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Second Stage of Labor: Does Pushing Too Long Cause Infant Problems?

This article covers whether there are adverse effects related to the duration of pushing and how pushing should actually be defined.

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The Portable Office: The Introductory Consultation Visit

Learn what to cover in an initial free consultation visit for first-time homebirth clients.

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Salt: A Simple Treatment for Umbilical Granulomas

This helpful article explains how a simple household ingredient can be used for a non traumatic treatment for a common problem.

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When a Baby Is Born with Surprises

Not every baby is born perfect. The author, a self-trained homebirth midwife from Mexico, shares some ideas to help guide people when they encounter a baby with surprises. Read more…. When a Baby Is Born with Surprises

A Long Second Stage Birth

A story of serving through various births for the same, with a variety of outcomes.

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Difficult Births with Good Outcomes

Four educational vignettes about complicated births with positive outcomes.

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The Psychology and Illusion of Choice in Birth

With two different births by the same woman, the author contrasts actual choice and the illusion of choice in both the trajectory and outcomes.

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Freebirthing

Unassisted childbirth is a choice being made by some low-risk women. This article includes testimonials from some of them and suggests that we be less judgmental and try to understand what is motivating them.

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Increase Attendance at Your In-person Event in Two Easy Steps

A short piece with suggestions about how to get people to attend an event marketing your services.

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Pushing Uphill

How did lithotomy position become the standard position for giving birth? This article discusses the work of George Engelmann and how this came about.

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Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 131

Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 131

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Bimanual Compression of the Uterus: Its Place in Midwifery Practice

Learn about the hows and whys of this technique to stop postpartum hemorrhage.

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