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  • Editorial: Here We Go Again - by Jan Tritten
    Another attack on homebirth and traditional midwifery comes, once again, from a very persuasive source - The Lancet medical journal. Within what seems like a good idea upon cursory review - establishing midwife-run birth centers around the world - comes another imperialistic onslaught...
  • Editorial: Healing in Mexico - by Jan Tritten
    We began the Oaxaca, Mexico, conference with an exercise in global healing. Marina Alzugaray and Yeshi Sherover Neumann created the idea of splitting our group of about 275 people into "conquered" and "conquerors."
  • Editorial: Kitty Breastfeeding - by Jan Tritten
    Why don’t cats have breastfeeding problems? If we answer this we might have an answer to human breastfeeding problems. When Momma Cat had her babies—see last issue’s editorial—they began breastfeeding even before the other babies were born.
  • Editorial: From Russia with Love - by Jan Tritten
    editorial, Jan Tritten, father, mother, birth, parents, homebirth, midwife, Midwifery Today Magazine. From Russia with Love by Jan Tritten. 2010 Midwifery Today, Inc. All rights reserved.. Editor’s Note: This editorial originally appeared in. Midwifery Today, Issue 95. Autumn 2010..
  • Editorial: Birth Is a Human Rights Issue: A Movement - by Jan Tritten
    Editor in chief Jan Tritten comments on the recent witch-hunt in Europe and on the state of motherbaby rights around the world, calling all natural birth practitioners and supporters to protect birth as an inalienable human right.
  • Editorial: Education Priority Check - by Jan Tritten
    Your love of women, babies, families and each other needs to be your focus. You are answering a calling, one of service, not one that is self-serving.
  • Editorial: Changing Birth Practices - by Jan Tritten
    Editor-in-chief Jan Tritten reminds us to not simple follow culture, but to use right practices when we are dealing with motherbaby
  • Editorial: Midwifery Today: Past and Future - by Jan Tritten
    Midwifery Today is 18 years old this year. I like to reflect deeply at special milestones. To me, the beginning of the year is always a time of intense planning for the future and pondering where we have been.
  • Editorial: To Learn to Grow - by Jan Tritten
    Feeding the heart of midwifery through support, good counsel, and continuing education has always been the end goal of our efforts at Midwifery Today.
  • Editorial: Lessons from Kitty Birth: Using Placenta to Control Hemorrhage - by Jan Tritten
    I went to a totally beautiful and undisturbed birth today. Five of them, actually! The mother had the most natural births as we looked on, not disturbing her but just being “with woman.” With woman—with kitty.
  • Editorial: A Trip to the Tropics - by Jan Tritten
    Marina Alzugaray and I went to the Bahamas on our way to the Trinidad International Confederation of Midwives conference to check into doing a Midwifery Today international conference there in September 2005.
  • Editorial: Hands-On Care - by Jan Tritten
    Look at your hands. These hands are holy-ordained by God to receive babies. What is the substance of this divine trust? What is the responsibility? Midwife, partera is a high calling.
  • Editorial: Drugs in Labor - by Jan Tritten
    My soul is flooded with grief. My frustration overwhelms me. I cry for countless mothers and babies—for the births that could be. I am overwhelmed because I have felt the strong light of a powerful birth.
  • Editorial: Waiting Can Be So Hard - by Jan Tritten
    Jan Tritten reflects on second stage complications and the midwife’s role. Sometimes patient waiting, tempered with wisdom of when, and how, to act is the safest, healthiest way to bring new life into the world.
  • Editorial: 20 Years of Carrying Out a Calling - by Jan Tritten
    I was in the midst of writing a book about my homebirth practice when God said to me, "No, do a magazine for midwives." In 20 minutes He dictated to me the exact pattern and plan of Midwifery Today magazine.
  • Editorial: Two Important Keys: Autonomy and Working Together - by Jan Tritten
    Is our profession a barrier to instinctive birth? Are we, whose calling it is to protect and care for motherbaby in the birth year, actually forming a barrier? If so, how do we change our profession to meet the real needs of women in pregnancy and birth?
  • Editorial: Take Birth Back - by Jan Tritten
    The colonizing countries dominated birth with destructive medicalization at a time when Western powers were decimating cultures. Medicalization rode on the wave of imperialism. This force is still going today and is an effective tool used against normal, instinctive birth.
  • Editorial: International Networking - by Jan Tritten
    Here at Midwifery Today, we have been working hard on our country contacts. The goal is to have a contact person or persons in every country of the world.
  • Editorial: Love that Protects - by Jan Tritten
    As childbirth attendants, we must vigorously protect the birthing woman and her baby against wrong information, overly interventive technology, a convoluted system of law and medical ignorance that fuel interventive technology, and individuals who do not have her best interests at heart.
  • Editorial: Midwifery Knowledge Spread Around the World - by Jan Tritten
    The other way to spread this midwifery knowledge...is to bring it to the US at the conferences Midwifery Today presents here. I've seen that each culture that has not been taken over by interventive, mainstream medical birth culture has a lot to offer the rest of the world in terms of midwifery knowledge.
  • Editorial: Mexico, An Engaging Country - by Jan Tritten
    My first trip to Mexico was to plan our long-dreamed-of conference in this enchanting land. We met wonderful people in Oaxaca with a real willingness to help make this conference a reality. We met traditional midwives Mercedes and Antonia. Mercedes has been a midwife for 50 years.
  • Editorial: Happy Birthday, Birth Change - by Jan Tritten
    Midwifery Today turns 19 years old in February of 2005. For me, that is nearly 20 years of working to change birth with Midwifery Today, plus over 10 years of homebirth practice, changing birth one motherbaby at a time.
  • Editorial: Inclusiveness, The Essence of Midwifery - by Jan Tritten
    We will look back someday and say, "We had a legendary meeting at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) meeting in Vienna in April 2002." It was not a sanctioned meeting but one where we discussed issues many midwives have been concerned with.
  • Editorial: A Knowledge Base Fit for All Midwives - by Jan Tritten
    The question we must ask ourselves is this: Can a midwife survive a medicalized education and still come out an authentic midwife?
  • Editorial: ICM and Hemorrhage - by Jan Tritten
    The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) recently made a clandestine and potentially dangerous decision about midwifery practice.