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Wisdom of the Midwives: Tear Prevention

Wisdom of the Midwives: Tear Prevention – Issue 138

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Tricks of the Trade – Issue 138

Tricks of the Trade Issue 138

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Marion’s Message: Tear Prevention from a Retired Midwife

I graduated from Frontier Nursing School of Midwifery (1) in 1974. At the time episiotomy was widely taught and practiced in obstetrics as the healthiest delivery practice for mom and baby. But we were a midwifery school. We learned to do episiotomies only if it seemed necessary.

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Media Reviews – Issue 138

Midwifery Today Media Reviews, Issue 138. Birthing Models on the Human Rights Frontier: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 138

It’s Conference Planning Time Again!

Jan tells us about the conferences—US and international—being planned now that the pandemic has settled down. Read more…. It’s Conference Planning Time Again!

Anti-D: Reflecting on a Journey

Some 25 years ago, two pregnant women asked me the same question within weeks of each other. This is perhaps not that remarkable a statement from a midwife. We do, after all, answer questions and offer information for a living. Read more…. Anti-D: Reflecting on a Journey

Photo Album – Issue 138

Photo Album – Issue 138

Photographer and videographer: Eva Diana Iguaran—evadiana.com

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A Midwife Mourns

The story of a homeborn baby who dies of SIDS two months later, in a local hospital after attempts at resuscitation. The homebirth midwife shares her story.

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Stories! Stories! More Glory Stories, Please!

Too few wimyn spiraling through maidenhood, motherhood, cronehood hear of the innate powerhouse of sacred feminine energy that is their very nature. Sheroic stories perk the ears of all such wimyn. I am a lover and preserver of stories.

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Recommending Acupuncture in Midwifery Care

The thousands-of-years-old practice of acupuncture is a perfect integrative complement to midwifery care. The practice involves the insertion of fine, stainless steel, filiform needles at acupuncture points along the body.

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Becoming a Trauma-sensitive Birthkeeper

Working with women in a very difficult period as a doula and counsellor, I see it as integral to not neglect the unresolved effects of the past on the needs, behaviour, and emotions of my clients. While some of my clients are open, have a positive view of the future, and are filled with joy, others are tied to their old traumatic experiences and belief systems.

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