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Review by Michele Klein. “Call the Midwife reveals a district midwife’s training by Anglican nuns, her spiritual journey and a gripping eye-opener on the challenges of midwifery among the urban poor, without running water or electricity.” READ MORE…
E-NEWS 2013.5.20 NEW!
“Recently, I was in Sister MorningStar’s class on critical thinking at the Midwifery Today conference in Eugene, Oregon
. Sister was teaching us the truth of physiological birth and how beautifully the process is designed. She was reminding us not to get overly nervous or interventive with the birth process. We can really disturb things by hurrying placentas. The first hour belongs to the motherbaby. Well, really the whole birth belongs to motherbaby!” Read an excerpt of the article, “Waterbirth Makes the Midwife’s Job Easier.” Waterbirth is the theme of this issue of Midwifery Today E-News
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Plan to attend the “Natural Birth: Skills, Science and Traditions” conference June 25–29 in Moscow, Russia. You will meet amazing and informative teachers from around the world, including Carol Gautschi, Elizabeth Davis, Gail Hart, Sister Morningstar and Beverley Lawrence Beech. Planned classes include Spinning Babies Workshop, Birth Trauma and Baby Health, Mexican Traditions and Techniques, and Fear: How It Affects Labor. [ PHOTO BY PHILIP PERKHOV ] LEARN MORE…
“Whether a mother is left to care for herself and her new baby during the postpartum time or is working to recover from her loss, she is in almost all cases expected to “bounce back on her feet” in a few days. Is our approach to postpartum falling short?” [ PHOTO BY CAROLINE E. BROWN ] READ MORE…
Read this editorial by Jan Tritten from Midwifery Today Issue 105
. “The most important thing I can say about hemorrhage is, “Don’t cause one.” If the body is well fed and mom is low on stress and feels loved, motherbaby and their process of labor and birth work well. Our first and most important job is to facilitate what is already a beautiful process.” READ MORE…
Review by Kelly Moyer. “With more than 45 years experience in maternity care, Perez has been writing about doula issues since the word first popped up in the US birth scene in the mid-1980s and is a recipient of the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association Lifetime Achievement Award.” READ MORE…
Review by Toni Rakestraw. “Harmon gives us a look into the early days of the homebirth movement in the 1970s through tales of her apprenticeship in Texas and midwifing births in West Virginia. She also describes her hospital training and work towards earning her CNM. Told in simple remembrances and stories, she shares how her life changed as her family grew up.” READ MORE…
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FEATURED PRODUCT 2013.5.8
When you watch Harriette Hartigan’s More than Food DVD slide show you’ll be reminded that a breastfed child is, indeed, receiving more than food. If you are a childbirth educator, lactation consultant or educator, doula, midwife or nurse, you will find this beautiful DVD a useful tool to share with your clients. VIEW PRODUCT…
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WEEKLY FEATURE 2013.5.19 NEW!
For c-section scar tissue, apply comfrey salve directly to the incision site. Comfrey, long known in indigenous cultures as 'bone knit,' rapidly heals tissue on a cellular level. With calendula, lavender, and echinacea added, it will reduce scar tissue and heal the site quickly.
WEEKLY FEATURE 2013.5.19 NEW!
Research is showing increasingly that what makes the most difference to improving the outcome of labor is not technological advances, but feeling comfortable about the place in which you give birth and the human support you have at the time.
— Nicky Wesson