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We Are All Midwives by Debbie A. Díaz Ortiz enturies ago names meaning midwife or matron were recorded in the Bible and on every continent to define a wise woman who has specific skills to assist the mother and her baby during the periods of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Read more…. We Are All Midwives

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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

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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

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…in feeding babies, two substantial mammary glands are more useful than the two hemispheres of a professor’s brain.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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It was a natural consequence that all obstetric procedures had their indication widened as their relative safety became established. But that any operation, because asepsis makes it reasonably safe and anesthesia keeps the patient quiet during its performance, should be so inordinately broadened in its scope that the suspicion is evidence that it is being done for the convenience and conservation of time of the operator, is a travesty on scientific endeavor.

H. Schwarz, MD. 1919

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“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”

Kofi Annan
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Wisdom of the Midwives: Intervention by Editorial Wisdom of the Midwives - Issue 140
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From the Editor: Birth Evangelism by Jan Tritten and Harriette Hartigan
Katie’s Story by Aravah Salatino

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Posterior Babies

Second Stage Evolution by Elizabeth Allemann Physician Elizabeth Allemann’s training in the medical-model of care taught her to fear second stage. What happened when the research lead her to the midwifery model? Find out in an illuminating story that is sure to remind you how doctors and midwives can work together for the best health of mother and baby.
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Hemorrhage

The Mindfulness of Midwifery: Creating a Practice with Intent by Jodilyn Owen How can we help ourselves and other midwives not burn out from the time-consuming, all-encompassing work that is midwifery? In this article, author Jodilyn Owen offers some sound advice based on her own past struggles with time management and burnout.
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Birth the Filipino Way by Denie Heppner
Coming to Twins by Cynthia Caillagh
Complications of Childbirth by Marion Toepke McLean

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Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 88

…in feeding babies, two substantial mammary glands are more useful than the two hemispheres of a professor’s brain.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 85

It was a natural consequence that all obstetric procedures had their indication widened as their relative safety became established. But that any operation, because asepsis makes it reasonably safe and anesthesia keeps the patient quiet during its performance, should be so inordinately broadened in its scope that the suspicion is evidence that it is being done for the convenience and conservation of time of the operator, is a travesty on scientific endeavor.

H. Schwarz, MD. 1919

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 73

Throw out the rule book.

Barbara Harper

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 72

The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

Anne and Ray Ortlund

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 91

Women’s bodies have their own wisdom, and a system of birth refined over 100,000 generations is not so easily overpowered.

Sarah Buckley

Tricks of the Trade

Midwifery Today Issue 71
An Impulse to Soar: Quotations by Women on Leadership, compiled by Rosalie Maggio

Leaders have a passion and they have a picture or vision at some distance from the current reality. They use their passion to move them toward that vision, whether it’s something for their company, for themselves or for their cause.

Sandy Linver

Trauma

Human Rights in Childbirth: A Basket of Stories by Robin Lim Mothers worldwide are crying out for respectful, gentle maternal health services. The nightmare of “prenatal scare” instead of prenatal care has mothers-to-be crying after visits with the Ob/Gyn. Clearly, it is time for an awakening in birth. This is what so many of us birthkeepers are holding in our hearts. We devote our days and nights to supporting individual women to have choices in childbirth, while working on the broader, global front of human rights in childbirth.
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