Illustration by Gerd Altmann
Editor Jan Tritten shares thoughts about the uphill battle to respect birth, women, and babies and what keeps her moving forward in this quest. Read more…. For the One, For the Many
Photo by Jadell Films
Wisdom of the Midwives – Conversations from Facebook Issue 132
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Hemorrhages
Photo by Regina Willette
A practical article on the basics for a homebirth midwife’s birth bag.
Read more…. The Portable Office: A Peek into a Midwife’s Homebirth Bag
This is a powerful and emotional article against Cytotec and its use in pregnant women written by one of the most inspiring women in natural childbirth, Ina May Gaskin. Read more…. Cytotec and the FDA
It’s always important to be reminded of the basics, such as using the placenta to stop a hemorrhage. Hollie S. Moyer does a fine job of doing just that in this article. Read more…. The Power of Placenta for Hemorrhage Control
Midwifery Today’s editor-in-chief celebrates MT’s 30-year anniversary by honoring 13 of the magazine’s most loyal contributors and gentle birth advocates. Read more…. 30 Years and Still Going Strong
Sometimes it is easier to trust the innate intelligence in natural processes when science discovers or confirms through scientific studies the validity of something that is believed to be true, like upright positioning for birth, or something previously unknown, like the benefits of the human microbiota. Most recent is a growing respect of the microbiota at birth and its effect on long-term health.
Read more…. Micromanaging the Microbiota
Midwifery Today mother Jan Tritten shares her thoughts on the third stage and how it isn’t such a good idea for this part of birth to be routinely managed. Read more…. Routine Active Management of the Third Stage
A doula shares her frustration with having to navigate natural childbirth in a sea of time limits and interventions.
Read more…. The Mythical Expiration Date
Editor-in-chief Jan Tritten reminds us to not simple follow culture, but to use right practices when we are dealing with motherbaby Read more…. Changing Birth Practices
Midwife MorningStar speak of nature’s right timing. “Preparing a woman or preparing ourselves for right timing begins with not setting time limits. If a woman’s people take longer to grow a baby, she may, too.
Read more…. The Times and Tools of Induction
Photo by Eneyda Spradlin-Ramos
Marsden Wagner with Midwifery Today conference attendees
The world lost a treasure earlier this year, but his passion and kindness will forever remain in our hearts. This tribute contains memories, stories and thoughts about Marsden from some of his midwife friends. Read more…. In Memory of Marsden Wagner – A Friend to Midwives, 1930–2014