Midwifery Today Magazine
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Midwifery Today Issue 127
Midwifery Today Issue 127
Cover photo by Paige Driscoll (santacruzbirthphotographer.com)

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Midwifery Today is the perfect way to keep up with changes in the birth world, while maintaining a busy schedule. Take it with you to a birth or read it at home when you have some downtime. Midwives, doulas, and other birth practitioners share their experiences, tricks, and inspiring birth stories that will reinforce your dedication to birthing women. Mothers write about inspirational births and challenges they face. Learn about the latest scientific studies that support physiological birth, recently published books to help you and the women you serve, historical midwives, and birth practices from around the world. Be part of an international community of birth practitioners and women in their childbearing year!


Cover photo by Paige Driscoll (santacruzbirthphotographer.com). Paige is an award-winning photographer and a doula, as well as a mother to five boys. She is a storyteller of real-life moments, specializing in birth and motherhood. Her children’s births were the most beautiful and empowering experiences of her life and led her to become a birthworker. She is a certified birth doula, with training through Childbirth International, DONA International, and Hypnobabies, with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development. She has attended over 150 births. Her goal is to help parents feel confident, safe, and supported during birth, while documenting their journey. With a passion for birth and extensive experience as a photographer and birthworker, she is able to support women in labor and capture the true rawness and beauty of birth as it unfolds.

Pictured: “This is the moment. The moment the joy and relief of seeing our little girl for the first time overcame the exhaustion and exertion of the prior six hours. The moment when we fell so in love that I forgot about the intensity of the labor. … The moment that made it all worthwhile.” —Deborah Peck, mother

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Great Writers: You’ll be able to read material by some of the best birth writers in the world: passionate, informed women and men with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

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You’ll also discover new authors: midwives and doulas, mothers and grandmothers—people just like you. Our diversity of writers gives you a look at birth and midwifery from many viewpoints.

Vital Topics: You’ll get an in-depth look at an important topic in each quarterly issue, with several articles devoted to the issue theme. View upcoming editorial themes. Past themes have included:

In addition to the issue theme, we also have a section called “The Doula Corner,” and regular columns by Jan Tritten, Marion Toepke McLean, and Michel Odent. You’ll also be able to read other articles on a wide variety of relevant subjects. Past issues have included articles on:

Birth Wisdom and Inspiration: You’ll appreciate the quiet wisdom of Marion’s Message, a regular column written by nurse-midwife Marion Toepke McLean, who has extensive experience in home, hospital, and birth center births. You’ll discover ways to become a better birth practitioner with the short tips and tricks in Tricks of the Trade column. You’ll keep up-to-date on birth-related books and videos when you read Media Reviews. You’ll remember and rejoice in the wonder of the everyday miracle of birth when you see the beautiful photography and read the inspirational poetry. You’ll also find useful ads, which give you information about products and services of interest to midwives, aspiring midwives, doulas, and other birth professionals, as well as to new and expectant parents.

Born of the need for a unifying force in the midwifery movement, Midwifery Today magazine has been supporting, encouraging, and educating midwives and other birth practitioners since 1987. Midwifery Today, Inc., is committed to promoting safe, healthy, and happy outcomes for mothers and babies, and believes that the midwifery model of non-interventive, preventive care should be the standard of care throughout the world.

Thank You, Midwifery Today

I really enjoy Midwifery Today and read it as soon as it arrives. I work in a medically dominated hospital in England, so it is very refreshing to get an alternative view from a global perspective. Fortunately, the hospital where I work has a progressive head of midwifery who encourages midwives to work autonomously and practice in midwife care schemes. It is not always possible to give the care that women would ideally like when governed by procedures and protocols, but we are striving to meet the needs of the women in our care by being more flexible. Midwifery Today is an invaluable journal for all midwives and students to guide them in their practice.

—Miranda Hayer
Derby, England


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—Dianne Bolton

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