“Pillars of Midwifery: Insight, Information and Intuition”

CONFERENCE  2015.4.1
Join us for our conference in Bad Wildbad, Germany, this October. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of classes including Spinning Babies with Gail Tully, Mexican Techniques with Angelina Martinez Miranda, and Shoulder Dystocia with Elizabeth Davis and Gail Hart. LEARN MORE…

What is the purpose of midwifery education? What is your purpose for midwifery education?

E-NEWS  2015.4.1
“Midwifery Education” is the theme of the current issue of Midwifery Today E-News. Read responses to the question, “What do you think is the best approach to midwifery education?” SIGN UP FOR FREE NEWSLETTER ] READ MORE…

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

ARTICLE  2015.3.3
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…

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Fiji, the Land of Smiles

ARTICLE  2015.3.19
Facebook has proven itself to be a great way to meet midwives from other countries, and this is how I met sister midwives from Fiji. I made friends with Merewairita Valu, who then introduced me to Chandra Kanta. Sometimes you meet people on e-mail or Facebook and you know immediately that you are going to be the best of friends. That is how it was with both Merewairita and Chandra. Our like-mindedness was immediately felt and our concern for motherbaby and midwives was an obvious calling. READ MORE…

A Major New Resource for Maternity Care and the Midwifery Community

NEWS ITEM  2015.3.6
Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care is a landmark resource for maternity care, midwifery and childbearing families. Dr. Sarah J. Buckley is the author of this unprecedented, up-to-date synthesis of over 1100 studies. The report and an ongoing agenda to address its implications within the nation’s maternity care system are a project of Childbirth Connection Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. The new report and many related materials are freely available at the website, including a booklet for women, fact sheets for maternity care providers, and infographics. The public is invited to investigate, use and share these resources widely. GO TO WEBSITE…

Preeclampsia and Nutritional Priorities

ARTICLE  2015.2.28
“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…

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…

Buy Midwifery Today Issue 104, on doulas, in PDF format!

Midwifery Today Issue 104, which is all about doulas, is now available to purchase as a PDF. The print edition of this issue has sold out, so we are pleased to be able to offer this valuable information in a downloadable format at Lulu.com. Contributors include Michel Odent, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Allie Chee, Susun Weed and Sister MorningStar. VIEW PRODUCT…

Trick of the Trade

I remind couples as we tour the birth center (in the hospital birthing classes that I teach) that the rooms contain all the equipment the hospital prefers to have available for a birth. Then I ask what equipment is essential to have a baby. I let them ponder a moment, then submit to them that the only equipment necessary is a pregnant woman! The rest of the equipment exists to make things more convenient for those attending her.
— Patty Kartchner, E-News 2:11

Quotable Quote

Be bold. Be proud. Persist in spreading the word that midwives are not only experts in normal birth, but also expert at keeping birth normal.
— Judy Edmunds, CPM, MT Back Issues