth journey—unfolding from one being into two. We are also ever ready for emergencies during the birth, and we are vigilant during prenatals to suggest and educate in order to prevent certain emergencies from happening.” Read More

The Revolution So Far

Article 2015.6.8

Diana Paul gets readers up to date on the Birth Revolution. ’The Birth Revolution is like the slow food movement—it takes time to cook, it tastes best in community and a small taste leaves you wanting more.” Read More

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Trick of the Trade

Weekly Feature 2015.8.30 NEW!

I read of a midwife who found it very effective to use a flashlight on the mother's abdomen in a very dark room to encourage a breech baby to turn. She would slowly move the light in the direction she wished the fetus to turn.

— Rayner Garner, E-News 2:8

Quotable Quote

Weekly Feature 2015.8.30 NEW!

It is no small coincidence that midwives who cultivate faith in the process of birth often have practices that are markedly joyful.

— Caroline Eustice